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QB Batch to Return as the Backup for Big Ben

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On Sunday the Steelers lost out on Byron Leftwich as the backup last season signed with the Tampa Bay Bucs. Now the team has quickly made amends for that, as on Tuesday the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the Super Bowl champs agreed to terms with backup Charlie Batch on a one-year, $895,000 contract.

Batch would have been the backup last season, but missed all of last season with a broken collarbone suffered in a preseason win over the Eagles. He will come to camp as the backup, but will be pushed by Dennis Dixon, who may find himself in a number of roles in the Steelers 2009 offense.

Batch was originally signed as a backup quarterback by the Steelers in 2002.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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