Steelers' Sweed placed on IR
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The Steelers today placed wide receiver Limas Sweed on their injured reserve list after he cleared waivers and they signed another player to replace him on a roster that stands at 90.
Sweed had surgery on an Achilles tendon after it was ruptured on the final day of the team's minicamp May 2. After being placed on their injured reserve, he cannot play for the Steelers in 2010. However, if for some reason they reached an injury settlement and released him, Sweed could play for another team.
However, it's more likely he will spend the season on injured reserve and try to play in 2011. They waived him injured in order to place him on injured reserve so he would not count on their 80-man training camp roster limit.
The Steelers signed first-year wide receiver Isaiah Williams, who signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted rookie last year and was released before the season.
First Published May 11, 2010 4:45 pm