Both Mathis and Moore are on the downside of their careers and are June cap casualties. With both players, however, the Steelers are looking for opportunity to bring both talent and experience to their still-young corps of relievers. Moore will be visiting this Tuesday and Mathis will visit Wednesday. Moore is three-years younger than Mathis, but has a more significant recent history of injuries.
Clearly the one with the most to lose from the team's recent fascination with experienced wide recievers is Troy Edwards, although Head Coach Bill Cowher commented yesterday on how hard Edwards had worked during the off-season. With Antwaan Randle-El and Lenzie Jackson also vying for spots, Edwards is clearly on the hot seat this Summer.
Mathis had a solid 2001 season with Atlanta, when he caught 51 passes for 564 yards. Moore was injured in Game 4 and missed the rest of the season. Mathis would be at least three years older than any other player on the Steelers roster.
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