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Steve Breaston reportedly considering knee surgery

Steve Breaston met with the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers this week, but walked away from both visits without a contract. Now the free-agent wide receiver is reportedly considering knee surgery.

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Sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Breaston is thinking about undergoing Regenokine treatment in Germany, the same procedure that basketball's Kobe Bryant and baseball's Alex Rodriguez opted for with positive results.

Breaston is hoping to address knee inflammation and early arthritic symptoms, per the report. The overseas treatment is unusual: A small cup of blood is removed from the subject, and "incubated at a slightly elevated temperature and spun in a centrifuge to make serum that's injected to combat inflammation." This has eased pain for patients in the past.

ESPN reports Breaston believes he could pass a physical today, but wants to take steps to improve his knee issues over the long haul. Breaston has been urged by family members and one of his agents to seek out the Regenokine treatment.

NFL.com's Aditi Kinkhabwala also reports that Breaston is expected to meet with additional teams in the coming weeks about a possible job.

Follow Marc Sessler on Twitter @MarcSesslerNFL.

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