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05-02-2010, 10:18 AM
Harrison back with Steelers
May 1st, 2010
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James Harrison is back at the Steelers’ facility and is expected to practice this afternoon.

The Pro Bowl outside linebacker missed the first three practices of mini camp because of the death of his uncle.

Mini camp practices are mandatory but Harrison received an excused absence from Mike Tomlin because of his family situation.

In other notes from Saturday morning’s practice:

— The quarterback rotation remained the same today as it was Friday: Byron Leftwich, Dennis Dixon and Charlie Batch.

It is too early to read much into what this means for the quarterback derby that will play out over the next six weeks. All three have had their share of good and not-so-good throws, and there is still plenty of time before Mike Tomlin has to decide which two of the three quarterbacks competing in mini camp will get the bulk of the snaps in training camp along with Ben Roethlisberger.

— This much can at least be said about Leftwich: His right arm has plenty of juice in it.

That became apparent when he overthrew wide receiver Mike Wallace, probably the fastest player on the team, on a deep ball.

Said Tomlin after Leftwich’s pass glanced off the fingertips of Wallace’s outstretched hands, “Did he just overthrow you, Mike?”