Steelers release St. Pierre

, Last Updated: 2:44 PM ET

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Steelers released quarterback Brian St. Pierre on Saturday and called up Dante Brown from the practice squad to give them more strength at running back.

Brown, a second-year player from Memphis, has spent the 2004 season on the Steelers' practice squad. He played in two games last year.

The Steelers are thin at running back, with third-down back Verron Haynes (turf toe) doubtful and Duce Staley questionable with the sore hamstring that kept him out of the 27-3 victory over Philadelphia.

St. Pierre was the Steelers' 2003 fifth-round pick.


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