Nine-year veteran quarterback Tommy Maddox, who resurrected his NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers but lost his starting job to then-rookie Ben Roethlisberger in 2004, was released on Friday.
Charlie Batch demonstrated enough recall in last weekend's win at Green Bay to earn a second start for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Steelers upgraded backup quarterback Tommy Maddox from questionable to probable after Thursday's practice.
Before reporters and fans could transform Tommy Maddox's return into a distraction, coach Bill Cowher announced that rookie Ben Roethlisberger will remain the Pittsburgh Steelers' starter at quarterback.
The Steelers have always been about pounding the ball on the ground. But that's changing.
The rise of Tommy Maddox in Pittsburgh likely signals the end of Kordell Stewart's Steelers career.
Tommy Maddox, a first-round pick of the Broncos 10 years ago, came off the bench to lead the Steelers to their first win of this season.
Quarterback Tommy Maddox will be the Steelers' starter this week at New Orleans, ESPN.com has learned.