QB Dixon out for season
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The Steelers placed quarterback Dennis Dixon on injured reserve today and signed defensive tackle Steve McLendon from their practice squad.
Dixon started the first two games of the season before he was injured late in the first quarter of their 19-11 victory at Tennessee. He had surgery Sept. 22 to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee and coach Mike Tomlin said last Monday that he would miss 4-6 weeks. By placing him on injured reserve, Dixon cannot play nor practice the rest of the 2010 season.
McLendon was signed to take the place Sunday of injured backup nose tackle Chris Hoke, who has been declared out for the game against Baltimore with a sprained MCL in his right knee. McLendon also was signed from the practice squad to play in the second game in which starting nose tackle Casey Hampton missed with a hamstring injury. McLendon recovered a fumble and had one tackle in that game.
First Published October 2, 2010 2:53 pm