PITTSBURGH -- The Steelers placed wide receiver Limas Sweed on injured reserve because of a torn left Achilles tendon, meaning he cannot play next season.
Sweed was waived after he was hurt during a May 2 minicamp practice. He went on the reserve/injury list after clearing waivers.
Sweed, a second-round draft pick by the Steelers in 2008, missed the final two games of last season for personal reasons. He finished the season with one catch.
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