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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, Packers built with similar philosophies

Posted Feb. 05, 2011 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
The Steelers and Packers are historic franchises, but they share more than history. Both are teams built with patience, thrift and lots of draft picks.

Super Bowl XLV matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Feb. 05, 2011 @ 8 a.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Super Bowl XLV — Packers LOLB Clay Matthews vs. Steelers ORT Flozell Adams.

Many similarities between Steelers, Packers

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 10:04 p.m. ET
Although both teams have a good mix of youth and experience, don't be surprised if one of the veteran leaders makes the game-winning play.

Key coaches for the Packers' and Steelers' defensive staffs

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 9:42 p.m. ET
Taking a closer look at some key coaches on the defensive staffs of the Packers and the Steelers.

Steelers set to go without Pouncey, Smith

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 7:18 p.m. ET
The Steelers wrapped up their Friday practice session, moving on with the news that neither C Maurkice Pouncey nor DE Aaron Smith would be able to play Sunday.

Steelers' Farrior continuing to make major impact

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Steelers LILB James Farrior has played at a high level in his 14th NFL season, notching 109 tackles and six sacks. Also, he's integral in making sure one of the league's best defenses puts itself in a position ...

Steelers C Pouncey, DE Smith will miss Super Bowl XLV

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey and DE Aaron Smith did not practice on Friday and have been ruled out for the Super Bowl on Sunday.

The Steelers, before the formula

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 2:17 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk takes a look back at the Steelers' head-coaching situation before Chuck Noll laid the foundation for the franchise's enduring success.

They Said It: Super Bowl edition

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
Quotes from some of the key Steelers and Packers players and coaches leading up to Super Bowl XLV.

Steelers' offensive line answers critics, opens holes

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
The Steelers' O-line once more is being questioned. But if it wins a Super Bowl, after everything it has endured, the critics will be silenced.

Tomlin: 'I'm a robot'

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 11:05 a.m. ET
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin gave his final press conference before Super Bowl XLV and issued one memorable statement.

Super Bowl XLV matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 8 a.m. ET
In the fifth of six Super Bowl matchups we're highlighting, we examine how the Steelers' wide receivers match up with the Packers' defensive backs.

Roethlisberger lights up practice

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 11:18 p.m. ET
According to the NFL's pool report, QB Ben Roethlisberger was hot during practice on Thursday during the Steelers' practice at Texas Christian University.

Packers' Perry recalls Polamalu's rocky rookie year

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 9:52 p.m. ET
Packers coach Darren Perry, who tutored Troy Polamalu at the start of his career, recalls that Polamalu's rise to stardom wasn't without obstacles.

Steelers OLB Harrison planning to play through 2014

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 9:21 p.m. ET
Steelers OLB James Harrison admits that his flirtation with retirement earlier this season was an overreaction to the frustration he felt after being fined.

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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