Posted by Josh Katzowitz
The Steelers announced today they’ve placed QB Dennis Dixon on the IR list, ending his season. Dixon injured his knee in Week 2 vs. Tennessee, and in his two appearances this season, he completed 68.8 percent of his passes for 254 yards and an interception.
If this news had occurred a few weeks ago, there’d be considerable more hand-wringing in Pittsburgh. But with Ben Roethlisberger set to end his four-game suspension after this week’s game vs. the Ravens and with Charlie Batch starring in Week 3, the loss of Dixon doesn’t hurt quite as much.
To replace his spot on the 53-man roster, Pittsburgh signed DT Steve McLendon from the practice squad.
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