Steelers place Leftwich on IR

The Pittsburgh Steelers cut their roster to 58 players on Friday and most notably among the moves was the placement of veteran quarterback Byron Leftwich on injured reserve, leaving five spots left on Saturday to be trimmed.

Leftwich suffered a broken arm against the Atlanta Falcons in the third preseason game and now will miss the entire 2011 season, leaving Charlie Batch and Dennis Dixon as Ben Roethlisberger's backups.

Among the players let go by the Steelers, according to their website, linebackers Baraka Atkins, Mario Harvey, Chris McCoy and Mortty Ivy, defensive lineman Corbin Bryant, defensive backs Brett Greenwood, Macho Harris, Donovan Warren and Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith, running backs James Johnson and John Clay, offensive linemen Colin Miller, Kyle Jolly, John Malecki, Trevis Turner and Keith Williams, wide receivers Armand Robinson, Wes Lyons and Tyler Grisham, tight end Jamie McCoy and kicker Swayze Waters.

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