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calmkiller
05-11-2010, 04:58 PM
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Steelers Place WR Limas Sweed On Injured Reserve, Sign WR Isaiah Williams

To no surprise the Steelers placed wide receiver Limas Sweed on the injured reserve list on Tuesday thus ending his season. Sweed injured his Achilles last mini-camp and had surgery to repair it the following week. He was Waived/Injured on Monday and has since cleared waivers. He will now not count against the Steelers 80 man roster. To fill his place on the roster, the Steelers signed first-year wide receiver Isaiah Williams.

Sugar
05-11-2010, 05:00 PM
Bummer- I was kind of rooting for the guy.

Northern_Blitz
05-11-2010, 05:10 PM
Hope he can rehab it and get back with someone (maybe even us). Good luck Limas!

RuthlessBurgher
05-11-2010, 05:38 PM
Hope he can rehab it and get back with someone (maybe even us). Good luck Limas!

He still will have one more year left on his rookie contract after this one, so we should see him competing for a spot on our roster again in 2011.

hawaiiansteel
05-11-2010, 05:52 PM
Hope he can rehab it and get back with someone (maybe even us). Good luck Limas!

He still will have one more year left on his rookie contract after this one, so we should see him competing for a spot on our roster again in 2011.



Steelers put Limas Sweed on injured reserve

Posted by Mike Florio on May 11, 2010 4:51 PM ET


In 1995, cornerback Rod Woodson tore an ACL during Week One. The Steelers kept a roster spot open for him all year, and he returned -- amazingly -- for the Super Bowl.

To absolutely no surprise, Limas Sweed is no Rod Woodson.

At a time when the Steelers have 80 men on the roster (and actually more, given that rookie draft picks who have yet to sign their contracts don't count), the Steelers aren't inclined to keep Sweed around in the hopes of getting him back at some point during the 2010 season, after undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon.

The team has announced that Sweed has been placed on injured reserve. He was waived/injured Monday, which exposed his contract to the other 31 teams, none of whom were willing to take him. And so he'll be unavailable to the Steelers for the entire season.

The Steelers could have placed Sweed on the Physically Unable to Perform list at the start of training camp, and the Steelers could have kept them there until Week Six, at which time the Steelers would have had a three-week window to allow him to practice -- and then three weeks to either activate him or put him on I.R.

At this point, it's unlikely that Sweed, a second-round pick in 2008, ever will play for the Steelers again. Our guess is that he'll be traded or released after the season. It's also possible that he'll be released from I.R. during the 2010 season, if/when the team believes he has recovered from the injury. The decision would then be subject to a grievance, if Sweed contends he has not recovered.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...jured-reserve/

Djfan
05-11-2010, 07:19 PM
I got this text from songwhale today and started to think that this dude's pride has to be on the line at this point.

No matter where he ends up he will be trying to be the legacy that is now so strong. Can you imagine trying to tell your kids, friends, etc., that you were paid in the NFL, but sucked so bad that you never were worth .85 cents? He has to know that he can do it, and that he MUST show on the radar somewhere in order to not be a bust forever.

feltdizz
05-11-2010, 07:33 PM
Done!

I'm praying for his mental health... as a Steeler though he is done.

steelblood
05-12-2010, 08:03 AM
I got this text from songwhale today and started to think that this dude's pride has to be on the line at this point.

No matter where he ends up he will be trying to be the legacy that is now so strong. Can you imagine trying to tell your kids, friends, etc., that you were paid in the NFL, but sucked so bad that you never were worth .85 cents? He has to know that he can do it, and that he MUST show on the radar somewhere in order to not be a bust forever.

Yeah, but the last thing this kid needs is more pressure.

Lebsteel
05-12-2010, 09:10 AM
Sweed on IR and they sign this guy:


WR Isaiah Williams, Maryland 6'3", 200 lb. ... caught 64 passes for 902 yards and five touchdowns in four seasons with the Terrapins ... his college receivers coach once said Williams had more God-given talent that teammate Darrius Heyward-Bey, who was drafted seventh overall by the Oakland Raiders in 2009 ... ran a 4.38-second 40-yard dash at Maryland's Pro Day ... undrafted in 2009 ... signed by the Baltimore Ravens in April but waived in July

SteelAbility
05-12-2010, 03:46 PM
Sweed has got to be ascending to the top 10 for all time 2nd round busts. :mrgreen:

costanza2k1
05-12-2010, 04:34 PM
Bummer, I'm still holding out for this guy to come back and contribute. Classic underdog story and everyone knows we need a good story.