Leftwich is Steelers’ backup QB

Byron Leftwich, inactive with a sprained left knee during Ben

Roethlisberger’s four-game suspension, is the Steelers’ backup

quarterback against the Cleveland Browns.

Charlie Batch, who started twice and played most of the previous

three games, is the No. 3 quarterback.

The Browns are without injured right tackle John St. Clair

(ankle) and defensive end Robaire Smith (back). As expected, they

also didn’t dress either of their injured quarterbacks, Seneca

Wallace or Jake Delhomme.

Wide receiver Carlton Mitchell, guard Shawn Lauvao, tight end

Alex Smith and defensive end Jayme Mitchell also were inactive.

Also, Pittsburgh sat down WR Antonio Brown. Among other Steelers

inactives are CB Keenan Lewis and Crezdon Butler.