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Mike Tomlin on the battle for the No. 2 quarterback position: 'Keep watching'

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Steelers fans got their first glimpse of Dwayne Haskins in the black and gold on Thursday night, and while it was a small sample size, Mike Tomlin liked what he saw from the former 15th overall pick.

“I liked his demeanor,” Tomlin said of Haskins. “He was a really good communicator. He was present and cerebral the way you like the quarterback position to be. But there is so much ball ahead of him and the others.”

Haskins was 8-of-13 for 54 yards and rushed twice for four yards in the game. So, yeah, as Tomlin said, there's still a lot to be seen from Haskins.

As for Mason Rudolph, he was 6-of-9 for 84 yards, which included a 45-yard completion to Chase Claypool. Rudolph did, however, have a costly fumble on the opening series, as he had a bad exchange with Chase Claypool on a jet sweep, and Cowboys' rookie linebacker Micah Parsons recovered the loose ball.

“I have to do a better job of getting it in his sweet spot,” Rudolph said.

In regards to the battle for the No. 2 quarterback position, Tomlin said to "keep watching."

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