Six Teams Inquire About Signing Leftwich

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The talk about Byron Leftwich is picking up around the league, and on Sunday six teams spoke to Leftwich’s agent about possibly signing the QB, who was dumped on Saturday by the team that drafted him, the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Yahoo Sport’s Jason Cole is reporting that the following teams may have interest in Leftwich – Baltimore, Atlanta, Kansas City, Minnesota and Detroit.  Most of these teams have some instability at the QB spot, with the biggest questions coming from Atlanta and Minnesota.  The Vikings though did just snag Kelly Holcomb last week from the Eagles, and the Falcons denied any interest in Leftwich, with a column here and in the Altanta Journal-Constitution stating that they would not go after Leftwich.

Another possible shot to sign Leftwich though is Baltimore, who nearly grabbed Leftwich in the draft back in 2003.  The Ravens went in another direction after not being able to move up in the first round, and took Kyle Boller later in the round, a QB that is now a backup and likely won’t be in Baltimore after this season.  If a deal could be made for Leftwich, the Ravens might look to trade Boller, or even dump him.  The Ravens also drafted a QB this last season, Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith out of Ohio State in the 5th round.  There were reports that Smith was going to be cut, but he did make the teams final roster as the third quarterback.


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