Redskins look at Leftwich

The Washington Redskins Saturday confirmed a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report that backup quarterback Byron Leftwich worked out Friday for the team at Redskins Park. Full Story
IAmDT

Matteson, IL

#1 Apr 5, 2009
Leftwich definitely makes more sense than the Cutler rumors. He wouldn't come in with as big of an ego and he's stronger and more mobile. He could be a good fit for the system and a good insurance policy, but I think he's better off with the steelers. Colt is pretty much a roster lock and Todd makes much quicker decisions than Leftwich...it'd be a real battle just to make the roster.
Rex J Steelman

Slippery Rock, PA

#3 Apr 7, 2009
FvT wrote:
Redskins would sign Ryan Leaf if he wanted to come back. They need to stop this Patriot-like F/A spree. It's not working.
Looks like they're not going to get Leftwich. All they've offered him is the chance to "compete" for second-string at veteran's minimum. No way he goes for that, unless the Steelers tell him they flat-out don't want him.
Downtown Hpt

Virginia Beach, VA

#4 Apr 7, 2009
Could they go after somebody that can actually contribute??
FvT

Houston, TX

#5 Apr 7, 2009
Rex J Steelman wrote:
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Looks like they're not going to get Leftwich. All they've offered him is the chance to "compete" for second-string at veteran's minimum.
Steelers have not made an offer yet have they? Cant find any info.

“Steelers Forever”

Since: Dec 07

Cranberry Township PA

#6 Apr 7, 2009
FvT wrote:
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Steelers have not made an offer yet have they? Cant find any info.
No! They won't do so until after the draft. I really look for them to sign him. Thats what he wants too if he can't compete for a starting job elsewhere. Charlie Batch is the big ? IMO he won't be offered a contract because his 12 yr. vets salary will impact Harrisons' resigning and the signing of the new guys that are drafted. I'm hoping Batch will be offered a coaching job.

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FvT

Houston, TX

#7 Apr 7, 2009
Makes sense that Batch would be the odd man out.

“The Lombardi Sixpack”

Since: Feb 08

Butler, PA

#8 Apr 7, 2009
Bill in Cranberry wrote:
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No! They won't do so until after the draft. I really look for them to sign him. Thats what he wants too if he can't compete for a starting job elsewhere. Charlie Batch is the big ? IMO he won't be offered a contract because his 12 yr. vets salary will impact Harrisons' resigning and the signing of the new guys that are drafted. I'm hoping Batch will be offered a coaching job.
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If it turns out that the steelers go with ben/leftwich/dixon at QB I sure hope they offer C Batch a coaching job. He has every quality the Rooneys look for in an employee. He is heavily invested in the community with his charity work and after school programs in homewood. Also it's obvious he doesn't want to leave the sidelines or the game.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Obviously dixon is the #2 guy of the future...maybe this will be his year to go #2 that way he can play a slash role...keep charlie as the #3. If Ben gets hurt you can still play your #3 and #2 right? I'm not sure how the rule reads.

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