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Bruce Gradkowski

Bruce Gradkowski - #5 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 220 lbs.
Birthday 01/27/1983
Birthplace Pittsburgh, PA
College Toledo
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 6th round, 25th pick by Buccaneers

AFC North Spin cycle: The Steelers' wasted season

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
The Ravens are AFC North champs, and the Bengals are playoff-bound, too. Meanwhile, the Steelers are left to ponder a lost season. 

Bengals make playoffs after 13-10 win over Steelers

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
A.J. Green caught 10 passes for 116 yards, including a 21-yarder to set up the game-winning field goal as the Bengals beat the Steelers.

Key matchup: Bengals running game vs. Steelers run defense

Posted Dec. 22, 2012 @ 12:10 p.m. ET
The Bengals' success in the ground game will go a long way in determining whether they can beat Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Seahawks-49ers highlights Week 16 action

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
Eric Edholm looks ahead to Week 16, which features some key divisional matchups that will have major playoff ramifications — including Seahawks vs. 49ers.

Steelers place OT Colon on I.R.

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
The Steelers placed OT Willie Colon on injured reserve. RB Rashard Mendenhall, who was reinstated from a one-game suspension, takes his roster spot.

Steelers add CB King, place CB Van Dyke on I.R.

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
The Steelers added CB Justin King to the active roster and placed CB DeMarcus Van Dyke on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.

Bengals' run defense sharp entering rematch with nemesis Pittsburgh

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
The Cincinnati defense has slammed the door on opposing ground games in recent weeks. 

AFC North Spin cycle: Ravens wobbling down the stretch

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The Ravens are in the playoffs, but they hardly look like contenders, and now they have to deal with the talented, desperate Giants. 

Carr's INT helps give Cowboys win over Steelers

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 8:48 p.m. ET
Brandon Carr intercepted a pass from Ben Roethlisberger to set up Dan Bailey's 21-yard field goal in overtime, and the Cowboys beat the Steelers 27-24.

Sacks have decreased, but Steelers still stingy

Posted Dec. 14, 2012 @ 6:33 p.m. ET
The Steelers are allowing fewer yards than any other team without an overpowering pass rush from a sacks perspective.  

Steelers suspend RB Mendenhall

Posted Dec. 11, 2012 @ 6:42 p.m. ET
The Steelers suspended RB Rashard Mendenhall for one game for “conduct detrimental to the team.”

Steelers O-line coach Kugler hired at UTEP

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 5:14 p.m. ET
Steelers O-line coach Sean Kugler was named the head coach of UTEP on Monday.

AFC North Spin cycle: Leaders running in place

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
It was a lost week for the AFC North's top playoff contenders, but the Browns sure enjoyed themselves. 

Chargers snap losing streak, rout Steelers

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes, two to Danario Alexander, and the Chargers beat the Steelers 34-24 on Sunday.

Friday's 60-second rant: How dangerous is Denver?

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 2:16 p.m. ET
It's difficult to gauge how far the Broncos' have come since early-season losses, but using each week to improve could carry them a long way.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 13, 2013
Gradkowski is coming home. The Pittsburgh Steelers and the free agent quarterback have agreed to a three-year deal that will likely make Gradkowski the primary backup behind starter Ben Roethlisberger. Gradkowski's agent Rick Smith confirmed the deal through his twitter account Wednesday.||||||| The 30-year-old Gradkowski is 6-14 in his career as a starter with Oakland, Cleveland and Tampa Bay. He spent the 2011-12 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, appearing in five games.
Posted July 27, 2011
The Bengals have reached an agreement with Gradkowski, who knows Cincinnati's new offensive system and will help develop rookie Andy Dalton.||||||| The 28-year-old quarterback was in Tampa from 2008-09 with Jay Gruden, who was hired as the Bengals' offensive coordinator in February. The Bengals drafted Dalton in the second round in April, but he's been unable to learn Gruden's system from the coaches because of the NFL lockout.
Posted Dec. 02, 2010
The Oakland Raiders have signed backup quarterback J.T. O'Sullivan after placing Gradkowski on season-ending injury reserve.||||||| The move Thursday comes a day after Gradkowski expressed hope that he could return from his second shoulder injury before the end of the season. But Coach Tom Cable says it is unlikely Gradkowski would have been able to return before then.
Posted Nov. 29, 2010
The Oakland Raiders have placed Gradkowski on season-ending injury reserve.||||||| The move Thursday comes a day after Gradkowski expressed hope that he could return from his second shoulder injury before the end of the season. But Coach Tom Cable says it is unlikely Gradkowski would have been able to return before then.
Posted Oct. 14, 2010
Gradkowski missed practice for a second straight day with an injured shoulder Thursday.||||||| Gradkowski was knocked out last week after taking a hard hit on his shoulder from San Diego's Shaun Phillips. Coach Tom Cable said Thursday that unless Gradkowski was able to practice Friday he will not play against the Niners this week.

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