With not much news flowing around involving the Buccaneers, I figured I’d report on a former Buccaneer, Byron Leftwich. After being traded this offseason to Pittsburgh (his second-stint with the Steelers), the former Bucs starting Quarterback figured he’d be backing up Ben Roethlisberger. But upon Big Ben’s suspension for the first four (or six games, depending on the Commisoner’s ruling), the Steelers were left with an open vacancy. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Leftwich is the leading candidate to start Week One for Pittsburgh.
Now nothing has been official, but Leftwich appears to earning his time with the first-team offense during the offseason minicamps. Former Oregon Duck Quarterback, Dennis Dixon, is also a possible option for the Steelers, but they will most likely use him in a “Wildcat”-type role in the early weeks.
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