Now that we know how long the Steelers will be without their franchise QB in 2010 (that is unless they simply trade him), the Steelers moved to make sure Byron Leftwich would be around past this year, as they have extended his deal to the end of the 2011 season.
The Steelers got Leftwich from the Bucs yesterday for the low, low price of a 7th round draft pick. Leftwich had one year left on the contract he signed last year with the Buccaneers. Last offseason the Steelers wanted Leftwich back, but he instead took a deal with the Bucs, where he had some chances to start in the 2009 season.
Leftwich got to town this morning, and took his physical and inked his deal. Leftwich, Charlie Batch and Dennis Dixon will be in the mix to replace Ben Roethlisberger as the QB sits out up to the first six games of the season.
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