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Old 04-14-2009, 03:54 PM   #1
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Default Charlie Batch signs a 1-year deal

Steelers re-signed QB Charlie Batch to a one-year, $895,000 contract. The deal includes a $50,000 signing bonus.
This was the obvious move after Pittsburgh lost Byron Leftwich. Batch is 34 and missed all of 2008 with a broken collarbone. He'll have to fend off rising second-year quarterback Dennis Dixon to back up Ben Roethlisberger.

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Old 04-14-2009, 04:09 PM   #2
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Default Re: Charlie Batch signes a 1 year deal

knew it was going to happen..

but,,. wooo.. what a signing bonus
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:09 PM   #3
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About right.
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Default Re: Charlie Batch signes a 1 year deal

glad to have him back in the fold. Need a veteran back-up not sure if Dixon is ready yet.
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:23 PM   #5
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Default Re: Charlie Batch signs a 1-year deal

Since they weren't willing to spend the money on Byron, let's hope they plan to spend some to protect Ben so we don't need high caliber backup. I love Charlie and all, but I'm afraid his best days are behind him.
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Default Re: Charlie Batch signs a 1-year deal

Reliable vet back-up signed on the cheap.

I'd say skip wasting a pick on a QB now and focus on other areas. Ben, Dixon and Batch are solid. Maybe a FA signing as a warm camp body if you HAVE to have a 4th QB or pick-up some journeyman...
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:15 PM   #7
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Default Re: Charlie Batch signs a 1-year deal

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Steelers re-signed QB Charlie Batch to a one-year, $895,000 contract. The deal includes a $50,000 signing bonus.
This was the obvious move after Pittsburgh lost Byron Leftwich. Batch is 34 and missed all of 2008 with a broken collarbone. He'll have to fend off rising second-year quarterback Dennis Dixon to back up Ben Roethlisberger.

http://www.rotoworld.com/content/Home_NFL.aspx
I think it's that Batch signed for more than Leftwich was offered by the Steelers.

Please oh Please let Ben stay healthy this season.
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Great signing, he's dependable & it gives us a proven backup behind Ben.
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Since they weren't willing to spend the money on Byron, let's hope they plan to spend some to protect Ben so we don't need high caliber backup.
Well, what did they do ... gave Starks a huge contract, gave Kemo a big raise, gave Colon a big raise.

Looks like their strategy was to spend lots of money to NOT protect Ben.
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The OL will get better since they will have more experience playing together. One rule is that if you keep the team intact, it will get better. Look at the 1979 team.
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