Posts Tagged ‘Charlie Batch’

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.

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.

Roundup: Steelers executive says team is set at QB

The Steelers have concerns about the sexual-assault allegations against QB Ben Roethlisberger, but not enough to alter their draft board. Also making news today: Sam Bradford will visit St. Louis, Julius Peppers will make one teammate happy and more.

Roundup: Vikings have reported interest in L.T.

The Vikings have a genuine interest in former Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson according to a report in the Star Tribune. The Vikings are looking for a reliable backup to RB Adrian Peterson after losing former understudy Chester Taylor to Chicago at the beginning of free agency.

Hamstring keeps Steelers’ Ward out of practice

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said earlier this week WR Hines Ward was “very questionable” for the upcoming game against the Browns, and on Tuesday the team’s leading receiver was held out of practice.

No surprises: Roethlisberger inactive

The inactive players for Sunday night’s game between the Steelers and Ravens have been announced, and as expected, the Steelers listed Ben Roethlisberger as the emergency No. 3 quarterback for the game.

Roethlisberger may sit out; decision on Saturday

Ben Roethlisberger, who suffered a concussion Sunday in Kansas City but was symptom free and able to practice all week, may opt to sit out Sunday night’s game against the Ravens, according to a league source. Roethlisberger was officially listed as questionable and widely expected to play, but informed coach Mike Tomlin today that he might sit out the game as a precaution, according to the source.

Roundup: It’s been a challenge for Belichick

As the Boston Globe’s Adam Kilgore points out, Bill Belichick is 1 for 5 this season in challenges, including going 0 for 2 vs. the Jets Sunday. Belichick has not successfully challenged a play since Week 2 at the Jets.

Big Ben should play vs. Ravens despite head injury

The Steelers were very enthused by the progress made by QB Ben Roethlisberger after he suffered a head injury late in Sunday’s overtime loss to the Chiefs and expect him to play against the Ravens this weekend, according to a league source.

Batch has wrist injury, but Steelers revealing little

The Steelers confirmed that backup QB Charlie Batch hurt his wrist during Sunday’s overtime loss to the Chiefs, but the team will not comment on the severity of the injury until coach Mike Tomlin speaks Tuesday, NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports.

Roethlisberger to have tests; Steelers optimistic

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger “got his bell rung” and will go for further testing on Monday to determine if he suffered a concussion.

Roethlisberger injured in overtime

The Pittsburgh Steelers went to overtime before losing a stunner to the Kansas City Chiefs, but they did so without QB Ben Roethlisberger, who coach Mike Tomlin said had a “concussion-oriented” injury.

First-half observations from Washington

Redskins starting QB Jason Campbell had a troublesome outing against the Steelers, but the defense has looked great.

Steelers keep Batch as backup QB

The Tribune-Review is reporting that Steelers have signed QB Charlie Batch to replace former backup Byron Leftwich who signed with the Buccaneers earlier this week.

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