PITTSBURGH, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers said Monday they have re-signed discarded quarterback Byron Leftwich just two days after releasing him.
The Steelers developed a newfound need for Leftwich after starting signal-caller Dennis Dixon was knocked out of Sunday's 19-11 win against Tennessee with a sprained left knee.
Dixon exited the game in the second quarter. The club hadn't updated his status by Monday afternoon.
Pittsburgh's original plan was to have Leftwich start at quarterback until Ben Roethlisberger finished serving his four-game suspension. But Leftwich, 30, sprained a knee in the final preseason and Dixon got the starting nod.