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
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.