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Pittsburgh Steelers


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

Police will interview Roethlisberger in next 2-3 days

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
Milledgeville, Ga., police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation expect to interview Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger in connection with an alleged sexual assault in the next 2-3 days, representatives from both departments said Monday.

Steelers sign 49ers UFA WR Battle

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
The Steelers signed 49ers UFA WR Arnaz Battle to a three-year contract on Monday.

Report: Steelers to sign UFA Bucs S Allen

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
The Steelers will sign UFA Buccaneers S Will Allen to a three-year contract, ESPN.com reported on Monday.

Roethlisberger being investigated in connection with alleged sexual assault

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 9:53 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is being investigated in connection with an alleged sexual assault, Milledgeville, Ga., police announced Friday.

AFC North team needs

Posted March 02, 2010 @ 11:08 a.m. ET
The Bengals needed a stretch-the-field wide receiver to pair with 32-year-old Chad Ochocinco, so they signed ex-Buccaneers UFA Antonio Bryant, as PFW examines the needs of each team, position by position, in a series that continues with the AFC North.

Multi-year deal for Hampton, tag for Reed reflect market conditions

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 11:36 a.m. ET
The Steelers' willingness to give NT Casey Hampton, 32, a three-year contract extension and PK Jeff Reed the franchise tag reflects their value on the open market.

Steelers keeping very busy

Posted Feb. 25, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
Steelers director of football operations Kevin Colbert had plenty to talk about at the Combine Thursday, acknowledging the signing of Pro Bowl NT Casey Hampton and the decision to franchise PK Jeff Reed.

Steelers place franchise tag on PK Reed

Posted Feb. 25, 2010 @ 11:54 a.m. ET
After agreeing to terms on a new contract with NT Casey Hampton, the Steelers announced Thursday that PK Jeff Reed has been designated as the team's franchise player.

Steelers, NT Hampton agree to new deal

Posted Feb. 25, 2010 @ 10:02 a.m. ET
The Steelers announced Thursday morning that NT Casey Hampton has agreed to a three-year deal with the team that will keep him with the club through 2012 without it having to use its franchise tag on him.

Reliving past Super Bowls in South Florida

Posted Jan. 31, 2010 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
With Super Bowl XLIV only a week away, Tom Danyluk looks back at the nine previous Super Bowls held in South Florida, focusing on a highlight or two, or an interesting anecdote, from each game.

Steelers have reasons to lean toward 'D' in draft

Posted Jan. 30, 2010 @ 1:44 p.m. ET
The Steelers have drafted more offensive players than defensive players in five of the last six drafts, but they could be more defensive-minded this year.

Insider: Steelers making uncharacteristic moves

Posted Jan. 23, 2010 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
After missing the playoffs a year following their Super Bowl triumph, the Steelers have fired some assistant coaches, moves that are unusual for the generally loyal franchise, says one NFL insider in "Audibles."

Doggett will have to earn his way on special teams for Steelers

Posted Jan. 22, 2010 @ 11:56 a.m. ET
Special teams will be the ticket for CFL LB Derrick Doggett to make the Steelers' roster, but the way we hear it, he has a definite affinity for covering kickoffs and punts.

Steelers sign CFL LB Doggett

Posted Jan. 19, 2010 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
The Steelers signed LB Derrick Doggett, a special-teams ace with the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers, on Tuesday.

Steelers not without their share of positives on special teams

Posted Jan. 14, 2010 @ 10:31 a.m. ET
Although the Steelers' problems covering kickoffs played a role in their inability to make it back to the playoffs, the club did get some solid performances in the kicking game.

Steelers make coaching-staff changes, but Arians stays on

Posted Jan. 09, 2010 @ 11:50 p.m. ET
The first coaching-staff shake-up of head coach Mike Tomlin's three-year tenure in Pittsburgh occurred in the week after the Steelers completed a disappointing campaign, but the changes did not include offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.

Steelers fire two assistants

Posted Jan. 07, 2010 @ 12:35 p.m. ET
The Steelers have fired special-teams coordinator Bob Ligashesky and OL coach Larry Zierlein, the club announced Thursday.

Steelers QB coach Anderson retires

Posted Jan. 05, 2010 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
Steelers QB coach Ken Anderson has retired, head coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday.

Steelers hold off Dolphins, stay alive

Posted Jan. 03, 2010 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
A swarming Steelers defense sent two Miami quarterbacks to the sideline, including Pat White with a scary head injury, and the reigning Super Bowl champions averted a late collapse to beat the Dolphins 30-24 Sunday.

Steelers' Woodley dominant in second half of '09

Posted Jan. 01, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
After a slow start to the 2009 campaign, Steelers LOLB LaMarr Woodley has been a force in the second half of the season, notching 9½ sacks in his final seven games while also being stout vs. the run.

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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