Steelers sign former QB

Steelers sign former QB

<b>PITTSBURGH -</b> With starting quarterback Tommy Maddox out at about two months with an elbow injury, the Steelers went to the waiver wire to sign a quarterback to take his place. <br><br> And they went with one of their own former quarterbacks to fill the void. <br><br> Was it Mike Tomczak? Bubby Brister? Neil O'Donnell? Terry Bradshaw? <br><br> None of the above.<p>

The Steelers signed Mike Quinn, who made the roster in 1997 as an undrafted free agent, adding him to their practice squad.

Head coach Bill Cowher said Quinn, who has played for four other teams than the Steelers, is still eligible for the practice squad because he's never been much more than a third quarterback in the NFL, having only seen playing time in four games.

Quinn has completed two of three NFL passes - two of which came in his rookie season with the Steelers - for 20 yards. He spent last season with the Houston Texans and went to camp this year with Denver before being cut in the preseason.

Cowher also said Tuesday that linebacker Kendrell Bell (groin), safety Mike Logan (hamstring), cornerback Chad Scott (groin) and running back Verron Haynes (hip pointer) are questionable to play this week against Miami.

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