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Life without Ben: Steelers search for temporary QB

AP Sports Writer

PITTSBURGH (AP) – These might be the most-scrutinized May practices in Pittsburgh Steelers history.

The team resumed its voluntary offseason workouts on Tuesday without suspended quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. He remains banned from attending, and there is no indication when the NFL will allow him to participate.

Roethlisberger did join teammates at a charity golf tournament Monday in Canonsburg, Pa.

During Roethlisberger’s absence Byron Leftwich, the backup when the Steelers won the Super Bowl 15 months ago, is taking most of the snaps with the starters.

There is no sign from coach Mike Tomlin that Charlie Batch, who spent most of last season as the top backup, or third-year quarterback Dennis Dixon will get similar work with the regulars.