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Adam Schefter on Steeler QB Battle: "It's Leftwich's Job To Lose"

Old AccountSenior Writer IMay 14, 2010

JACKSONVILLE, FL - AUGUST 22:  Byron Leftwich #7 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers watches the action during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on August 22, 2009 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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It has been about three weeks since the suspension was handed down to Ben Roethlisberger. As minicamp approaches, the Steelers know Ben will miss at least four and possibly six games.

To start the season, three quarterbacks will battle for the top spot: Byron Leftwich, Dennis Dixon, and Charlie Batch. Many people close to the situation believe Leftwich should be the starter.

And according to Adam Schefter's report, via rotoworld.com, it is Leftwich's job to lose. Leftwich was with the Steelers during their Super Bowl winning season, and started while Roethlisberger missed games due to injury.

It will be interesting to see if a major quarterback battle emerges in Pittsburgh.

Matt Miselis is an NFL Featured Columnist for BleacherReport.com.

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