Steelers Cut Jerrod Johnson, Keep Charlie Batch As 3rd QB: Fantasy Implications

August 9, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Jerrod Johnson (8) is sacked by Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Cedric Thornton (72) during the second half at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Steelers 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE

Jerrod Johnson was released by the Steelers on Friday, making Charlie Batch the team's third quarterback. We break down the fantasy implications.

The Pittsburgh Steelers decided Friday to cut Jerrod Johnson and keep veteran Charlie Batch as the team's third quarterback, according to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The Steelers didn't make the decision easily, with reports last week indicating that the team had been impressed 24-year-old Johnson, and was looking for a way to keep him with the organization.

Analysis: The fantasy football ramifications won't be felt unless both Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich go down with injuries. Still, it's disappointing that fans never got a chance to see Johnson's athleticism shine in Pittsburgh. It would have been interesting to see what might have blossomed if he latched onto the practice squad as a wide receiver. Don't be surprised to see Johnson land with another team in due course.

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