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Old 08-10-2008, 05:38 PM   #1
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Default With Batch out, Steelers agree to terms with Leftwich

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Looking for a veteran backup quarterback, the Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to terms on a contract with Byron Leftwich, the team announced on Sunday. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

The Steelers moved quickly to add help at quarterback after backup quarterback Charlie Batch broke his right collarbone in the preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday. Batch will have surgery on Monday and is expected to miss four to six weeks.

Jacksonville cut Leftwich just before the start of the season a year ago, and he signed with Atlanta in September. He played in only three games due in part to an ankle injury.

Information from the Associated Press was included in this report
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:44 PM   #2
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Default Re: With Batch out, Steelers agree to terms with Leftwich

Here is another article from ESPN

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The Steelers filled two injury-created needs Sunday by reaching agreements with quarterback Byron Leftwich and punter Mitch Berger.

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Leftwich signed a one-year, $605,000 deal to join the Steelers. Because he signed for a minimum exception contract, the deal will only count $445,000 on the Steelers salary cap. Leftwich was chosen over Daunte Culpepper, who also visited the Steelers Sunday.

The need for a backup quarterback was created when backup Charlie Batch suffered a broken right collarbone Friday night against the Philadelphia Eagles. Batch is expected to be sidelined four-to-six weeks.

The reason the Steelers picked Leftwich over Culpepper is because Leftwich felt more comfortable with the role the Steelers were offering. Ben Roethlisberger is the starter and Batch is expected to be the backup when he gets healthy again. Culpepper was hoping for a chance to compete for a starting job.

Berger agreed to a one-year, $830,000 contract. Punter Danny Sepulveda suffered a torn ACL and is out for the season. The Steelers claimed Paul Ernster on waivers from Detroit last week. Berger's deal will only count $445,000 against the Steelers salary cap.

Senior writer John Clayton covers the NFL for ESPN.com.

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Old 08-10-2008, 05:51 PM   #3
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Default Re: With Batch out, Steelers agree to terms with Leftwich

Here's a Post-Gazette link, before this site's credibility is called into question again:

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Leftwich signs as backup Steelers quarterback
Sunday, August 10, 2008
By Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Steelers signed Byron Leftwich to be their backup quarterback, choosing him over Daunte Culpepper after bringing both veteran quarterbacks to training camp today.

Leftwich (6-5, 242) and Culpepper (6-4, 260) each passed physicals in Pittsburgh this morning and reported to training camp in Latrobe for individual workouts while the Steelers debated which quarterback to sign.

The move to sign Leftwich, a former No. 1 pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars, was necessitated when Charlie Batch, 33, broke his right collarbone in Friday night's preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles, a 16-13 victory.

Batch will have surgery tomorrow that will keep him out a minimum six weeks.

Also, nose tackle Casey Hampton was taken off the physically unable to perform list today and joined his teammates for his first practice since reporting to training camp 40 pounds overweight.

More details in tomorrow's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
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Default Re: With Batch out, Steelers agree to terms with Leftwich

Yay...leftwich

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Yay...leftwich

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And I'm still waiting for you or anyone else to tell me who out there is better that the Steelers could bring in as the backup. Please do not mention Dixon - he clearly is NOT ready to assume that role no matter how much people try to talk him up.

Sheesh, you guys act like we're replacing Ben for crying out loud!
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Default Re: With Batch out, Steelers agree to terms with Leftwich

A lot of speculation has been shown.espn never lies.
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And I'm still waiting for you or anyone else to tell me who out there is better that the Steelers could bring in as the backup. Please do not mention Dixon - he clearly is NOT ready to assume that role no matter how much people try to talk him up.

Sheesh, you guys act like we're replacing Ben for crying out loud!
I'm actually impressed that the Steelers went for who are probably the two best available options out there. Like X said, they not replacing Ben, for crying out loud. Nobody would expect them to replace Ben with Charlie.

And Culpepper wanted to compete for the starting position??????? What planet has he been living on???????
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At least they didnt overpay him.
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And Culpepper wanted to compete for the starting position??????? What planet has he been living on???????

Yea thats the same thing that went thru my mind when I read that part.
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