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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

2011 AFC North free-agent preview

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ noon ET
The Ravens will do whatever it takes to re-sign DT Haloti Ngata, even if it means slapping the franchise tag on him. Here is our exclusive team-by-team list of AFC North players likely to become free agents in March.

Future looks bright for Steelers WR Sanders

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 11:54 a.m. ET
Rookie Emmanuel Sanders has emerged as the Steelers' No. 3 receiver and is starting to deliver on the promise he showed throughout the summer.

Steelers get DE Keisel back for Sunday

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
The Steelers' defense should get some help in Week 12 with the return of DE Brett Keisel.

Steelers shut down Campbell, Raiders in 35-3 win

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Pittsburgh's James Harrison-led defense drove Jason Campbell from the game, caused two turnovers that Ben Roethlisberger turned into touchdown passes and the Steelers routed the Raiders 35-3 on Sunday.

Seymour ejected from Raiders-Steelers game

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
Raiders DE Richard Seymour was ejected after hitting Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger in Sunday's Week 11 game.

NFL monitoring Heinz Field conditions

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
The NFL will be monitoring the conditions in Pittsburgh after complaints about the playing surface.

Steelers' PK, pass defense woes nothing new

Posted Nov. 20, 2010 @ 8:10 p.m. ET
The Steelers' problems at placekicker and stopping the pass evoke memories of 2002. 

Report: Ward expected to play Sunday

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 11:25 a.m. ET
Steelers WR Hines Ward is expected to play Sunday after passing a series of post-concussion tests, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Steelers make kicker switch

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 12:40 p.m. ET
Unhappy with Jeff Reed's inconsistency, the Steelers have released their kicker and signed PK Shaun Suisham.

Ward's catch streak ends after concussion

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 9:56 a.m. ET
Steelers WR Hines Ward saw his streak of 186 consecutive games with at least one reception end Sunday night after sustaining a concussion in the first quarter.

Brady leads Patriots to 39-26 win vs. Steelers

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 12:32 a.m. ET
Tom Brady maintained his mastery of the Steelers, throwing three touchdown passes to tight end Rob Gronkowski and scoring once himself, and the Patriots bounced back from an embarrassing 20-point loss by beating the Steelers 39-26 on Sunday night.

CB Butler among Patriots' inactives

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
The Patriots released their inactives for Sunday night's game against the Steelers and will be playing with just three active cornerbacks.

Patriots-Steelers matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 13, 2010 @ 5:06 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 10 game between the Patriots and Steelers: Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall vs. Patriots' front seven

Steelers turn to Scott to replace valuable OLT Starks

Posted Nov. 13, 2010 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
Jonathan Scott will step in for Steelers OLT Max Starks, who will miss the rest of the season with a neck injury, but we hear the loss of Starks shouldn't be underestimated. 

Harrison questionable, according to Patriots

Posted Nov. 13, 2010 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
Steelers OLB James Harrison has been added to the team's injury report for their Week 10 matchup with the Patriots. Strangely, the announcement didn't come from the Steelers, but rather the New England injury report.

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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