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Steelers QB Dennis Dixon will start in the season opener vs. Atlanta on Sunday, head coach Mike Tomlin said Monday, according to multiple media outlets, including the club's official Web site.

Byron Leftwich had been expected to start in place of starting QB Ben Roethlisberger, who will miss the first four games as he serves a suspension for violating the NFL's personal-conduct policy, but Leftwich suffered a knee injury in Pittsburgh's preseason finale vs. Carolina on Thursday and is expected to miss Week One. With Leftwich likely out, Charlie Batch will be the Steelers' No. 2 quarterback, Tomlin said, according to

Before Leftwich's injury, Dixon had begun to vie for the starting job and received work with the first-team offense in Pittsburgh's third preeason game. Dixon played very well in Pittsburgh's first two preseason games, completing 13-of-15 passes for 210 yards with one TD passing in that span.

Dixon, 25, will be making his second career regular-seaon start. He threw for 145 yards with one TD and one interception and rushed for a score in an overtime loss at Baltimore on Nov. 29.


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