I don't think that there was much doubt that Battle would find a home elsewhere after losing his starting job with the 49ers. He had a meeting scheduled with the Seahawks but that was placed on hold once they started pursuing Brandon Marshall. Jason LaCanfora is reporting that Battle has agreed to terms with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Battle has spent his entire career with the 49ers.
He was drafted in the sixth round of the 2003 draft. He was only a full-time starter for two seasons (2006 and 2007) and in those two seasons he put up 686 and 600 yards respectively. He has also been notorious on special teams. He's basically been a #2 WR his entire career and will probably have the same role in Pittsburgh. The Steelers Special Teams coach is Al Everest who was most recently with the 49ers, so I suspect we'll be seeing Battle in a ST role with the Steelers
In other news the St. Louis Rams have signed DT Fred Robbins to a 3 year deal worth a maximum of $12 million. Robbins has been with the Giants for the last six seasons. Previously he was with the Vikings for four seasons. In his career he's averaged 35-40 tackles per season with 4-5 sacks per season. Does this signing mean that the Rams choose to pass on Ndamukong Suh?