NFL: Leftwich has scheduled visit with Bucs, remains in talks with Redskins

 

Quarterback Byron Leftwich has a new suitor to add to his list. A source close to the Steelers tells me, Leftwich has a scheduled visit set for next week with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Leftwich who was offered a one year deal from the Steelers, worked out for the Redskins on Friday and the two sides remain in contact. The Redskins

NFL: Leftwich has strong desire to play for the Redskins

 

Since free agency began, the agent for Byron Leftwich has been trying to gauge interest from the Washington Redskins. Leftwich has a strong desire to play in his home-town and believes he can beat out Jason Campbell. Leftwich may get his wish as the Washington Post reports, Leftwich met with Redskins representatives on Friday. The Steelers and the Redskins are the only teams Leftwich is currently talking too.

The Latest on Leftwich, Chris Carr & More

 

Eleven¬†days in free agency and there continues to be minimal interest in Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich. The Bears and Buccaneers were showing interest prior to free agency but the Bucs went in another direction and a source who spoke to Bears GM Jerry Angelo tells me the Bears have no interest in adding a veteran quarterback at this time. The agent for Bryon Leftwich has been trying to gauge some interest from the Washington Redskins. Leftwich, 29, has a strong desire to play in his home-town and believes he can beat out quarterback Jason Campbell. The problem for Leftwich is the Redskins are very reluctant to add a quarterback who could push Campbell out of the starting lineup. They remain committed to Campbell As for the Steelers, if they have the chance to choose between Leftwich and Batch, Leftwich will be their choice. Leftwich has indicated he would return toRead More »

Steelers hoping to lure Chris Carr to Pittsburgh; Other FA Rumors

 

The Pittsburgh Steelers top target has been Titans kick returner/CB Chris Carr for the past few weeks since Carr’s agent announced his client was going to test free agency. The team reached out to Carr as soon as free agency began and the team has scheduled a visit with Carr on Tuesday according to sources. Improving the kick return game has been the Steelers top priority in FA Carr averaged 28.1 yard per kick return in 08 and would be a great addition to the Steelers. The issue the Steelers are going to have is Carr wants to have the opportunity to be a starter on defense. He visited the Lions today and is also being pursued by the Minnesota Vikings. Titans also want him back. Nate Washington is currently visiting an AFC South team. Read more for updates on Bryant McFadden, Nate Washington and Byron Leftwich

The Latest Steelers Buzz

 

Photo courtesy of SteelCityHobbies The Pittsburgh Steelers held their victory parade in downtown Pittsburgh today. Mike Tomlin and defensive coordinator Dick Lebeau deserve a lot of credit for the team’s success on the field but Kevin Colbert deserves a lot of credit for constructing a Super Bowl champion. The Steelers got minimal production from their 08 draft but Colbert make key draft picks in 07 such as Lawrence Timmons, William Gay who didn’t make much of a impact in 07 but were unsung players on the 08 team. I doubt there are many fans questioning the team drafting Lawrence Timmons now. He’s going to be a special player next year. 2007 Second round pick LaMarr Woodley who has 8 sacks in four career post-season games is developing into one of the games top linebackers. The Steelers 07 draft class is looking very good. In 2006 Colbert moved up seven spotsRead More »