Pittsburgh Steelers: QB Byron Leftwich Returns to Pittsburgh for One Year

Barry BarnesContributor IIIApril 26, 2012

PITTSBURGH - AUGUST 18:  Byron Leftwich #4 of the Pittsburgh Steelers throws a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles during the preseason game on August 18, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to terms with veteran quarterback Byron Leftwich on a one-year contract, the team announced Thursday evening, via the team's website.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Leftwich was originally drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft out of Marshall. The 6'5", 250-pound quarterback spent his first four seasons in the NFL with the Jaguars before spending a season with the Atlanta Falcons in 2007 and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009.

The Washington D.C. native returns to the Steelers after spending three season in Pittsburgh (2008, 2010-‘11).

Leftwich has played in six games for the Steelers, as he completed 26-of-43 passes for 345 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. He has a passer rating of 101.4. He missed all of the 2011 season after suffering an arm injury during the preseason, which landed him on the Reserve/Injured list on September 2, 2011.

For his nine-year career in the NFL, Leftwich played in 55 games (49 starts) and accumulated 10,260 passing yards and 58 touchdowns with a passer rating of 79.7.