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Steelers Cut QB Troy Smith

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Monday that they cut quarterback Troy Smith from their roster.

The move isn’t a surprise, as it was expected that Ben Roethlisberger would be the starter with Byron Leftwich backing him up and Charlie Batch assuming the third-string duties.

Smith signed a reserve/future contract with the Steelers on Jan. 20. Prior to joining the Steelers, Smith spent time with the Omaha Nighthawks (2011) of the United Football League, the San Francisco 49ers (2010) and the Baltimore Ravens (2007-2009).

A five-year NFL veteran, Smith has played in 20 NFL games with eight career starts. He was originally drafted by the Ravens in the fifth round (174th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.

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