TE's Achilles injury knocks him out for season

PITTSBURGH -- A touchdown catch will cost Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jay Riemersma the rest of the season and a chance at playing in the Super Bowl.

Riemersma suffered a right Achilles tendon injury while catching
a touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger in the second quarter
of the Steelers' 17-16 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on
Sunday night.

Pittsburgh placed Riemersma on injured reserve Tuesday, ending
his season, and signed veteran tight end Walter Rasby, who began
his career with the Steelers a decade ago.

A nine-year veteran, Riemersma backed up Jerame Tuman and had
seven catches for 82 yards and two touchdowns.

The Steelers are tied for the best record in the NFL at 11-1 and
were the only team to beat New England (11-1) and Philadelphia (11-1).

Rasby caught five passes for 52 yards with the Washington Redskins this season before being released Oct. 19.

A 10-year veteran, Rasby played in two games for the Steelers as
an undrafted rookie free agent in 1994. He also has played with
Carolina (1995-97), Detroit (1998-2000), Washington (2001-02,
2004) and New Orleans (2003) and has 63 catches for 577 yards
and five touchdowns.