The Steelers have officially placed wide receiver Limas Sweed on Injured Reserved (IR) after suffering an Achilles injury. The injury resulted in surgery; essentially ending his year before it ever began.
This is bad news for the Steelers and Sweed. Sweed had the perfect opportunity to fill departed Santonio Holmes shoes. Sweed has gone through self inflicted tough times in his short career with the Steelers, having high expectations as a 2nd round pick from Texas.
With the injury, Sweed will enter the final year of his contract next season. That's assuming the Steelers decide to keep Sweed.