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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

Led by Big Ben and Mendenhall, Steelers taking care of ball

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 9:51 p.m. ET
One factor that doesn't hurt the Steelers' offense, even if should it sputter like it has somewhat recently, with only two TDs in the last three games: QB Ben Roethlisberger and RB Rashard Mendenhall are taking good care of ...

Report: Polamalu to miss Jets game

Posted Dec. 17, 2010 @ 10:28 a.m. ET
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steelers Pro Bowl S Troy Polamalu, who reaggravated a lower-leg injury in the team's Week 14 win over the Bengals and hasn't practiced this week, is not expected to play against the Jets ...

2010 NFL playoff scenarios for Week 15

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 11:51 a.m. ET
The NFL has released the possible playoff scenarios heading into the Week 15 games.

Scout's Notebook: Steelers LOLB LaMarr Woodley

Posted Dec. 15, 2010 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
Nolan Nawrocki analyzes Steelers LOLB LaMarr Woodley from a scout's perspective, detailing his positives and negatives.

Steelers TE Miller cleared to practice

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
Steelers TE Heath Miller passed his post-concussion tests and will return to practice on Wednesday.

Dominant Patriots separating from pack

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
New England, Pittsburgh, Atlanta and New Orleans are the four best teams in the NFL, writes PFW's Hub Arkush, who says nobody is playing at the Patriots' level right now.

Report: Woody done for regular season

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
The reeling Jets, who have lost back-to-back games, will reportedly be without ORT Damien Woody for the rest of the regular season.

Steelers return two picks for TDs in win over Bengals

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
Troy Polamalu and LaMarr Woodley returned interceptions by Carson Palmer for Pittsburgh's only touchdowns and the Steelers sent Cincinnati to a franchise record-tying 10th consecutive defeat, winning 23-7 on Sunday.

Steelers excited about RB Redman's upside

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 2:23 p.m. ET
Steelers RB coach Kirby Wilson has liked what he has seen from second-year RB Isaac Redman,according to AFC North Whispers.

Durability helps Mendenhall come into his own

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall's reliability has helped him develop his own unique style of play. 

McClain, Ngata to appeal fines

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
Ravens DT Haloti Ngata and LB Jameel McClain said Thursday that they will appeal fines handed to them by the NFL for their hits in Sunday night's loss to the Steelers.

Steelers sign P Kapinos

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 12:18 p.m. ET
The Steelers have signed P Jeremy Kapinos to replace Daniel Sepulveda, who was placed on I.R. after tearing a ligament in his knee.

Week 14 power rankings

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 9:40 a.m. ET
The Steelers are making a claim to be considered among the elite teams this season, with a big win at Baltimore the latest feather in their hat.

League fines McClain, Ngata

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 7:12 p.m. ET
Two Ravens players have been fined by the NFL for illegal blows to the head of defenseless players in their loss to the Steelers Sunday night.

Steelers' best come up big

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
The Steelers prevailed at Baltimore because of one very timely play from S Troy Polamalu and LOLB LaMarr Woodley, the grit of QB Ben Roethlisberger and an unexpected TD catch from reserve Isaac Redman.

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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