Even though the Steelers signed Lee Mays last week, they have only four wide receivers under contract.
One of those wide receivers, Nate Washington, didn't catch a pass in the regular season last year. A potential fifth wide receiver, Sean Morey, is a restricted free agent who's used only on special teams, where he is a team co-captain.
In the 5-foot-8, 180-pound Dwight, the Steelers were looking at a player who caught 19 passes last season for the New England Patriots. He also would have filled a void as a punt returner, having returned 162 career punts at an average of 9.7 yards per return and three touchdowns.
Now, the Steelers will look elsewhere for a punt returner/wideout, possibly waiting until the draft or for June 1 cuts. The team will also take a look at New England veteran Troy Brown.