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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

CBS' blame game and Fox's arrogance

Posted Jan. 17, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Barry Jackson gives his playoff commentary from the couch.

Steelers rally, beat Ravens 31-24

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 8:25 p.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger hit rookie Antonio Brown on a 58-yard pass play on third-and-19, and Rashard Mendenhall scored from the 2 with 1:33 remaining to give the Steelers a 31-24 comeback victory over the Ravens in an AFC divisional playoff ...

Steelers DE Keisel named to Pro Bowl

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Steelers DE Brett Keisel will play in the Pro Bowl, replacing injured Colts DE Dwight Freeney, the NFL announced Saturday.

League warns teams about trash talk

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
With two sets of divisional rivals facing off this weekend in the AFC's divisional playoffs, there has been a fair share of trash talk, subtle or not. The league decided to have its say.

Divisional-round matchup tidbits

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 4:46 a.m. ET
Here's a roundup of interesting facts and figures for the divisional-round matchups.

Steelers' Taylor excelling in contract year

Posted Jan. 14, 2011 @ 8:18 p.m. ET
Steelers CB Ike Taylor could be part of an absolutely loaded free-agent class at his position.   

Thursday practice report for divisional playoffs

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 7:03 p.m. ET
Here is the Thursday practice report for the divisional round of the playoffs, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

Ravens-Steelers fantasy breakdown

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
The Steelers will look to run the ball with RB Rashard Mendenhall in what should be a hard-fought, physical contest with the Ravens.

What was, and what may be …

Posted Jan. 12, 2011 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk offers his unique insight into each of the four divisional-round playoff games for this coming weekend.

Third act for Ravens-Steelers a fitting conclusion

Posted Jan. 10, 2011 @ 7:36 p.m. ET
The Ravens and Steelers meet Saturday in the AFC divisional-playoff round, and that is just, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

Steelers' depth a strength

Posted Jan. 08, 2011 @ 9:19 p.m. ET
One of the Steelers' distinguishing traits this season has been the depth of contributions they have received from throughout the roster.  

Steelers playoff primer

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 2:56 a.m. ET
PFW examines the Steelers as they prepare for the playoffs, identifying the keys to the offense and the defense, a player to watch, and what they have to do to win the Super Bowl.

Steelers get first-round bye with win over Browns

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 4:37 p.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger threw two touchdown passes and the Steelers won the AFC North to secure a first-round playoff bye with a 41-9 win over Cleveland on Sunday, in what could be the final game for Eric Mangini as Browns coach.

Steelers-Browns prediction

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
Eventually, the Steelers will wear down the Browns — assuming they don't take control of matters early, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

Favre inactive, Polamalu active in Week 17

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 12:01 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre will end his career as a spectator, as he is inactive for Sunday's season finale against the Lions.

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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