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Steelers QB Landry Jones, Carolina backup Joe Webb looking to solidify spots

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2014, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Joe Webb (14) throws a pass against the Buffalo Bills during the second half of a preseason NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. Panthers third-string quarterback Joe Webb could be the beneficiary of a rib injury to Cam Newton. The Panthers only kept two QBs last season, but with Newton hurting coach Ron Rivera is strongly considering keeping three QBs. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2014, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Joe Webb (14) throws a pass against the Buffalo Bills during the second half of a preseason NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. Panthers third-string quarterback Joe Webb could be the beneficiary of a rib injury to Cam Newton. The Panthers only kept two QBs last season, but with Newton hurting coach Ron Rivera is strongly considering keeping three QBs. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)  (The Associated Press)

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Carolina Panthers have to set their rosters at 53 players by the end of the weekend.

Backup quarterbacks Landry Jones and Joe Webb are hoping to stick around.

Jones and Webb will get an extended look on Thursday night when the two teams wrap up the preseason. Jones has struggled during the exhibition season and coach Mike Tomlin says he needs to see consistent play out of Jones before deciding on whether the team will carry a third quarterback after Ben Roethlisberger and Bruce Gradkowski.

Webb's spot is more secure. He could play the entire game on Thursday. Cam Newton will sit and backup Derek Anderson is with his wife, who is expecting a child.

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AP Sports Writer Steve Reed in Charlotte, North Carolina, contributed to this report.

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