´ Steel Curtain Rising: Steelers Work Out Ramsey, Bouman as Emergency Quarterbacks

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Steelers Work Out Ramsey, Bouman as Emergency Quarterbacks

Two unemployed veteran quarterbacks had reason to give thanks this week, as they got a chance to peddle their wares with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

They were none other than Patrick Ramsey and Todd Bouman. Steelers reserve quarterback Charlie Batch had surgery this week to repair a broken wrist sustained in the Steelers disastrous 27-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Coach Mike Tomlin earlier this week that explained Batch would only miss two to four weeks after a metal plate was inserted to help the healing. However, Tomlin did say that the Steelers would look to add a veteran signal caller if Batch’s recovery takes longer than expected.

Ramsey or Bouman for Taxi QB?

Of the two, Ramsey is the more intriguing. Drafted by the Redskins in 2002 the former first round pick ran afoul of Joe Gibbs, and has bounced around to the New York Jets and Denver Broncos.

Patrick Ramsey has a 10-14 record as a starter, which is not stellar, but he has thrown more touchdowns than interceptions in his career. He showed some good talent early in Washington, but his development was not helped by playing under Steve Spurrier.

Ramsey would not appear to be “the answer” for any NFL team, but perhaps he’s good emergency quarterback, if not back-up QB material.

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