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.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.