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Insider Only Sweed clears waivers, placed on IR; Roethlisberger hopeful to be cleared for team activities in next couple weeks

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced this afternoon that wide receiver Limas Sweed was placed on the Reserve/Injured List today after clearing NFL waivers. Sweed was Waived/Injured on Monday after injuring his Achilles’ tendon during the final day of the team’s mandatory minicamp on May 2.
Because Sweed has cleared waivers, he will not count against the Steelers’ 80-man roster limit. Sweed, a third-year veteran from Texas, will miss the entire 2010 season while recovering from his injury.
The Steelers replaced Sweed on their offseason roster by signing first-year wide receiver Isaiah Williams. Williams signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted rookie in 2009, but was released prior to the regular season.

Meanwhile, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has completed his behavioral evaluations and is now waiting word from the NFL on when he can return to team activities, according to NFL.com.
Roethlisberger’s camp is believed to be hopeful to be cleared to rejoin the team by the end of the month. It remains unlikely that Roethlisberger will be cleared to return for next Tuesday’s OTA practice.

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