Steelers Make Trade for WR

The Steelers announced the acquisition of Freddie Milons, a 5-11, 190-pound receiver, through a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a future conditional draft pick.

"Freddie is someone we have been interested in since his collegiate playing days at Alabama," said Kevin Colbert, director of football operations. "This was a good opportunity for us to add a young receiver who has good return capabilities."

The highlight of Milons' 2003 preseason was an 82-yard kickoff return versus the Steelers in Philadelphia's 21-16 victory earlier this month.

A second-year player, Milons was a fifth-round draft pick of the Eagles in 2002. He suffered a broken leg in Philadelphia's final preseason game in 2002 and was inactive for all 16 regular-season games and both postseason contests.

The trade of Milons gives the Steelers 60 players. They need to trim their roster to the NFL-limit 53 players by 4 p.m. Sunday.


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