Leftwich Looking Good, Ready To Play

It looks like Byron Leftwich not only is going to be a good fit for the Steelers, but he also will likely play Thursday. From TCP:

Byron Leftwich waited nine months to get back on the practice field. Now that he’s done that, his first NFL action is likely only days away.

Signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, the quarterback brought in to replace injured backup Charlie Batch impressed during his first two practices with the team on Monday, so much that coach Mike Tomlin said “it looks like he’ll be able to play” Thursday when the team plays the Buffalo Bills in Toronto.

“I was impressed simply by the fact he was a quick study,” Tomlin said after a rain-soaked afternoon practice at Saint Vincent College. “He was able to step out there and step in the huddle, spew the verbiage out, get people lined up and actually get the ball around.”

Leftwich might have been a lower-tier starting QB, but he is a top-tier back-up. It will be fun to watch him play in a Steelers uni come this Thursday.

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