The Tampa Bay Buccaneers sign Byron Leftwich ending speculation that Steelers reserve quarterback might stay in Pittsburgh.
The Steelers brought in Bryon Leftwich when Charlie Batch went down in preseason, and Leftwich performed well in three games in relief of Ben Roethlisberger.
For a time it appeared that Leftwich might return to the Steelers, as he initally drew little interest on the free agent market. But Tampa Bay was willing to give him a chance to start, and hence he opted to sign with them.
Leftwich’s departure makes it more likely that the Steelers will resign Charlie Batch to be Ben Roethlisberger’s back up in 2009.