Mettenberger was claimed off waivers by the Steelers on Wednesday, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports. Mettenberger was released by the Chargers on Tuesday, but it took all of just one day for him to find a new home in Pittsburgh. The 25-year-old will likely have most of the team's final preseason game Thursday to make a case for the backup quarterback gig. Mettenberger will only have a few days to prove his worth over the likes of Bruce Gradkowski and Landry Jones as Saturday's 53-man roster deadline looms large.
Mettenberger did not play during Friday's preseason win over the Cardinals. Despite default starting QB Philip Rivers resting on the sideline, Mettenberger saw veteran backup Kellen Clemens and undrafted rookie Mike Bercovici take the majority of the snaps throughout the contest on Friday. A starter for the Titans when now current Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt was the head coach, many assumed Mettenberger could earn the No. 2 spot if he performed well during the preseason. That doesn't appear to be in the cards, however, as he has been seemingly bypassed on the depth chart by both Clemens and Bercovici and could be in danger of being released.
Mettenberger was awful in his preseason debut Saturday, completing just two of eight passes for 22 yards with an interception against the Titans. The Titans certainly justified their decision to waive the 25-year-old quarterback this offseason in favor of veteran backup Matt Cassel. Mettenberger showed why he's winless in 10 career pro starts, and will need to turn it around immediately if he wants to beat out Kellen Clemens for the No.2 spot in San Diego.
Mettenberger was claimed off of waivers by the Chargers on Tuesday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Mettenberger now heads to San Diego to reunite with former head coach and current offensive coordinator of the Chargers, Ken Whisenhunt. The 24-year-old was waived by the Titans on Monday after two seasons with the team in which he started 10 games. He'll compete with veteran Kellen Clemens for the number two spot on the depth chart behind Philip Rivers.
Mettenberger has been waived by the Titans, The Tennessean reports. Mettenberger started 10 games across his two seasons in Tennessee, combining for 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, but the Titans sought a more experienced backup to quarterback Marcus Mariota, thus signing veteran Matt Cassel earlier this offseason. With Cassel joining the Titans, Mettenberger's path to reps was even more crowded, so now the 24-year-old will get the opportunity to go through OTAs and training camp elsewhere. At 6'5", 220 pounds, Mettenberger's size and arm strength should make him an intriguing option for teams in the market for a reserve signal-caller.
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