Pittsburgh Steelers Trade Seventh Round Pick to Tampa for Byron Leftwich

Nick SignorelliSenior Writer IApril 20, 2010

CINCINNATI - OCTOBER 19:  Byron Leftwich #4 of the Pittsburgh Steelers throws a pass during the NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 19, 2008 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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In a move that means they are preparing for life without Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers have traded a seventh round pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for former Steeler Byron Leftwich.

Leftwich was originally signed by the Steelers in 2008 when back-up Charlie Batch broke his collar bone during pre-season.

Leftwich played in five games for the Steelers, generating a passer rating of over 100.

There are two trains of thought on this.

1. This is for while Ben Roethlisberger is suspended.

2. This is in case the Steelers trade Ben Roethlisberger.

Leftwich was the seventh overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft, and at the time there was speculation that the Steelers were going to target him.

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