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01-21-2012, 08:09 PM
Ed: Steelers Searching For No. 3 QB
Friday, 20 January 2012 14:31
Written by Ed Bouchette

The Steelers have signed 2006 Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith to a futures contract, the second quarterback who has signed a futures dealwith them for 2012. Jerrod Johnson of Texas A&M was announced earlier this week.

All it means is that the Steelers are looking for a No. 3 quarterback. They expect to re-sign Byron Leftwich to back up Ben Roethlisberger. Dennis Dixon and Charlie Batch are both unrestricted free agents. Dixon is not expected back.

01-21-2012, 08:12 PM
I'm guessing that Smith will end up beating Johnson out for the 3rd spot

01-21-2012, 08:24 PM
Although he does not appear to be starting material, Troy Smith seems a capable back-up. And he wears the distinction of being the only rookie QB ever to beat Dick Lebeau's defense, back when he was a Raven. That counts for something.