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Limas Sweed, Jamaal Jackson Battling For Spots At Giants’ Rookie Minicamp

PITTSBURGH - AUGUST 29: Wide Reciever Limas Sweed #14 of the Pittsburgh Steelers makes the catch  against corner back Leodis McKelvin #28 of the Buffalo Bills at Heinz Field on August 29, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH – AUGUST 29: Wide Reciever Limas Sweed #14 of the Pittsburgh Steelers makes the catch against corner back Leodis McKelvin #28 of the Buffalo Bills at Heinz Field on August 29, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN) - Limas Sweed, a former second-round pick of the Steelers in the 2008 NFL Draft, is attempting to return to the NFL, and he has the Super Bowl Champion Giants in his focus.

The 27-year-old wide receiver, who was once expected to become a staple in the Steelers’ offense for years to come, will try out for a roster spot at the Giants’ rookie minicamp this weekend, reported the New York Daily News. The Super Bowl XLIII Champion is two years removed from his last NFL game. The six-foot-four, 220-pounder underwent surgery to repair his torn Achilles tendon in May of 2010 and then was waived by Pittsburgh in mid-September of 2011.

Also battling for one of the last two roster spots on Big Blue, the Daily News reported, is center Jamaal Jackson, an eight-year NFL veteran.

The 32-year-old was with the Eagles from 2003 to 2011, starting 72 of 84 games in that span. The Delaware State alum was injured in the Eagles’ 2010-’11 opener when he suffered a torn triceps. He missed the entire 2010 campaign and was released by the Eagles following the 2011 season.

It can’t hurt to take a look at Limas Sweed, can it? He was once projected to be a big-time player. Offer your thoughts and comments below…