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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

Court date postponed in Hines Ward extortion case

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
A preliminary hearing for a man charged with trying to extort $15,000 from Hines Ward was postponed until Dec. 3 at the request of his attorney.

Complete effort the difference for Steelers' running game

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 6:26 p.m. ET
A total team effort helped the Steelers roll for a season-high 167 rushing yards in Week Seven.

AFC North Spin cycle: Steelers impressive in key win

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
The Steelers, in a much-needed strong performance, won at Cincinnati and took a step forward. The rest of the AFC North? Not so much. 

Steelers overcome injuries to beat Bengals

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 11:54 p.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger threw one touchdown pass, and the Steelers overcame their injury-depleted running game to beat the Bengals 24-17 on Sunday night.

Steelers add Malecki, cut Bryant

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
The Steelers promoted OL John Malecki to their active roster on Saturday.

Key matchup: Steelers run defense vs. Bengals ground game

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 10:33 a.m. ET
Can the Bengals get their running game going? We take a closer look in Saturday's key matchup.

Feds: Steelers ex-doc prescribed illegal steroids

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
A former Steelers doctor has been indicted for illegally prescribing anabolic steroids and other drugs.

Man in court on Hines Ward extortion charges

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 10:28 a.m. ET
A man who claims his girlfriend once had a "physical relationship" with retired Steelers WR Hines Ward was in custody Friday on charges he tried to extort $15,000 from the player.

Steelers suspend Ta'amu two games

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
The Steelers will suspend rookie NT Alameda Ta’amu for two games without pay after Ta’amu was arrested over the weekend.

AFC North Spin cycle: Costly win for Ravens

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
The Ravens inched further ahead in the AFC North race, but at a huge price with the losses of Lardarius Webb and Ray Lewis.

Steelers DL Ta'amu arrested for DUI

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
Steelers DL Alameda Ta'amu was arrested early Sunday on charges of leading police on a chase while driving drunk and crashing into parked cars, injuring a woman

Steelers' pass defense not as sharp

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 5:53 p.m. ET
The Steelers' pass defense, though not allowing many yards overall, hasn't been as solid as a season ago. 

Steelers release TE Saunders

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
The Steelers released TE Weslye Saunders, the team announced Friday. 

Friday's 60-second rant: Weight on Big Ben's shoulders too great

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 3:22 p.m. ET
The Steelers continue to rely heavily on QB Ben Roethlisberger but they might be running him into the ground in the process.

Bironas field goal gives Titans win over Steelers

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ midnight ET
Chris Johnson ran for 91 yards and Rob Bironas booted four field goals, including the game-winner as time expired as the Titans edged the Steelers.

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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