The Pittsburgh Steelers are pretty well aware that they won’t have their QB Ben Roethlisberger around for a couple games at the start of the season. The NFL has made it pretty clear that they look down upon people who run around raping girls.
While they have Dennis Dixon on the roster and he might be able to play at some point, clearly they don’t think he’s ready just yet. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Steelers sent a seventh-round pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for QB Byron Leftwich.
This will be Leftwich’s second stint with the team. He saw game action in five games in 2008 with the Steelers and played pretty damn well.