The Facts: Following up on a previous item. ... The departure of Byron Leftwich means that Batch is likely to return to the Steelers. Batch, 34, has been working out with the Steelers since the end of the season.
Diehards Line:HC Mike Tomlin wanted to sign both veteran QBs but Leftwich agreed to a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. ... Until they get Batch inked, the the Steelers currently have one QB other than Ben Roethlisberger under contract, Dennis Dixon, their fifth-round draft choice last year. Team officials would like to see Dixon compete for the No. 2 spot this year.