Steelers Release Leftwich, Sign McClendon

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting that the Steelers have released quarterback Bryond Leftwich and activated Steve McClendon from the practice squad.

The move is reported to be temporary, and the Steelers expect to resign Leftwich Monday. The move was made to give the Steelers greater depth on the defensive line, as Casey Hampton will not play, leaving only Ziggy Hood and Nick Eason available as back ups.

The Steelrs signed McClendon to the practice squad after New Orleans wavied him. McClendon was the team’s fourth round pick in this year’s draft.

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