PITTSBURGH – The Steelers have placed quarterback Byron Leftwich on their Reserve/Injured List and released 21 others, reducing their roster to 58 players. Leftwich suffered a broken arm in the Steelers’ third preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons and will miss the 2011 season.
The team needs to release five more players before Saturday’s 6 p.m. deadline to get their roster to the league-mandated 53 players.
The 21 players released today include 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
kicker Swayze Waters.