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Report: Steelers Bring QB Jeff George In For Workout

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CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 01:  Jeff George isn't actually meeting with the Steelers today, but it'd be funny if he was.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 01: Jeff George isn't actually meeting with the Steelers today, but it'd be funny if he was. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Apparently, age isn't an issue for Steelers coach Mike Tomlin.

With the departure of QB Dennis Dixon in free agency, and the age of veteran Charlie Batch, the Steelers are likely to add a quarterback either via the draft in April, or in free agency.

Word is circling that 44-year-old Jeff George was seen at the South Side facility Saturday evening, and he will be working out for the Steelers' coaches and GM Kevin Colbert Sunday morning.

George, who has played for five different NFL teams, has long been calling for this tryout. He claims to still have the powerful arm he had throughout his career, and his experience seem to compel him to wait for an opportunity.

Perhaps that's what the Steelers are doing.

He would seem a long-shot to make the roster, to put it mildly. It's more likely the Steelers are just kicking the tires on the ageless passer, but at a low contract, a veteran signal caller helping to prepare starter Ben Roethlisberger wouldn't be a bad idea.