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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

Steelers ROLB Harrison excused from practice, talks retirement

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
Steelers ROLB James Harrison, fined $75,000 for hitting Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi in the helmet in Pittsburgh's 28-10 win vs. Cleveland Sunday, met with head coach Mike Tomlin on Wednesday and was excused from practice and meetings, according ...

Steelers OLB Harrison fined $75,000 for hits

Posted Oct. 19, 2010 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
The NFL fined Steelers OLB James Harrison $75,000 on Tuesday for his two helmet-to-helmet hits in Sunday's win over the Browns.

Steelers take care of business vs. Browns

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 11:05 p.m. ET
In a season where favorites have struggled in divisional games, the Steelers proved an exception Sunday in a 28-10 victory vs. Cleveland, and the importance of the victory can't be overlooked, given the circumstances and Pittsburgh's upcoming schedule.

Harrison unapologetic for violent play

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Steelers OLB James Harrison was unapologetic for his hits, saying he is out to hurt any opposing player who comes near him on the field.

Roethlisberger makes Steelers league's elite

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 3:37 a.m. ET
The return of Ben Roethlisberger gave the Steelers' offense an explosive element it has been lacking and repositions the Black and Gold at the top of the NFL.

Big Ben picking up where he left off

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
After being suspended for the first four games of the season, it didn't take Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger long to make a fantasy impact once again.

Roethlisberger throws 3 TDs, Steelers win 28-10

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 5 p.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger, cheered loudly during his first game in 9 1/2 months, returned from his four-game suspension to throw three touchdown passes, and the Steelers shut down a Browns offens during a 28-10 victory Sunday.

Timmons making big impact on Steelers' defense

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 9:04 a.m. ET
Steelers RILB Lawrence Timmons entered the season with the goal of being better against the run — and has he ever been.

Five questions with PFW Steelers correspondent Jim Wexell

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
Jim Wexell, PFW's Steelers correspondent and the publisher of SteelCityInsider.net, took time out to answer five questions about Pittsburgh in advance of Sunday's Browns-Steelers game. Here's our questions and his answers.

Armed and ready in Pittsburgh

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 3:33 a.m. ET
With their big gun Ben Roethlisberger returning to action next Sunday, the Steelers have dodged a big-time bullet and remain heavyweight Super Bowl contenders of the highest order.

Roethlisberger tries to hit ground running

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, who worked out on his own when away from the team, is said to be in good shape, and the hope now is all of the work he got with the first-team offense in the summer ...

Even 'elite' teams have major concerns now

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 8:45 p.m. ET
Let's run through PFW’s top five in our power rankings and point out each team’s greatest strength right now and also its biggest shortcoming.

Mendenhall more than holding his own with Big Ben out

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 1:27 p.m. ET
Even though defenses knew exactly who would be getting the ball with QB Ben Roethlisberger suspended, Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall has gotten the job done through four weeks.

Batch comes through in unexpected role for Steelers

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
With QB Ben Roethlisberger set to return from suspension in the Steelers' fifth game of the season after the Week Five bye, Charlie Batch's short stint as Pittsburgh's starter will be over. And what an unlikely stint it ...

Steelers place QB Dixon on I.R.

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
The Steelers placed QB Dennis Dixon on injured reserve Saturday after he had surgery to repair a torn meniscus.

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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