Posts Tagged ‘Byron Leftwich’

Can Dixon push Leftwich for starting job?

Following his performance in the preseason opener, Dennis Dixon is gaining support to get a shot to be the (interim) starter for the Steelers.

Tomlin: Roethlisberger will play in preseason

Ben Roethlisberger didn’t see the field during the Steelers’ preseason opener against the Lions, but will get playing time before he begins to serve a suspension to start to the regular season, according to coach Mike Tomlin.

Roethlisberger getting early reps with first-team

Mike Tomlin is setting an early tone at Steelers training camp, giving Ben Roethlisberger many of the first-team reps.

Steelers face QB dilemma with no blueprint

Mike Tomlin and Bruce Arians are in a very unique position as the Steelers open training camp.

Steelers’ QB battle heats up off the field, too

Is Dennis Dixon unhappy with his slot in the Steelers’ quarterback pecking order? His agent sure seems to be, according to a published report.

Ward: Roethlisberger needs to address Steelers

Steelers WR Hines Ward told “NFL Total Access” that suspended QB Ben Roethlisberger needs to address the entire team about his offseason incident.

Rams taking time to develop rookie Bradford

In time, Sam Bradford will become the starting quarterback for the St. Louis Rams. How fast that happens depends on his development. So far, there are no signs that the organization is rushing the first overall pick in the 2010 draft.

Tomlin cautions not to read too much into OTAs

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin met with the media Wednesday for the first time since QB Ben Roethlisberger returned to the practice field.

Dixon believes he has equal opportunity in competition

Veteran QB Byron Leftwich is taking the first-team snaps with the Steelers during OTAs this week, and that’s nothing new. But Dennis Dixon believes he’s getting an equal opportunity in the Steelers’ QB competition.

Woodson: Dixon is best choice for Steelers

NFL Network analysts Solomon Wilcots and Rod Woodson see Dennis Dixon as the best short-term replacement for Ben Roethlisberger.

Tomlin: Leftwich has ‘bulk’ of Steelers’ first-team reps

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin touched on his quarterback competition Tuesday, acknowledging at this early stage that Byron Leftwich has received “the bulk” of first-team repetitions.

Roethlisberger now a No. 2 fantasy quarterback

The suspension of Ben Roethlisberger has major fantasy implications for next season, one of which involves Rashard Mendenhall.

Roundup: Garcia would like to return to Eagles

Jeff Garcia could make a return to the Eagles if the team is able to deal QB Michael Vick.

GM: Bucs won’t release demoted QB Leftwich

Although the Buccaneers demoted QB Byron Leftwich in favor of second-year pro Josh Johnson, the team won’t release the veteran, general manager Mark Dominik said.

Morris names Johnson starting QB

Three games into the season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are making a change at quarterback, as Josh Johnson was named the team’s starter on Monday over veteran Byron Leftwich.

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