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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

Getting to know ... Steelers DE Ziggy Hood

Posted Feb. 01, 2011 @ 9:49 p.m. ET
Get to know Steelers DE Ziggy Hood, who could play a key role replacing Aaron Smith in Super Bowl XLV.

Lone Packers ring bearer Kuhn hopes to 'win one on the field'

Posted Feb. 01, 2011 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
Packers RB John Kuhn, the only man on the team with a Super Bowl ring, said he'd like to win another one as a key player this time around.

Cold snap on minds of players at media day

Posted Feb. 01, 2011 @ 4:29 p.m. ET
Donald Driver was shivering. Charles Woodson said he was "shaking" up on the podium. Brett Kiesel said Dallas was experiencing "Steeler weather." The icy cold snap that hit North Texas was a big topic of conversation Tuesday.

Pouncey says he is 75 percent for Super Bowl

Posted Feb. 01, 2011 @ 3:31 p.m. ET
At media day at Super Bowl XLV, Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey did not rule out playing in Sunday's game, giving himself a 75 percent chance of playing.

Older, wiser Woodson reflects on troubled Raiders days

Posted Feb. 01, 2011 @ 10:10 a.m. ET
It's hard to believe that Charles Woodson once was thought to be a problem child before he revived his career with the Packers.

Packers-Steelers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Feb. 01, 2011 @ 8 a.m. ET
PFW breaks down the matchup between the Packers' wide receivers and the Steelers' cornerbacks in the second of six Super Bowl matchups.

Lombardi and Noll meet the press

Posted Jan. 31, 2011 @ 6:19 p.m. ET
A pair of unexpected dignitaries drop by Dallas and give their thoughts on the game. Ladies and gentlemen, introducing Messrs. Noll and Lombardi.

Super Bowl XLV preview

Posted Jan. 31, 2011 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
We analyze the matchups in Super Bowl XLV — when the Steelers have the ball, when the Packers have the ball, and special teams.

Packers-Steelers matchup of the day: Monday

Posted Jan. 31, 2011 @ 8 a.m. ET
PFW breaks down the matchup between Packers NT B.J. Raji and the Steelers' interior offensive linemen in the first of six Super Bowl matchups.

Friday bye-week practice report for Super Bowl XLV

Posted Jan. 28, 2011 @ 11:56 p.m. ET
Here is the Friday bye-week practice report for the Steelers and Packers in preparation for Super Bowl XLV.

Report: Pouncey has broken bone in ankle

Posted Jan. 28, 2011 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey likely won't play in the Super Bowl due to a broken bone in his left ankle, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Steelers, Pack reach the standard

Posted Jan. 27, 2011 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk looks at the highs (Rashard Mendenhall's hard running vs. Jets) and lows (Julius Peppers' disappearing act vs. Packers) of the conference title games.

If coaching in ’11, LeBeau says it will be in Pittsburgh

Posted Jan. 26, 2011 @ 7:03 p.m. ET
Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau scuttled an ESPN report that he was considering going to another team after his contract expires following Super Bowl XLV.

Kemoeatu: Pouncey will miss Super Bowl

Posted Jan. 26, 2011 @ 5:57 p.m. ET
Steelers OLG Chris Kemoeatu said Wednesday that rookie C Maurkice Pouncey won't play in Super Bowl XLV, according to a report.

Cowboys Stadium roof to be closed on Super Sunday

Posted Jan. 24, 2011 @ 5:06 p.m. ET
The NFL announced on Monday that Super Bowl XLV will be played indoors on Feb. 6.

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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