Even though he signed his one-year tender as a restricted free agent, Dennis Dixon might be the odd man out as the No. 3 quarterback.
The Steelers will keep four quarterbacks through training camp in case there is an injury to one of the backups. But right now it appears Charlie Batch, not Dixon, will be kept as the backup behind Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich.
Batch, 36, showed last season he could still be an effective backup, helping the Steelers to a 3-1 start when Roethlisberger was serving a four-game suspension. Batch is in his 14th NFL season.