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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

Roethlisberger back at Steelers' practice

Posted June 01, 2010 @ 11:22 a.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger returned to the Steelers' practice field Tuesday morning for the first time since being suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for violating the league's personal-conduct policy.

Goodell clears Roethlisberger to rejoin Steelers

Posted May 27, 2010 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
The NFL announced Thursday that commissioner Roger Goodell has decided to allow Ben Roethlisberger to return to team activities with the Steelers in time for next week's voluntary OTAs.

Steelers DE Hood striving to improve

Posted May 20, 2010 @ 10:30 a.m. ET
As a rookie, Ziggy Hood made the transition from a defensive tackle in Missouri's defensive scheme to defensive end in the Steelers' 3-4 front. The early steps of that adjustment behind him, he wants to translate his knowledge to ...

The Big Ben hangover

Posted May 18, 2010 @ 10:18 a.m. ET
A magazine article about Ben Roethlisberger and the attitudes of Pittsburgh residents toward him prompted Tom Danyluk to examine how the Steelers are handling the situation.

Steelers place WR Sweed on I.R.

Posted May 11, 2010 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
The Steelers placed WR Limas Sweed on injured reserve on Tuesday. Sweed, a third-year pro from Texas, ruptured his left Achilles tendon on May 2.

Steelers WR Sweed undergoes Achilles surgery

Posted May 04, 2010 @ 1:38 a.m. ET
Steelers WR Limas Sweed underwent surgery on his left Achilles tendon Monday, the team confirmed to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. However, it did not disclose whether the tendon was torn or ruptured, and it provided no estimate on how long he ...

Steelers' Sweed injures Achilles

Posted May 02, 2010 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
Steelers WR Limas Sweed injured his Achilles tendon Sunday in the final day of a weekend minicamp, and his status will be determined in the next few days.

McFadden's return gives Steelers another CB option

Posted April 29, 2010 @ 12:01 p.m. ET
The Steelers' reacquisition of Bryant McFadden a little more than a year after he departed in free agency signals there will be greater competition at cornerback and perhaps a change at one of the starting spots after the pass defense ...

Cutting Roethlisberger would be fitting move

Posted April 27, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger deserves the punishment he has received, and more, writes PFW's Hub Arkush, who praises NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for his tough stance on the issue.

Roethlisberger vows to make 'improvements' after suspension

Posted April 26, 2010 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said Monday that he is "accountable for the consequences of my actions" and will not appeal the six-game suspension handed down by the NFL last week for violating its personal-conduct policy. 

2010 draft choices by team: Steelers

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 11:05 p.m. ET
Here are the players who were chosen by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2010 NFL draft.

Steelers acquire CB McFadden from Cardinals

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
The Steelers acquired CB Bryant McFadden from the Cardinals for a fifth-round pick on Saturday. McFadden played for Pittsburgh, which received a sixth-round selection from Arizona in the deal, from 2005-08.

Leftwich solid insurance policy for Steelers

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 10:51 a.m. ET
The Steelers' acquisition of QB Byron Leftwich protects the club in a couple of ways.

Steelers improve depth on solid Day Two

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 11:18 p.m. ET
In a nod to a couple of key needs, the Steelers added OLB Jason Worilds in Round Two and WR Emmanuel Sanders in Round Three.

Pouncey fills need for Steelers

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 10:16 p.m. ET
The Steelers improved their offensive line with the selection of strong, athletic C Maurkice Pouncey

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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