According to the Steelers, Haynes had arthroscopic surgery Tuesday morning to repair torn cartilage in his right knee. Haynes had rushed for 63 yards on 20 carries and caught seven passes for 57 yards. He had also registered four special teams tackles.
Haynes had been seen as a possible feature running back in
2004, but now will have to show in training camp whether he is
capable of carrying such a load.
This is the second consecutive year he has seen his season
shortened by a leg injury. Last season, Haynes suffered a
broken leg that forced him out of action.
To replace Haynes on their roster, the Steelers signed third-year
running back Dee Brown, a former Syracuse star and Carolina Panthers draft choice.
The 5-10, 215-pound Brown was selected by the Panthers in the
sixth round of the 2001 draft, but missed that entire season with
an ankle injury.
He rushed for 360 yards and four touchdowns while also
catching 17 passes for 86 yards and a score in 2002.
But Brown was released by the Panthers Sept. 1 and has not
played this season. He will wear No. 22 for the Steelers.
Haynes placed on Injured Reserve
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