Leftwich hurt, Roethlisberger iffy, so Steelers might be looking at QBs
Steelers backup quarterback Byron Leftwich, already subbing for injured Ben Roethlisberger, was injured Sunday night and while his timetable is still being examined, sources said the team expect to work out quarterbacks this week.
While his timetable is still being examined, sources said the team expects to workout quarterbacks this week. In addition to broken ribs, Leftwich also has an injured shoulder, league sources said. He hurt his shoulder replacing Roethlisberger in the game against Kansas City and re-aggravated it when he fell in the end zone after scoring on the opening drive Sunday night.
Roethlisberger is week-to-week because of shoulder and rib injuries. He could be back this week, although sources believe next week is more likely.
Charlie Batch remains as a spot starter, but given the Roethlisberger and Leftwich injuries the Steelers would need backups.
Former Steelers quarterback Dennis Dixon is on Baltimore's practice squad. Free-agent quarterback Tyler Palko played for Steelers coordinator Todd Haley in Kansas City. Veterans like David Garrard, Josh Johnson and Seneca Wallace are also free agents.
More from Jason La Canfora:
Floyd claims to have drank four or five bottles of kombucha tea, resulting in a failed alcohol...
Atlanta's new video board wraps around the length of the stadium and looks incredible
Miami wound up turning to Matt Moore, who fared well but couldn't deliver in the playoffs
John Mara says Beckham needs to show more maturity, but he wishes every player worked as hard...
Bennett is transitioning from playing with one all-time great quarterback to another
Carr is the highest-paid player in the NFL, until the next deal for a franchise quarterback...