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Byron Leftwich

Byron Leftwich - #4 - QB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 250 lbs.
Birthday 01/14/1980
Birthplace Washington, DC
College Marshall
Years played 11
Drafted 2003, 1st round, 7th pick by Jaguars

Steelers rule Roethlisberger out for Sunday

Posted Nov. 30, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
The Steelers officially ruled QB Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder) out for Sunday’s game against the Ravens. 

Report: Leftwich fractured two ribs, likely out for Week 12

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Byron Leftwich fractured two ribs in Sunday night’s loss to the Ravens and is unlikely to start in Week 12, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

Decision making among Leftwich's assets

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
With Ben Roethlisberger out with rib and shoulder injuries, the focus turns to how the Steelers' offense will function with backup Byron Leftwich at the controls.

Steelers rule Roethlisberger out for Sunday

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 10:50 a.m. ET
The Steelers confirmed that QB Byron Leftiwch will start in Sunday night’s game against the Ravens for the injured Ben Roethlisberger. 

Rodgers-Cromartie fined $21K for hit on Leftwich

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Eagles CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has been fined $21,000 for his unnecessary-roughness penalty committed last Thursday against the Steelers.

Steelers re-sign QB Leftwich

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
The Steelers re-signed QB Byron Leftwich to a one-year deal, the team announced Thursday evening.

Steelers place Leftwich on I.R.; finalize roster

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
The Steelers placed QB Byron Leftwich on injured reserve, in addition to cutting down to get to the 53-man roster limit.

Reports: Leftwich expected to miss season with broken arm

Posted Aug. 28, 2011 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
Steelers QB Byron Leftwich is likely done for the year after breaking his left, non-throwing arm in Saturday night's preseason game against the Falcons, according to multiple reports.

Steelers place QB Dixon on I.R.

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
The Steelers placed QB Dennis Dixon on injured reserve Saturday after he had surgery to repair a torn meniscus.

Jaguars claim QB Edwards

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
The Jaguars claimed former Bills QB Trent Edwards off waivers on Tuesday.

Steelers QB Batch on starting: 'It feels good'

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 11:02 a.m. ET
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin named Charlie Batch his starting quarterback on Wednesday. Sunday's game at Tampa Bay will be Batch's first start since Dec. 30, 2007.

Report: Steelers QB Dixon has torn meniscus

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 5:43 p.m. ET
Pro Football Talk is reporting that Steelers QB Dennis Dixon has a tear in the lateral meniscus of his left knee. Dixon suffered the injury in Sunday's win over the Titans.

Steelers re-sign QB Leftiwch

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
The Steelers re-signed QB Byron Leftwich to their active roster Monday after releasing the veteran on Saturday.

Steelers release QB Leftwich, plan to re-sign him next week

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
In a surprising move on Saturday, the Steelers released backup QB Byron Leftwich and activated DE Steve McLendon from the practice squad.

Steelers have short-term focus without Roethlisberger

Posted Sept. 17, 2010 @ 2:17 p.m. ET
With QB Ben Roethlisberger out of the lineup, the Steelers' focus is squarely on the here and now. 

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 13, 2013
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.
Posted Dec. 02, 2012
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.
Posted Nov. 14, 2012
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.
Posted April 26, 2012
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.
Posted Sept. 02, 2011
Leftwich has suffered a fractured left arm for the defending AFC champions.||||||| Leftwich is on injured reserve, so his season is over.

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