(Eds: Updates throughout) By CHRIS ADAMSKI Associated Press Mike Wallace is in his fourth season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, so the wide receiver is familiar with all this talk about Charlie Batch.
Asked if it was at all concerning that the man throwing the ball to him on Sunday will soon be 38 years old, Wallace shrugged.
''He's been old,'' he said of Batch. ''It's not like he just got old. Chuck's been old since I got here, so it's nothing new.''
Neither is Batch making a fill-in start for his hometown Steelers (6-4), who are at Cleveland (2-8) this weekend. For the eighth time since he signed with Pittsburgh 11 years ago, Batch will be under center to begin a game for the Steelers.
No Steeler is older than Batch, whose birthday is Dec. 5. He spent the first four years of his career with Detroit, but only nose tackle Casey Hampton was with Pittsburgh before Batch arrived.
''They say Charlie built the building,'' guard Willie Colon deadpanned. ''That's what I heard.''