Byron Leftwich Released, Should Be Back Next Week

Some minor roster shuffling before Sunday’s game in Tennessee, as the Steelers released quarterback Byron Leftwich to create a roster spot for defensive lineman Steve McClendon, who was signed from the practice squad.

McClendon was added for some depth on the defensive line due to the absence of nose tackle Casey Hampton, who will miss the game against the Titans.

Even though he was listed as probable as recently as Friday, Leftwich wasn’t going to be a serious option until at least Week 3 against Tampa Bay, and according to Steelers Digest, via Twitter, he is expected to be back with the team early next week.

The Steelers are rolling with two quarterbacks again, just like they did in Week 1.

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  • http://www.steelerslounge.com/ ryan

    I’m still preparing myself for Tomlin to name Byron the Steelers’ starting QB against the Bucs next week. Don’t agree with it, just saying.

    • RoB D

      I was a big supporter of Leftwich handling the chores for 4 weeks but I think this week will tell us a little bit more about DD and his capabilities. I’d rather just stay with the kid if he proves he can play mistake free football and gives us a chance to win the game. But I think you may be right..BL may get the call against Tampa.

      I am not comfortable with anyone other than BB taking the reins. They each have their drawbacks to say the very least. We shoot for .500 and then breathe abit easier after 4 games, I guess.

      • IsraelP

        “I am not comfortable with anyone other than BB taking the reins. ”

        Bubby Brister?

      • IsraelP

        “I am not comfortable with anyone other than BB taking the reins. ”

        Bubby Brister?