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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

Patriots restocked roster after Super Bowl wins

Posted July 10, 2010 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
We look at how defending Super Bowl champions drafted from 2000-09. Some teams — such as the 2005 Patriots, who drafted OG Logan Mankins — fared well, while others struggled.

Fantasy position battles: QBs

Posted July 09, 2010 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
With Ben Roethlisberger suspended, PFW's Michael Blunda says the Steelers' QB battle between Byron Leftwich and Dennis Dixon is one to watch this preseason.

Roethlisberger can be low-risk fantasy pick

Posted July 07, 2010 @ 1:30 p.m. ET
Depending upon your league format and the QB depth available, the risk of drafting Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is minimal, and one that could pay dividends later in the fall.

Steelers left to replace dependable ORT Colon

Posted July 01, 2010 @ 12:18 p.m. ET
With the Steelers likely to be without ORT Willie Colon for the entire 2010 season after he reportedly tore his Achilles tendon on Monday, Pittsburgh is faced with replacing a key member of its offensive line.

Steelers' Colon to undergo season-ending surgery

Posted June 30, 2010 @ 10:32 a.m. ET
Steelers ORT Willie Colon will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair an Achilles tendon he tore during a workout Monday morning, effectively ending his 2010 season. Meanwhile, the Steelers brought in free-agent OT Flozell Adams, a former Cowboy, for a visit ...

Report: Steelers OT Colon suffers Achilles tear

Posted June 28, 2010 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
Steelers ORT Willie Colon suffered a torn Achilles tendon during a workout Monday morning, ESPN.com reported Monday, an injury that may be season-ending for the longtime starter.

Steelers' Gibson believes collegiate OLB experience helpful

Posted June 18, 2010 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
Steelers rookie Thaddeus Gibson primarily played defensive end at Ohio State, but he's has some experience at outside linebacker, the position he'll play in Pittsburgh's scheme.

Steelers sign draft picks Scott, Butler

Posted June 16, 2010 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
The Steelers signed OT Chris Scott and CB Crezdon Butler, both fifth-round picks, to three-year contracts on Wednesday. Pittsburgh has signed eight of its 10 draft picks.

Steelers sign WR Sanders, two other picks

Posted June 15, 2010 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
The Steelers announced the signings of three draft picks — WR Emmanuel Sanders, LB Stevenson Sylvester and RB Jonathan Dwyer — on Tuesday.

Reports: Steelers sign WR Brown

Posted June 15, 2010 @ 11:38 a.m. ET
The Steelers have signed WR Antonio Brown, a sixth-round pick from Central Michigan, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on his Twitter feed Tuesday.

Steelers agree with Gibson, Worthington

Posted June 11, 2010 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The Steelers have agreed to terms on contracts with rookies OLB Thaddeus Gibson and DT Doug Worthington, the club announced Friday. Gibson and Worthington played collegiately at Ohio State.

Steelers sign LS-LB Stewart, cut Retkofsky

Posted June 08, 2010 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
The Steelers announced Tuesday that they have signed veteran LS-LB Matt Stewart to a one-year deal.

Art Rooney Jr. remembers

Posted June 08, 2010 @ 9:59 a.m. ET
Art Rooney Jr.'s father, "the Chief," would hand out cigars. Art Jr. hands out stories … fine, aged ones that never lose their taste. Decades of football kept in neat little bundles. His humidor is never locked.

Steelers' training-camp QB plan not yet unveiled

Posted June 04, 2010 @ 1:25 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger rejoined the club this week for the next-to-last round of OTAs, and the noticeably slimmer passer took snaps with the first-team offense.

Roethlisberger thankful for "second chance"

Posted June 03, 2010 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
In his first public comments since rejoining the team last week, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said he has "put a lot of thought into my life, the decisions I've made in the past" and has worked with NFL commissioner ...

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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