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Charlie Batch | Quarterback | #16

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (43) / 12/5/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 216
College: Eastern Michigan
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 2 (60) / DET
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Free agent QB Charlie Batch says he has no plans to retire this offseason.
Now 38 years old, Batch will keep his phone on in case a team gets desperate for an in-season quarterback addition. We wouldn't expect him to be signed before Week 1. "I'm not closing the door," said Batch. "I'm open to whatever is out there for me." Batch is also interested in working in an NFL front office. Sun, May 19, 2013 04:28:00 PM

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Free agent QB Charlie Batch isn't expecting to be re-signed by the Steelers.

Bruce Gradkowski and Landry Jones' additions closed the door on 38-year-old Batch's return. The Steelers may still keep his number handy in case of injury.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 10:13:00 PM

Free agent QB Charlie Batch plans on re-signing with the Steelers.

"My plan is to come back, and I haven’t heard anything differently from the organization," Batch said. The 38-year-old will likely be back on the veteran's minimum, but the Steelers would be wise to draft a developmental signal caller in the middle rounds of the draft.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 01:54:00 PM

Free agent QB Charlie Batch wants to play in 2013.

Following injuries to Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich, Batch was forced into action last season. He was nothing short of inept against the Browns in Week 12, but somehow went into Baltimore in Week 13 and pulled off an upset. Now 38, it's unlikely that the Steelers will want Batch back. They'd do well to select a developmental quarterback in the draft and install him as Big Ben's backup.
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 08:55:00 AM

Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that for now, Charlie Batch is "our guy."

Tomlin isn't making any declarations on Ben Roethlisberger's status until he sees him perform at Wednesday's practice. "As we sit here today, we are building our plan around Charlie," he said. However, the reliable Post-Gazette has already reported that the Steelers expect to have their franchise quarterback under center for Sunday and ESPN is on the record saying Roethlisberger's soreness is diminishing. Expect Tomlin to change his tune by Wednesday or Thursday.
Tue, Dec 4, 2012 12:17:00 PM

Charlie Batch completed 25-of-36 passes for 276 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Pittsburgh's 23-20, Week 13 win over the Ravens.

One week after turning in a horrifying performance against the Browns, Batch was money against the Steelers' arch-rival, sticking big throw after big throw as he helped put Pittsburgh in plum Wild Card position. Aside from a jump ball pick he tossed to Ed Reed in the end zone, Batch out-played Joe Flacco, taking advantage of surprisingly soft coverage to hit routinely wide-open receivers. Batch could have had an even bigger afternoon had Emmanuel Sanders not inexplicably fumbled away a likely 72-yard touchdown. Although the Steelers are surely infinitely appreciative of Batch's big effort, today will be his last start if all goes to plan. Per the CBS television crew, Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder) is likely to return in Week 14.
Sun, Dec 2, 2012 07:37:00 PM

The Steelers are preparing to start Charlie Batch at Baltimore in Week 13.

The coaching staff is "leaving the door open" for Ben Roethlisberger if he exceeds expectations in limited practices. Despite Batch's brutal performance at Cleveland, he would still get the call over Brian Hoyer if Roethlisberger can't go. Batch's presence would be a downgrade for the entire Steelers offense.
Tue, Nov 27, 2012 07:22:00 PM

Charlie Batch completed 20-of-34 passes for 197 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions in the Steelers' Week 12 loss to the Browns.

It was one of the worst performances by a quarterback in the NFL this year. Batch was woefully inaccurate, even on short passes to the flat. The Steelers didn't trust him, calling run plays on third-and-mediums early on. When Batch wasn't checking down, he was just weakly chucking the ball up for grabs in the secondary. He crippled the entire offense. If Batch is forced into another start next week, the Ravens will be a premier D/ST play in fantasy circles.
Sun, Nov 25, 2012 05:31:00 PM

NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala hears that Charlie Batch will start at quarterback for the Steelers against the Browns in Week 12.

A "person with direct knowledge of the Steelers plans tells" Kinkhabwala that Batch is getting the start. With Byron Leftwich getting battered and bruised to the tune of two broken ribs last night against the Ravens, this was the expected outcome. Batch last started a game in Week 16 last season against the Rams and led the Steelers to a 27-0 win. He threw for 208 yards and a touchdown in the contest. Look for a run-heavy approach from Pittsburgh.
Mon, Nov 19, 2012 06:13:00 PM

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review expects both Byron Leftwich and Charlie Batch to crack the Steelers' 53-man roster following the release of Troy Smith.

Leftwich is the favorite to back up Ben Roethlisberger, but the 37-year-old Batch's roster spot wasn't assured with Smith in town. With Roethlisberger now on the wrong side of 30 and coming off a season where he was bothered by a lingering ankle injury, the Steelers should be fully expected to carry three quarterbacks.
Tue, Jun 26, 2012 08:56:00 AM

Steelers re-signed QB Charlie Batch to a one-year contract.

Aside from perhaps retirement, the 37-year-old Batch was never headed elsewhere. A backup in Pittsburgh since 2003, Batch led the Steelers to a 27-0 victory over the Rams in his lone start last season, completing 15-of-22 passes for 208 yards and a score. His re-signing may mean free agent Byron Leftwich will move on. Troy Smith is the favorite for the Steelers' third-string job.
Mon, Apr 16, 2012 12:43:00 PM

Charlie Batch completed 15-of-22 passes for 208 yards and an interception in Week 16, game-managing the Steelers to a 27-0 win over the hapless Rams.

Batch did everything the Steelers needed him to do to keep their hopes of a first-round bye alive, avoiding big mistakes while moving the chains with short, quick passes. If the Steelers decide to give Ben Roethlisberger another week of rest in Week 17, they will surely still be favored over the Browns with Batch under center.
Sat, Dec 24, 2011 04:04:00 PM

Charlie Batch is tentatively expected to start against the Rams in Week 16.

Ben Roethlisberger (ankle) is officially a game-time decision, but all of the Steelers beat writers expect him to sit out for a week -- along with C Maurkice Pouncey, OLB LaMarr Woodley, and WR Emmanuel Sanders. With Batch at the helm, Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown go from must-start to borderline WR3 status.
Fri, Dec 23, 2011 08:16:00 AM

Steelers OC Bruce Arians indicated that Dennis Dixon would only play in the event of a Charlie Batch injury if Ben Roethlisberger (ankle) sits out on Monday.

As hard as it may be to believe, Arians insists the Steelers won't change the offense if Batch starts. Arians acknowledges that a decision on Big Ben could come down to pregame warmups on Monday night. Roethlisberger revealed Thursday that the ankle is actually more painful right now than it was a week ago. For what it's worth, SI.com's Peter King is still predicting that Roethlisberger will not play this week.
Thu, Dec 15, 2011 03:43:00 PM

The Steelers will start Charlie Batch against the 49ers on Monday night if Ben Roethlisberger (ankle) can't go.

Dennis Dixon will pick up extra snaps this week, too, in case of emergency. Coach Mike Tomlin considers Roethlisberger and C Maurkice Pouncey (ankle) "questionable" at this point. We'd be surprised if Batch ends up starting, but Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown take big hits if he does.
Tue, Dec 13, 2011 01:42:00 PM

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