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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 release 10 players

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Veteran TE Sean McHugh was one of 10 players released by the Steelers on Friday.

Reports: Steelers QB Leftwich suffers MCL injury, out 2-4 weeks

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Byron Leftwich suffered a left knee injury in the second quarter of Pittsburgh's preseason game against Carolina Thursday night. Reports indicate the injury is a sprain of the MCL and he will be out for 2-4 weeks.

Big Ben's suspension reduced to four games

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 11:30 a.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell Friday and his six-game suspension to start the season has been reduced to four.

Report: Roethlisberger will ask for suspension to be cut in half

Posted Sept. 02, 2010 @ 11:31 a.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger and his team of lawyers are meeting NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday and Big Ben is expected to ask for his suspension of six games to be reduced to three.

Burress denied work release

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 6:33 p.m. ET
Former NFL WR Plaxico Burress has been denied work release and will have to serve his full prison term, according to the Associated Press.

Steelers release veteran OLB Frazier

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
The Steelers cut their roster down to 75 on Tuesday, including the release of OLB Andre Frazier, who had been on injured reserve with a knee injury.

Report: Roethlisberger, Goodell to meet Friday

Posted Aug. 30, 2010 @ 8:29 p.m. ET
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed during the Broncos' 34-17 win over the Steelers on Sunday night that commissioner Roger Goodell and Ben Roethlisberger will meet soon. The NFL Network is reporting that the meeting will take place Friday, after the ...

Taylor, Hicks fined for Saturday's scuffle

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 6:09 p.m. ET
The NFL fined Giants WR Hakeem Nicks and Steelers CB Ike Taylor $10,000 each for their fight during last Saturday's preseason game.

Searching for QB help next year?

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm identifies the teams that are most likely to seek QB help before the 2011 season begins a year from now.

Average value of NFL teams decreases

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
In Forbes magazine's annual ranking of NFL team values released Wednesday, the average value for NFL teams fell two percent.

Don't forget about underrated Ward

Posted Aug. 24, 2010 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
There are several reasons why Hines Ward is probably one of the safer picks in all of fantasy football this season.

Steelers' Pouncey vying to start as rookie

Posted Aug. 19, 2010 @ 10:26 a.m. ET
First-round pick Maurkice Pouncey, once considered to be as more likely to start at right guard than at center as a rookie, has started to receive more work as the first-team center.

Reports: Roethlisberger to play Saturday

Posted Aug. 17, 2010 @ 6:45 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will make his preseason debut at the Giants on Saturday night, according to multiple media outlets.

Steelers' Lewis looking good at corner

Posted Aug. 16, 2010 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
Steelers second-year CB Keenan Lewis has impressed in training camp, according to "AFC Whispers," but he had mixed success against Lions WR Calvin Johnson the opening preseason game.

Steelers' Battle learns yet another new offense

Posted Aug. 12, 2010 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
Steelers WR Arnaz Battle may be playing for just his second team in eight NFL seasons, but he is accustomed to change. Battle, who signed with Pittsburgh in March after seven years in San Francisco, has played for eight different ...

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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