Bucs sign former Falcon quarterback Byron Leftwich

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Monday April 13, 2009

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed quarterback Byron Leftwich as a free agent.

Leftwich, heading into his seventh NFL season, was a backup for the Steelers last year and threw for two touchdowns as Ben Roethlisberger's fill-in.

He spent four seasons as the starter in Jacksonville, which selected Leftwich in the first round (seventh overall) in the 2003 draft out of Marshall.

Tampa Bay did not re-sign last year's starter, Jeff Garcia, who now is with Oakland, but did sign Luke McCown to a three-year deal earlier this year.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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