Leftwich's Steelers career is over.|||||||
The arrival of Gradkowski, a Pittsburgh native, means the Steelers will almost certainly not attempt to re-sign longtime backup Leftwich.
Leftwich is inactive for Sunday's game against the Browns.|||||||
He has been out since Nov. 18, when he hurt his ribs in a loss to the Ravens.
Leftwich will start for injured quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in Sunday's key matchup against the Baltimore Ravens.|||||||
Leftwich will be making his first start for the Steelers. His last start came in 2009 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Leftwich was 7 of 14 for 73 yards after replacing Roethlisberger on Monday night.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to one-year deal with veteran backup quarterback Byron Leftwich. Terms were undisclosed. The Steelers expect Leftwich to compete with Charlie Batch for the backup spot behind Ben Roethlisberger. Leftwich has thrown 10,260 yards and 58 touchdowns and 41 interceptions in his career.|||||||
Leftwich missed the entire 2011 season after breaking his left arm in the preseason. The 32-year-old Leftwich has thrown just seven passes since the Steelers signed him in 2010. Leftwich spent the first four seasons of his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars after being drafted seventh overall in the 2003 NFL Draft. He moved to Atlanta in 2007, signed with the Steelers for the 2008 season and played for Tampa Bay in 2009 before returning to Pittsburgh.
Leftwich has suffered a fractured left arm for the defending AFC champions.|||||||
Leftwich is on injured reserve, so his season is over.