Here's what Tomlin had to say about Dixon:
"Dennis has had a very productive preseason and training camp. He went into the training camp ... as a young guy second in the pecking order behind Byron Leftwich. He did a nice job. He made it extremely competitive. He wedged himself into a battle ... and got some first-team reps in some preseason games.
"Largely, we've been very impressed with how he's handled himself and the situation." The Steelers also set their practice squad with the following eight players: TE Eugene Bright, C-G Dorian Brooks, S Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith, WR Tyler Grisham, OT Kyle Jolly, NT Steve McLendon, RB Frank Summers and DE Doug Worthington.
The Steelers officially announced that Mark Bruener has been added to the team's scouting department, where he'll serve as a college scout.
Bruener played tight end with the Steelers for nine seasons (1995-03) after being drafted by Pittsburgh in the first round of the 1995 NFL Draft. He finished his playing career with the Houston Texans from 2004-08. Bruener spent this past summer interning with the Steelers' scouting department during training camp.