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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

Steelers WR Ward wins 'Dancing With the Stars'

Posted May 25, 2011 @ 10:23 a.m. ET
Steelers WR Hines Ward added another championship to his résumé on Tuesday night, becoming the 12th winner of "Dancing With the Stars."

NFL will fine teams after a certain number of illegal hits

Posted May 24, 2011 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
The NFL plans to discipline teams in 2011 if their players hit or surpass a certain number of illegal hits, league vice president Adolpho Birch announced Tuesday.

Addition of Gilbert adds intrigue to Steelers' O-line

Posted May 16, 2011 @ 12:52 p.m. ET
The Steelers' addition of OT-OG Marcus Gilbert in Round Two of the NFL draft was a clear signal Pittsburgh envisions him having a key role on their offensive line.

Steelers SS Polamalu graduates from USC

Posted May 15, 2011 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
Add college graduate to the list of accomplishments for Steelers SS Troy Polamalu.

Report: Former NFL QB Stewart arrested

Posted May 11, 2011 @ 7:16 p.m. ET
Former NFL QB Kordell Stewart was arrested Wednesday and charged with driving with a suspended license and speeding, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

All-Pro guard Faneca retires

Posted May 10, 2011 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
OG Alan Faneca announced his retirement on Tuesday, ending a 13-year career where he was one of the best players at his position.

Mendenhall loses Champion apparel endorsement

Posted May 06, 2011 @ 3:11 p.m. ET
The Champion sports apparel company dropped Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall as one of its endorsers after his controversial tweets following the death of Osama Bin Laden.

Steelers WR Ward briefly detained after mix-up

Posted May 05, 2011 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
Steelers WR Hines Ward was detained at gunpoint Thursday in a mix-up over a reported stolen car. He was released without being arrested.

Mendenhall responds to Twitter controversy

Posted May 04, 2011 @ 12:43 p.m. ET
Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall responded to critics on his blog Wednesday, a day after he created controversy with his Tweets on Osama bin Laden.

Mendenhall's tweets draw response from Steelers

Posted May 03, 2011 @ 10:41 a.m. ET
Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall's controversial tweets after the death of Osama bin Laden drew a response from Steelers president Art Rooney II on Tuesday, with Rooney noting he had not spoken to Mendenhall and could not thus "explain or ...

Steelers' draft strategy sound - and telling

Posted April 30, 2011 @ 5:09 p.m. ET
Though their defense is strong, the Steelers spent four of their first five draft picks on defenders, a nod to needing to improve the secondary and to start grooming more young talent in the front seven.

Heyward looks like solid fit for Steelers

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 12:45 a.m. ET
DEs Aaron Smith and Brett Keisel will not be easy to replace whenever they leave the lineup, and this likely helps to explain why the Steelers selected Ohio State DE Cameron Heyward.  

NFLPA tells players to show to work Tuesday

Posted April 25, 2011 @ 10:39 p.m. ET
Following Judge Susan Nelson's ruling to end the lockout, former players union members sent out an e-mail Monday night telling its players to report to work on Tuesday morning, PFW has learned.

Draft Dose: Who needs a cornerback?

Posted April 25, 2011 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
In the 31st installment of the Draft Dose series, PFW looks at five teams in need of a cornerback, with LSU's Patrick Peterson the top-ranked corner available.

Sepulveda on schedule in return from ACL injury

Posted April 23, 2011 @ 10:39 a.m. ET
Steelers P Daniel Sepulveda's recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee — the third time he has suffered such an injury to the same knee — is on schedule, he told PFW this week.

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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