Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 11/4/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 02: Brian Hoyer of the New England Patriots throws a pass against the New York Giants on September 2, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated the Patriots 20-17. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
According to several sources, former New England Patriots backup quarterback Brian Hoyer will workout with the Pittsburgh Steelers for Ben Roethlisberger potentially out for the rest of the season (he may return) and his backup Byron Leftwich banged up after Sunday night's Steelers loss to the Baltimore Ravens. CBSSports.com reported Hoyer's tryout.With Pittsburgh backup quarteback Byron Leftwich out for next week with a bum shoulder and injured ribs, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported Monday the Steelers might be looking at free-agent quarterbacks. Sounds like they're looking at free-agent receivers, as well.La Canfora confirms an ESPN report saying the Steelers will work out receiver Plaxico Burress this week, and he also reports that Pittsburgh will give former Patriots quarterback Brian Hoyer a tryout.In the outside chance that the Steelers don't get Roethlisberger back, sign Hoyer, start him over Charlie Batch, Hoyer succeeds and the Steelers make the playoffs in the AFC, th...
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