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BlitzburghRockCity
04-26-2012, 07:29 PM
According to Ed Bouchette (http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/breaking/byron-leftwich-returns-to-steelers-633276/), the Steelers have agreed to terms on a new contract for Byron Leftwich.

The Steelers and Byron Leftwich have come to terms on a contract, the quarterback told the Post-Gazette tonight in a text.

That will reunite him with Charlie Batch as the team's two backup quarterbacks in 2012.

With the re-signing of Charlie Batch this month, that means both veteran quarterbacks will again return to back up starter Ben Roethlisberger. Batch and Leftwich were each unrestricted free agents as is another, Dennis Dixon, who is not expected to resign with the Steelers.

So what does this mean for the draft? The Steelers taking a QB is unlikely at this point. It's not like they were going to go for one in the high or even mid rounds anyway but with both guys back and then you throw in Troy Smith and Jerrod Johnson, it appears they'll be taking their chances on the veterans again.

This doesn't mean that both Batch and Lefty will ultimately make the final roster come September, but at this point both of the young guys will have to have a super camp and preseason to knock off those two.

The Lakelander
04-26-2012, 07:43 PM
Yawn!

We need to grab a young arm ... even if it's a 7th rounder.

Number99
04-26-2012, 08:16 PM
Yawn!

We need to grab a young arm ... even if it's a 7th rounder.

agreed

ChucktownSteeler
04-26-2012, 09:15 PM
Not a big fan of this. Lefty has been on IR for the past 10 years. LOL

Draft Witt in the 7th.

Nolrog
04-26-2012, 09:28 PM
Doesn't really matter. If Ben goes down for any length of time, we're screwed anyway.

LatrobePA
04-26-2012, 09:58 PM
Great we kept another old fragile player! Not thrilled about this signing!

HUNT4SEVEN
04-26-2012, 11:05 PM
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO this sucks, hopefully T.S beats him out.

JollyRob68
04-26-2012, 11:14 PM
I HOPE ANYBODY BEAT HIM OUT. I DIDN'T WANT HIM BACK. TIME TO MOVE ON.

BlitzburghRockCity
04-26-2012, 11:19 PM
Doesn't really matter. If Ben goes down for any length of time, we're screwed anyway.

Indeed, the fragile combination of Lefty and Batch can only last for so long. Sooner or later they're going to have to grab a legitimate prospect.

JollyRob68
04-26-2012, 11:26 PM
Indeed, the fragile combination of Lefty and Batch can only last for so long. Sooner or later they're going to have to grab a legitimate prospect.

DO they jump on Cousins if he's there in the 3rd? I wouldn't but they might WANT him. I'd grab Wilson in the 5th MAybe even the 4th.

BlacknGoldHaze
04-27-2012, 11:31 PM
Yawn!

We need to grab a young arm ... even if it's a 7th rounder.

Amen brother! We need to get serious about upgrading our #2.

steelchamp204
04-27-2012, 11:42 PM
Are we trying to be the oldest team in the nfl?

Njsteelersnut
04-28-2012, 09:31 AM
I wish they would have kept Dixon over Batch.

86WARD
04-28-2012, 10:00 AM
Yawn!

We need to grab a young arm ... even if it's a 7th rounder.

Please.

The Lakelander
04-28-2012, 10:14 AM
8 Johnson, Jerrod QB 6-5 251 07/27/1988 4 Texas A&M
7 Roethlisberger, Ben QB 6-5 241 03/02/1982 8 Miami (Ohio)
1 Smith, Troy QB 6-0 217 07/20/1984 5 Ohio State
16 Batch, Charlie QB 6-2 216 12/05/1974 14 Eastern Michigan


We have 5 camp arms for now ... will we grab up another camp arm in the 7th round today?

coldrolled
04-28-2012, 10:22 AM
Kellen Moore in the 7th or Osweiler in the 4th thats a good gamble.

steelchamp204
04-28-2012, 12:19 PM
Kellen Moore in the 7th or Osweiler in the 4th thats a good gamble.

Osweiler is gone.

ChucktownSteeler
04-28-2012, 01:35 PM
Patrick Witt in round 7 is worth the gamble.