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Take your pick, Steeler fans: Mr. Carmella Dicesare or Mr. Cleo Lemon, Jr. Those are the two names mentioned so far in connection with the opening on the Steelers' quarterback depth chart, according to Aaron Wilson of National Football Post.

Garcia has been on the rosters of both Oakland and Philadelphia this season after spending 2008 in Tampa Bay. Apparently Al Davis didn't want Garcia around to spoil the development of Jamarcus Russell, and that's obviously worked out well, considering Bruce Gradkowski is now their quarterback. After Oakland gave him his walking papers, Philly then gave Garcia a brief spin when Donovan McNabb suffered a fractured rib in week one, but he was released about two weeks later and has been unemployed since. The 39-year-old Garcia has a career record of 58-58 and a lifetime passer rating of 87.5. Last season, he went 6-5 with 12 touchdowns and 6 interceptions with the Bucs.

The 30-year-old Lemon, a product of Arkansas State, has been in the league since 2002, when the Ravens signed him as an undrafted free agent. He's had extended stints in San Diego and Miami, and has also stopped in Jacksonville. He was most recently a Raven once again this August, but was released on September 1. His career record is 1-7, with 6 of those losses coming at the helm of the awful 2007 Miami Dolphins. He would probably bring some level of insight into the Ravens' system (considering they are the Steelers' next opponent), but not much else beyond that.

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Unknown said...

Not Garcia! He's proven to be a terrible option in any non-west coast systems!

Chip said...