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It looks like Leftwich will stick in Tampa

At the end of last season, it was assumed Byron Leftwich would be cut by the Bucs.

But the veteran’s lack of playing time prevented a costly roster bonus from being triggered. Coach Raheem Morris now sounds like he’d like to bring Leftwich to training camp.

“He did nothing but help Josh Freeman learn how to work. He did nothing
but help Josh Freeman grow along the way,” Morris told the Tampa Tribune.  “There would be no shock in my
mind to see Byron Leftwich on our team. I don’t have any qualms with

Leftwich is due $2 million, and the Tribune believes Leftwich’s experience should give him an edge to make the team out of camp. 

The Bucs aren’t spending a lot in base salary at quarterback and the other Tampa backups — Josh Johnson and Rudy Carpenter — have four combined career starts.

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6 Responses to “It looks like Leftwich will stick in Tampa”
  1. Slow Joe says: Apr 10, 2010 2:03 PM

    I’d be okay with it. I don’t think Leftwich has the ego where he thinks he should be a starting QB anymore. He’d be a good veteran presence for Josh Freeman. Keep Josh Johnson as the #3 QB and that’s a pretty good depth chart.
    Or, as I strongly suspect, they’ll trade Josh Johnson on draft day.

  2. JTAM963 says: Apr 10, 2010 2:42 PM

    I’d take Leftwich in Chicago, viable backup to Cutler. A guy who won’t try to take the job from Cutler either.

  3. ItalianArmyGuy says: Apr 10, 2010 2:47 PM

    Another indication that Ben Roethlisberger won’t be charged. If the Steelers knew they might be facing 2010 without Ben, they might be talking a deal with the Bucs for Leftwich.

  4. Mean D says: Apr 10, 2010 5:30 PM

    Keep Leftwich. Cut the IDIOT Morris.

  5. Hosstyle In Tampa says: Apr 12, 2010 9:13 AM

    Slow Joe,
    Who would trade for Josh Johnson?? Seriously??

  6. BucMadness says: Apr 13, 2010 11:32 PM


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