Steelers Release QB Byron Leftwich

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced the release of quarterback Byron Leftwich.

Leftwich (knee) was expected to be listed as the #3 quarterback for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans. Defensive lineman Steve McLendon has been signed off the practice squad to replace Leftwich on the 53-man roster.

The Steelers add that Leftwich is expected to be re-signed next week.

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