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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

RG3 the next rookie QB to start on Thanksgiving

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 12:17 p.m. ET
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is set to become the eighth rookie QB to start on Thanksgiving Day since 1992.

QB Gradkowski agrees to sign with Bengals

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Former Raiders QB Bruce Gradkowski has agreed to sign with the Bengals, his agent Rick Smith announced on Twitter.

Report: Raiders re-sign Eugene, Loper, Boller

Posted March 08, 2011 @ 8:48 p.m. ET
According to Jerry McDonald, the Raiders have re-signed FS Hiram Eugene, QB Kyle Boller and OG Daniel Loper.

Potential free agents 'stuck in limbo'

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 4 p.m. ET
An uncertain future is confronting every player these days, but those with contracts expiring this offseason can't move forward with the process of figuring out whether they will stay put or move on to a new team.

Broncos face tough choice with OT Harris

Posted Feb. 20, 2011 @ 12:57 p.m. ET
After experiencing an up-and-down 2010, Denver ORT Ryan Harris poses a difficult free-agent decision for the team, according to AFC Whispers.

Raiders likely to let Gradkowski test free agency

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 2:25 a.m. ET
In part because of his inability to stay healthy, Oakland is expected to allow backup QB Bruce Gradkowski to enter the free-agent market in the offseason, according to AFC West Whispers.

Raiders’ Campbell gets another chance to prove his worth

Posted Dec. 04, 2010 @ 3:53 p.m. ET
With Bruce Gradkowski out of the picture, Jason Campbell has a chance to prove to the Raiders that he is worth committing to as their starting quarterback beyond this season.

Raiders QB Gradkowski on I.R.; O'Sullivan signed

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 6:21 p.m. ET
The Raiders have placed QB Bruce Gradkowski on injured reserve with a shoulder injury and signed veteran signalcaller J.T. O'Sullivan.

Raiders name Campbell starting QB, Gradkowski to avoid surgery

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 8:08 p.m. ET
With QB Bruce Gradkowski sidelined by a separated shoulder, Jason Campbell has been reinstalled as the team's starting quarterback for Sunday's key AFC West game against the Chargers.

Report: Gradkowski likely done for season

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 9:39 a.m. ET
Raiders QB Bruce Gradkowski's season could be over after he reinjured his shoulder in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.

Dolphins win in Henne's return to starting QB

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 7:33 p.m. ET
Chad Henne made a triumphant return to the lineup to throw for 307 yards and two scores and Dan Carpenter kicked four field goals to help the Dolphins beat the Raiders 33-17 Sunday.

Report: Gradkowski to start for Raiders

Posted Nov. 27, 2010 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
The Raiders will reportedly start Bruce Gradkowski at quarterback over Jason Campbell for their Week 12 game against the Dolphins.

Cable: Campbell is still the starter

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 12:51 p.m. ET
Despite replacing Jason Campbell with Bruce Gradkowski in Sunday's 35-3 loss to the Steelers, Raiders head coach Tom Cable said Campbell will remain the team's starting quarterback.

Gradkowski ready to take reins if Campbell struggles

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 1:13 a.m. ET
The Raiders' QB situation could become an issue again for Tom Cable with one bad outing by Jason Campbell in the midst of a tight race for the AFC West title.

Bye gives Cable time to consider Raiders’ QB situation

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 7:46 p.m. ET
Raiders head coach Tom Cable had said Bruce Gradkowski would be his starter once he's healthy, but Monday he said he's leaning toward sticking with Jason Campbell after the bye.

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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