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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

Steelers C Pouncey hurt on first play from scrimmage

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 9:35 p.m. ET
C Maurkice Pouncey injured his right leg on the Steelers' first offensive play from scrimmage against the Titans Thursday night.

AFC North Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
The Steelers got a win they desperately needed, and they got their running game going, too. More in this week's AFC North Spin cycle. 

Steelers top Eagles in Mendenhall's return

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Shaun Suisham hit a 34-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Steelers to a 16-14 victory over the Eagles on Sunday

Harrison's return adds to Steelers' pass-rush punch

Posted Oct. 06, 2012 @ 12:25 p.m. ET
ROLB James Harrison's return could be just what the Steelers' pass rush needs. 

Key matchup: Eagles pass rush vs. Steelers pass protection

Posted Oct. 06, 2012 @ 10 a.m. ET
In his last game against Philadelphia, Ben Roethlisberger was sacked eight times in defeat. Needless to say, the Steelers can't let this happen again Sunday.

NFL Links: Ngata's added girth paying off

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 10:49 a.m. ET
Haloti Ngata's extra weight is helping already, the Saints' pass rush is a big problem and the Browns' new owner won't make any snap decisions.

AFC North Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
While the Steelers rested in Week Four, the Bengals and Ravens pulled further ahead in the AFC North.

AFC North Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 8 p.m. ET
In this week's AFC North Spin cycle, we explore the Ravens' soaring passing game and the Steelers' struggling pass rush. 

Raiders rally past Steelers to get first win

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 8:51 p.m. ET
Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 43-yard field goal on the last play as the Raiders beat the Steelers 34-31 on Sunday.

Roethlisberger shining on third downs

Posted Sept. 22, 2012 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
The Steelers’ ability to convert on third downs is a strength, and QB Ben Roethlisberger has much to do with it.

AFC North Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 7:27 p.m. ET
We take a closer look at the AFC North with two games in the books.

Steelers stymie Jets in 27-10 win

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger passed for 275 yards and two touchdowns and the Steelers smothered the lifeless Jets in the second half of a 27-10 victory on Sunday.

Jets' Revis, Keller, Thomas ruled out for Sunday

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
The Jets will be without CB Darrelle Revis, TE Dustin Keller and OLB Bryan Thomas for Sunday’s game against the Steelers.

Heinz Field getting 3,000 new seats

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
The Steelers will add 3,000 seats to Heinz Field, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

Thursday's 60-second rant: Recalling the Steelers' last 0-2 start

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 7:41 p.m. ET
The Steelers haven't started 0-2 since 2002. Can the 2012 Steelers avoid that fate? Probably, though the Jets will be tough, writes Mike Wilkening.

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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