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Steelers Trying To Decide On Backup Quarterback, Starting Right Guard

Scott Brown and Mark Kaboly write that Ben Roethlisberger played sparingly in practice on Monday, because the Steelers wanted to get more looks at Charlie Batch and Dennis Dixon, one of whom will serve as the team's backup quarterback in the wake of Byron Leftwich's injury. The Steelers will decide which of the two will be the backup after the team is finished with its preseason schedule.

Brown and Kaboly also write about the possibility that Doug Legursky has taken over for Tony Hills as the Steelers' No. 1 option at right guard.

Doug Legursky is listed as No. 1 at right guard on the Steelers' updated depth chart, a week after Tony Hills held the spot.

A change to the depth chart is not uncommon, but the one at right guard came after Hills had said he thought the coaches have already decided on a starter at the position.

"You'll have to wait and see," he said before practice yesterday.

We'll see what happens. but I wouldn't mind seeing Legursky starting somewhere. He quietly was very competent filling in after Maurkice Pouncey went down last year.

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