Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin said after the game he did not know who would start against the Buccaneers. Given choices all year, he turned away from Batch, even after veteran Byron Leftwich's left knee was sprained.
Now Tomlin may have no choice after Dixon's injury. The Steelers provided no official update on Dixon's condition, although he attended meetings Monday with his teammates.
Leftwich would like to help his coach make that choice at quarterback. He returned to the team Monday after they released him for one game in a procedural move to sign defensive tackle Steve McLendon for the game in Tennessee. On Wednesday, Leftwich will test his injured knee to give him and his coaches an idea of whether he can return to the field of play.
"I'm feeling better, a whole lot better. I want to get through a full practice," Leftwich said Monday. "I'm quite sure they want to see me get through a full practice, too. I'm going to try to get out there Wednesday and really push it.