March 3, 2013
Well, perhaps we now know why receiver Steve Breaston has not signed with a new team since being cut by the Chiefs.
Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, Breaston is considering the so-called "Regenokine treatment" in Germany for a lingering knee problem.
Schefter writes that Breaston, who recently visited the Browns and Steelers, has "knee inflammation and early arthritic symptoms."
The procedure entails removing a blood, incubating it at an elevated temperature, spinning it in a centrifuge to make a serum, and then injecting it to fight inflammation.
In leaking this info to the media, Breaston's camp is walking a fine line between maintaining the impression that he can pass a physical without it and creating the perception that he could end up being even better if it works.
Indeed, Breaston, Schefter writes, believes the procedure isn't needed. Breaston's family and agent are pushing him to do it.
Regardless of whether he undergoes the procedure, he plans to keep trying to improve the knee. Which means that the knee, while possibly "fine," isn't 100 percent.