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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

49ers aim to join Giants as San Francisco champs

Posted Nov. 10, 2012 @ 12:06 p.m. ET
Here’s a look at the four times the same city has won the World Series in October and the Super Bowl a few months later.

NFL fines Steelers, WR Sanders

Posted Nov. 09, 2012 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
The NFL fined the Steelers $35,000 and WR Emmanuel Sanders $15,000 for faking an injury against the Bengals.

Week 10 handicapping column

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
In his Week 10 handicapping column, PFW's Mike Wilkening says the Bears are a good value vs. the Texans.

Is Steelers' Miller NFL's most underrated tight end?

Posted Nov. 07, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Heath Miller is often left out of the conversation regarding the NFL's top tight ends. He's proving this season he belongs in the discussion.

Steelers' formula has a familiar, old-time feel

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 6:14 p.m. ET
A punishing defense. A strong running game. A deep bench. The 2012 Steelers have operated from an old, successful blueprint of late.

Week 11 Patriots-Colts game flexed

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
The NFL announced Monday that the Week 11 game between the Colts and Patriots will be flexed to a late-afternoon time slot.

AFC North Spin cycle: Ravens, Steelers separating from pack

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
At the season's midpoint, it's business as usual in the AFC North.

Redman sparks Steelers' upset over Giants

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 7:54 p.m. ET
Isaac Redman ran for 147 yards and the winning touchdown with 4:02 remaining Sunday as the Steelers rallied past the Giants, 24-20.

Friday's 60-second rant: Rivers is the lost QB from 2004 draft

Posted Nov. 02, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
Philip Rivers and the Chargers have tumbled steadily out of relevance in the AFC, and it's hard not to blame the QB for San Diego's woes.

Hurricane aftermath forces Steelers to change travel plans

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 5 p.m. ET
Hurricane Sandy hasn’t canceled any games, but it did impact travel plans for the Steelers.

Steelers release S Cromartie-Smith

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 5:43 p.m. ET
The Steelers released S Damon Cromartie-Smith on Wednesday to make room for NT Alameda Ta'amu, who re-joined the active roster.

AFC North Spin cycle: Here comes Pittsburgh

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
Here come the Steelers. And hey, look, the Browns won! We recap how the two AFC North teams in action fared in Week Eight. 

Steelers bottle up RG3 in win

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
The Steelers swarmed Washington's precocious star on Sunday, keeping Robert Griffin III in check during a dominant 27-12 victory.

Steelers' rookies chipping in for team defined by veterans

Posted Oct. 27, 2012 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
The Steelers’ rookies are playing their roles well, with several youngsters developing nicely of late. 

More age than beauty for 2012 Steelers

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 10:29 a.m. ET
Tom Danyluk remembers how age brought down the first Steelers empire. With 14 regulars age 30 and older, it might be happening again.

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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