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Steelers Vs. Ravens: Hines Ward Could Be Steelers' Third Quarterback

The Trib reports that, if things go really, really badly in Sunday's regular-season opener against the Baltimore Ravens, the Steelers could turn to Hines Ward ... at quarterback.

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Dennis Dixon is the Steelers' third quarterback, but the Steelers aren't sure whether he'll be on the roster for the game. That leaves Ben Roethlisberger and Charlie Batch. In a nightmare scenario where both got injured, Ward would take over.

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Not that Ward is necessarily very confident in his skills if that possibility should arise.

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"I am just taking snaps just in case," said Ward, who last played quarterback in college. "We don't have an option right now. I can hand the ball off, but if it comes down to me, we are really in bad shape."

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Well, let's just hope the Steelers don't get to that point. Ward played a bit of quarterback for Georgia back in 1995.

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For more on the Steelers, check out Behind The Steel Curtain.

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