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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

Three-and-out with former Steelers S Mike Logan

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 11:45 a.m. ET
PFW recently caught up with former Steelers and Jaguars safety Mike Logan for his perspective on former teammate Troy Polamalu's wonderful season, among other topics.

Steelers-Browns matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 10:32 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Steelers-Browns game — Steelers OLBs James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley vs. Browns OTs Joe Thomas and John St. Clair.

Steelers' Woodley in midst of strong all-around season

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 8:53 p.m. ET
With no shortage of AFC outside linebackers having banner seasons, perhaps Steelers LOLB LaMarr Woodley has been lost in the shuffle.

Don't forget Harrison in Defensive MVP discussion

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
Controversial Steelers OLB James Harrison leads the team in sacks but appears to be a distant second behind SS Troy Polamalu in the race for team MVP, which in this 11-4 season could equate to being the NFL Defensive MVP.

Five obstacles Steelers must overcome to win Super Bowl

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
PFW Steelers correspondent Jim Wexell identifies five obstacles that Pittsburgh must overcome if it is to win another Super Bowl title, including the subpar health of SS Troy Polamalu.

Steelers-Browns matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 9:40 a.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Steelers-Browns game.

Pressuring Roethlisberger a must for Browns

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 1:58 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has been sacked three times or more in 8-of-11 starts this season. Guess who's the only team not to sack him? Interestingly enough, it's the one who sacked him eight times — eight times! — in ...

Steelers-Browns matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Steelers-Browns game.

Steelers-Browns matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 11:46 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Steelers-Browns game.

Wallace developing into all-around fantasy power

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
  Don't pigeonhole Mike Wallace as a deep threat. His play this season has shown he is a whole lot more than that.  

Miller, Sanders key targets for Roethlisberger

Posted Dec. 24, 2010 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
As the Steelers used their passing game to get the jump on the hapless Panthers in a 27-3 victory in Week 16, two of QB Ben Roethlisberger's favorite targets were an old reliable one (TE Heath Miller) and young ...

No surprises as Steelers beat Panthers 27-3

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 11:57 p.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger showed off Pittsburgh's deep passing game and the Steelers inched closer to a division title and a first-round playoff bye, beating the Panthers 27-3 on Thursday night.

Steelers SS Polamalu won't play Thursday

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
Steelers SS Troy Polamalu will not play Thursday night against the Panthers.

Sanchez responds as Jets top Steelers

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
Mark Sanchez stood up to the pressure created by the Steelers' defense and his team's two-game losing streak, scrambling for the Jets' first offensive touchdown in 12 quarters and leading a decisive field-goal drive as New York beat Pittsburgh ...

Colts' playoff streak in prestigious company

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 11:19 a.m. ET
With the Colts having made the playoffs eight straight seasons, NFList examines the longest such playoff streaks, including one by Dallas under Tom Landry.

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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