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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

NFL will fine McClain for hit

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
Ravens LB Jameel McClain will be hearing from the league soon after his punishing hit on Steelers TE Heath Miller on Sunday night.

NBC improves to 13-0 on Sunday nights

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 12:18 p.m. ET
Sunday night's Steelers-Ravens game came right down to the end, which was good news for NBC.

Roethlisberger needs nose surgery, Sepulveda done for the year

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 10:25 a.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers pulled out a late victory on Sunday night vs. the Ravens, but it came with a cost.

Polamalu's big play leads Steelers into first place

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 11:47 p.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Isaac Redman with 2:51 left after Troy Polamalu forced a fumble with a sack of Joe Flacco, and the Steelers beat the Ravens 13-10 on Sunday night to gain sole possession ...

Steelers TE Miller leaves game with concussion

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 10:54 p.m. ET
Steelers TE Heath Miller left Sunday night's game against the Ravens with a concussion and will not return

McClain among Ravens inactives

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
Ravens FB Le'Ron McClain will not play in Sunday night's game against the Steelers because of a sprained ankle.

Health of Roethlisberger, Steelers' pass protection issues to watch

Posted Dec. 04, 2010 @ 10:20 p.m. ET
As the Steelers enter the final weeks of the regular season, several issues bear watching.  

Newspaper reports Roethlisberger has broken foot

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 5:45 p.m. ET
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has a broken foot but is expected to start for the team on Sunday night vs. the Ravens.

Steelers WR Ward criticizes NFL's policy on hits

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 8:26 p.m. ET
Add Steelers WR Hines Ward to the list of players who are openly opposed to the NFL's policy on dangerous hits. Ward, the leading receiver in Steelers' history, particularly is angry about the controversial fines the league has dished ...

Steelers' Harrison fined again

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 5:14 p.m. ET
Steelers LB James Harrison has been fined $25,000 for a roughing-the-passer penalty in the team's Week 12 win over the Bills.

Roethlisberger wearing protective boot

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is wearing a protective boot on his sprained right foot, but he expects to play in Sunday's game against the Ravens.

NFL rejects Harrison's appeals of fines

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 3:16 a.m. ET
The NFL has rejected the appeals of Steelers OLB James Harrison for a pair of hits that drew a combined $95,000 in fines. The league also declined to reduce the fines.

Roethlisberger slowed by foot injury

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 10:14 a.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger hurt his right foot in the team's Week 12 overtime win over the Bills and will undergo tests to determine the severity of the injury.

Suisham saves Steelers in OT win vs. Bills

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 5:34 p.m. ET
Shaun Suisham hit a 41-yard field goal with 2:14 left in overtime to secure the Pittsburgh Steelers' 19-16 victory over the Bills on Sunday.

Adams a 'stabilizing presence' for Steelers

Posted Nov. 27, 2010 @ 9:44 p.m. ET
Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin says that OT Flozell Adams has played better than expected and "is only concerned about winning," according to AFC North Whispers.

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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