Steelers Trade For QB Byron Leftwich

With the report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the Steelers are expecting to learn Roger Goodell's punishment for Ben Roethlisberger's on Wednesday -- and with rumors pointing to a four-game suspension -- it would make sense for the Steelers to go out and get a veteran quarterback who knows the system and could help out while Big Ben is away. On Tuesday, they did just that.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Pittsburgh has traded for Byron Leftwich, sending a seventh round draft pick to Tampa Bay in exchange. This gives the Steelers some insurance at the QB position, and now means the Bucs have 12 picks in this weekend's draft, tied for the most in the league with the Patriots.

Leftwich spent the 2008-09 season in Pittsburgh, throwing for two touchdowns on 21-of-36 passing while appearing in five games. Last year, withe the Buccaneers, the seven-year pro started three games and threw for four touchdowns.

For more reaction and all things Steelers, visit Behind The Steel Curtain.

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