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Steelers re-sign Byron Leftwich

Updated: September 20, 2010, 11:29 PM ET
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Steelers quarterback Dennis Dixon tore his lateral meniscus cartilage, a team source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Dixon, who injured the same knee at Oregon in 2007, will get a second opinion this week, but if the initial diagnosis stands, Dixon will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery and miss at least three weeks.

By then, Ben Roethlisberger's four-game suspension will be over and he will return as the Steelers' starting quarterback.

The Steelers would not ...

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