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Arnaz Battle | Wide Receiver

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (37) / 2/22/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 208
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 6 (197) / SF
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Steelers released WR Arnaz Battle.
The move takes Pittsburgh off the hook for Battle's $1.04 million base salary. Battle, 32, was not an offensive contributor in 2011, appearing in 10 games and failing to record a reception. He did have four special teams tackles. Wed, Feb 8, 2012 04:07:00 PM

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Steelers WR Arnaz Battle left Sunday's Week 9 game due to a minor hamstring injury.

He merely offers depth to the Steelers' receiving corps, and any absence would have little to no fantasy impact.
Mon, Nov 7, 2011 01:51:00 AM

Steelers signed WR Arnaz Battle to a three-year, $3.9 million contract. The deal includes a $975,000 signing bonus.

Battle, 30, caught five balls for 40 yards in 14 games last year, his lowest totals since 2003. He'll play special teams in Pittsburgh and push Limas Sweed for the No. 4 receiver job. Also offering punt return value, Battle won't threaten Mike Wallace's No. 3 spot behind Santonio Holmes and Hines Ward.
Mon, Mar 8, 2010 02:28:00 PM

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that the Steelers will sign free agent Arnaz Battle to a three-year contract Monday.

Pittsburgh is aggressively working to upgrade its special teams units. Battle will be a No. 4 receiver at best, but can return punts and cover kicks. Like Will Allen, though, he won't be a difference maker away from special teams.
Mon, Mar 8, 2010 01:55:00 PM

Free agent WR/PR Arnaz Battle will visit the Steelers this weekend.

The former college quarterback has put his Seattle trip on hold. With a full receiver corps, Pittsburgh is likely targeting Battle as a special teamer only.
Fri, Mar 5, 2010 07:45:00 PM

Free agent WR Arnaz Battle has visits scheduled with the Steelers and Seahawks this weekend.

The Vikings and Browns are also interested. While not a fantasy factor, Battle brings a blue-collar attitude, solid hands, and Hines Ward-like blocking ability. He's had trouble staying healthy the past few years, leaving his ideal role as fourth receiver and special teamer.
Fri, Mar 5, 2010 11:28:00 AM

Beat writer Matt Barrows doesn't expect impending unrestricted free agent Arnaz Battle to be back with the Niners in 2010.

Even Battle himself has already admitted that he thinks he's moving on. The Niners top four receivers (Michael Crabtree, Josh Morgan, Brandon Jones, Jason Hill) are set and the fifth receiver would ideally be someone with explosive returning skills.
Wed, Feb 10, 2010 10:25:00 AM

49ers coach Mike Singletary is desperately seeking a return man/playmaker in this year's NFL draft.

"Oh, it ranks very high," said Singletary. Arnaz Battle was the team's main punt returner in 2009, but he averaged just 2.9 yards on 21 returns and had a long of 18. Michael Robinson was the kick returner and averaged just 23.0 yards per return, so the Niners could use some help on special teams.
Sat, Jan 23, 2010 11:09:00 AM

Arnaz Battle doesn't think he'll be back with the 49ers next season.

Battle is probably right. He's a free agent and fell behind Jason Hill for the No. 3 receiver job this season. The Niners will likely look to upgrade at punt returner this offseason as well.
Mon, Jan 4, 2010 12:21:00 PM

49ers WR Arnaz Battle is out for the rest of Sunday's game with a leg strain.

The term "leg strain" doesn't tell us much, but the injury may be serious considering how quickly Battle was ruled out. Jason Hill will play more.
Sun, Nov 22, 2009 02:44:00 PM

Arnaz Battle is expected to be the 49ers punt returner with Allen Rossum gone.

Battle was the Niners' primary punt returner in 2004, averaging 8.6 yards on 31 returns with a touchdown. Since then, he's returned just 12 punts. With Michael Crabtree finally in the fold and Brandon Jones (shoulder) healthy, returning is Battle's best chance to be on the field.
Wed, Oct 14, 2009 10:59:00 AM

Arnaz Battle has the inside track to be the 49ers' No. 3 wideout when the season begins.

No one could have predicted that four months ago when the Niners drafted Michael Crabtree and signed Brandon Jones. Back then, it was thought Battle would have a tough time making the roster. Now he's considered Shaun Hill's security blanket on third down.
Fri, Sep 4, 2009 09:58:00 AM

With Isaac Bruce being held out, WR Arnaz Battle started the 49ers' first preseason game.

Battle was thought to be in danger of not making the team, but his foot is feeling good and he's no longer an afterthought. With Brandon Jones and Michael Crabtree out, the Niners need Battle's reliability on the roster.
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 10:49:00 AM

Arnaz Battle is finally healthy after missing much of the second-half of last season and OTAs with a foot sprain.

Battle, a coaching staff favorite for his blue collar work ethic and blocking ability, is in a dog fight for a roster spot this summer. That the team kept him on the roster all offseason suggests he has a good chance to stick.
Source: 49ers.com
Tue, Aug 4, 2009 03:19:00 PM

Arnaz Battle is reportedly still rehabbing the foot injury that bothered him for the entire second half of last season.

It would be nice to know the specifics, but the 49ers haven't released details about the injury. Enjoying their deepest collection of wide receivers in years, the Niners may decide to cut ties with Battle later this summer.
Mon, Jun 15, 2009 01:50:00 PM

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