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Posted on Tue, Mar 30, 2010 : 3:38 p.m.

Former Michigan football players Steve Breaston and Gabe Watson re-sign with Arizona Cardinals

By Staff


Michigan's Steve Breaston returns a punt to around midfield against Ball State during the fourth quarter at Michigan Stadium on Saturday, November 4, 2006.

Ann Arbor News file photo

Former Michigan wide receiver Steve Breaston, a restricted free agent, signed a new deal with the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday that pays him $2.4 million next season, according to

With Arizona's trade of Anquan Boldin to the Baltimore Ravens, Breaston is expected to move into the No. 2 receiving role with the Cardinals and complement Larry Fitzgerald.

Gabe Watson, another former U-M player with Arizona, also re-signed the team's restricted free agent offer.


Terry Star21

Wed, Mar 31, 2010 : 10:50 a.m.

I think one of the greatest things in the NFL is UM has teams with several former UM FB players on their squad.... can show the others how to barbeque, support great causes (Mott's Children), stay out of trouble, be coachable and ideal teamates, and......Oh yes - WIN!!!! UM FB in the NFL - 86............... Big Ten in NFL -17


Tue, Mar 30, 2010 : 8:48 p.m.

As a Phoenix resident, I can tell you the Cardinals and their fans LOVE these guys, especially Breaston. The Cardinals, despite the loss of Anquan Boldin, still see themselves as having one of the top receiver duos in the NFL with Larry Fitzgerald and Breaston. Now they just have to hope that Leinhart can still get these guys the ball the way Warner did.


Tue, Mar 30, 2010 : 3:22 p.m.

It's great to see Steve Breaston doing so well at receiver. In seeing him play at Michigan it didn't seem to me that receiver was his natural position. He excelled at returning punts and would have made an incredible QB running RR's offense. But, he worked at it and grew into the receiver position. Clearly, he's gotten even better while playing for the Cardinals.