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Steelers confirm rib fractures for Leftwich

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12:36 PM ET 11.20 | Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin acknowledged that quarterback Byron Leftwich suffered multiple rib fractures in Sunday night's loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Leftwich hasn't been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns but the Steelers are working out a couple of free agent quarterbacks this week, including Mike Kafka and Brian Hoyer. Charlie Batch is the third string quarterback, who would be in line to start if Leftwich can't go.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Byron Leftwich, Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE Byron Leftwich, Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE
November 20, 2012  01:16 PM ET

Death before demotion!

November 20, 2012  01:18 PM ET

Sounds like the Steelers should be working out a couple of free agent offensive linemen as well, now that their top two qbs are out with broken ribs and assorted sack-related ailments.

November 20, 2012  01:49 PM ET

I blame it on the uniforms. Save them for the SNL Killer Bees.

November 20, 2012  03:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Sounds like the Steelers should be working out a couple of free agent offensive linemen as well, now that their top two qbs are out with broken ribs and assorted sack-related ailments.

Good point !

November 20, 2012  03:08 PM ET

Charlie has always been amazing when called off the bench.

November 20, 2012  03:45 PM ET

Does that picture make anyone else think of Gary Coleman?

November 20, 2012  08:18 PM ET

YES

November 21, 2012  10:16 AM ET

My wife is right; those uniforms do make them look like 'honey bees.'

 
November 21, 2012  01:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Sounds like the Steelers should be working out a couple of free agent offensive linemen as well, now that their top two qbs are out with broken ribs and assorted sack-related ailments.

Decastro and Gilbert are back at practice this week. That's not a bad thing, if they are healthy enough to get a few reps against Cleveland.

But really the line has been playing pretty well. Injuries happen.

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