Byron Leftwich Released From the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Timothy KesslerAnalyst ISeptember 18, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 21:  Byron Leftwich #4 of the Pittsburgh Steelers passes against the New York Giants during their preseason game at New Meadowlands Stadium on August 21, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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A year after being the backup of Ben Roethlisberger in 2008, the Pittsburgh Steelers made a draft day move and reacquired Byron Leftwich. He was to be to be our starting QB in 2010, as Ben served his suspension.

However, since Leftwich's injury in the final preseason game, Dennis Dixon took the reigns and now will apparently be the man for the next three games while Ben is out.

In a show of confidence, the Pittsburgh Steelers recently released Leftwich, in what I feel is a great show of support in Dixon after the team's somewhat shaky first game victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

Many people felt that Dixon had to have a really good showing to keep the starting position as Leftwich was apparently recovering nicely and was actually ready to play again.

Well, we knew they had to eventually release one of their QB's. It is unfortunate that an injury helped to shape that decision.

Any further details are unbeknownst to me at this time. 

UPDATE

This move was made to allow room for DE McLendon to be signed from the practice squad to add defensive line depth.

From what I hear, expect Leftwich to be back as soon as next week.

However, if you think this move is permanent, feel free to let us know.

UPDATE #2

He is back.