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Steelers QB Leftwich running first team

PITTSBURGH -- Although it's very early, veteran quarterback Byron Leftwich worked with the first-team offense during the opening of Steelers' mandatory minicamp Friday.

Third-year quarterback Dennis Dixon ran the second team. It's not known at this point if Pittsburgh plans to rotate quarterbacks this offseason, but it appears Leftwich is getting the first shot to win the starting job.

"As long as I have a job, and as long as I have a position out there, I'm happy," Dixon said after Friday's initial practice. "I’m preparing the same way."

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will serve a conditional six-game suspension this upcoming season, as Leftwich, Dixon and veteran Charlie Batch compete for the starting role.