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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

Draft Dose: Who needs an interior lineman?

Posted April 11, 2011 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
In the 26th installment of the Draft Dose series, PFW takes a look at six teams that could consider drafting an interior lineman, like Florida's Mike Pouncey.

Steelers carry impressive track record into challenging draft

Posted April 09, 2011 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
Steelers director of football Kevin Colbert has found great value in Round One throughout his tenure, but his task could be a little harder this year.

Pouncey predicts Cowboys will draft him

Posted April 07, 2011 @ 10:31 a.m. ET
Florida OG-C Mike Pouncey doesn't get to choose who drafts him, but seems to have a good feeling he will be heading to Dallas.

Draft countdown: Pick No. 31

Posted March 28, 2011 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
PFW looks back at the last 10 players chosen with the 31st pick in the NFL draft, including three-time Pro Bowl CB Nnamdi Asomugha, taken 31st by the Raiders in 2003.

Steelers' Batch may lose Super Bowl rings in court

Posted March 23, 2011 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
Veteran QB Charlie Batch may lose the two Super Bowl rings he has won as a member of the Steelers in bankruptcy court, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

AFC team needs

Posted March 21, 2011 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The Raiders will likely have to replace shutdown CB Nnamdi Asomugha, who is a free agent, this offseason, as we identify the top three draft needs of each AFC team.

Steelers tender Dixon at original-round level

Posted March 11, 2011 @ 7:42 p.m. ET
The Steelers gave QB Dennis Dixon the original draft-round tender in restricted free agency, agent Jeffrey Sperbeck confirmed to PFW on Thursday.

Lake hired as Steelers DB coach

Posted March 07, 2011 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
Former Steelers star Carnell Lake has been hired by the team as their new defensive backs coach.

AFC North free-agent preview

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 7 a.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is almost certain to be delayed. Yet, PFW is examining the free-agent picture for each club, here featuring the AFC North.

Report: Steelers tender OT Colon

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
The Steelers placed a first-round restricted tender on OT Willie Colon, according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.

Colon, Taylor are Steelers' free agents to watch

Posted Feb. 25, 2011 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
With LOLB LaMarr Woodley receiving and signing his franchise tender, the Steelers now can focus on their other prospective free agents, like ORT Willie Colon.

Steelers looking to sign OLB Woodley to long-term extension

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
Steelers director of football operations Kevin Colbert stressed Thursday the importance of locking up Pro Bowl OLB LaMarr Woodley to a long-term deal.

Steelers OLB Woodley signs franchise tag

Posted Feb. 23, 2011 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
Steelers OLB LaMarr Woodley has signed his franchise tag.

Steelers likely keeping enviable status quo at OLB

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
With the Steelers placing the franchise tag on LOLB LaMarr Woodley, they will likely retain one of their more important — and younger — defensive starters.

Steelers place franchise tag on Woodley

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
The Steelers announced Friday that they have placed the franchise tag on LOLB LaMarr Woodley.

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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