Are the Steelers Holding Byron Leftwich for a Draft Day Deal?

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Are the Steelers Holding Byron Leftwich for a Draft Day Deal?

I have been watching to see if Byron Leftwich's adequate play in back-up of Big Ben Roethlisberger would lead to a starting job elsewhere in the league.  

Considering how a proven quarterback is hard to come by in the NFL, I thought Leftwich would catch a deal rather quickly in Free Agency.  

More than a month later, and he is still playing bench warmer in Pittsburgh's roster.  

I wonder if Colbert and the Steelers organization are looking into a draft day deal to send Leftwich to a needing team for another draft pick, or to move up the boards.

While Pittsburgh rarely makes such a move it has happened in the past.

In the 1989 draft, the Steelers had the seventh overall pick and a bonus first round pick from Minnesota because of the Mike Merriweather trade. They also acquired a pick from the Panthers in the 2005 draft, and a pick from the Rams in 1994 among others.  

Leftwich gives us leverage and puts us in a position many other teams would love.

Resigning Leftwich so we could trade him on draft day...what do you think?  

Other writers out there know a heck of a lot more than me about this facet of the league/game. I'm not going to act like I know it all, or know anything for that matter.  

I get yelled at by the Internet brainiacs everyday with their aggressive typing and poor anger management. Please discuss.

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