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Steelers sign QB Dixon to one-year deal

By Scott Brown
Monday, Aug. 1, 2011

Quarterback Dennis Dixon has signed a one-year contract and will play for the Steelers this season before looking for a team where he has a chance to start.

Dixon, who started two games last season while Ben Roethlisberger was suspended, had been a restricted free agent. His signing gives the Steelers a surplus at quarterback as Dixon, Byron Leftwich and Charlie Batch will battle for the two spots behind Roethlisberger.

Dixon, 26, is not allowed to start practicing with the Steelers until Thursday because of the rules this year regarding free agents. He will become an unrestricted free agent after this season.



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