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QB Bruce Gradkowski - Pittsburgh Steelers

6-2, 210Born: 1-27-1983College: ToledoDrafted: Round 6

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Gradkowski is a point guard distributor at the position. He's mobile and scrappy. Pittsburgh's surrounding talent is good enough for Gradkowski to earn low-end QB1 production if called upon.

Summary

The Steelers have a fine backup quarterback in Bruce Gradkowski. He's athletic enough to keep plays alive with his feet, and he does a good job diagnosing plays as he drops back. Gradkowski is not afraid to throw into coverage, and he' known as a tough leader who teammates can rally behind. If Ben Roethlisberger goes down with an injury, the season will not be lost with the veteran Gradkwoski at the helm. (May 17)

Stats and Projections

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2012 CIN 3 5 11 65 0 0 4 -2 0
2014 PIT 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 -2 0
2015 PROJ-Dodds 0 0 0 * * * 0 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 0 0 0 * * * 0 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 0 0 0 * * * 0 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 0 0 0 * * * 0 * * *

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Latest News

Steelers | Bruce Gradkowski lands on IR (Tue Aug 25, 11:26 PM) - Updating a previous report, the Pittsburgh Steelers placed QB Bruce Gradkowski (finger) on the reserve/injured list Tuesday, Aug. 25, ending his 2015 season. The team signed QB Michael Vick to work as the backup to QB Ben Roethlisberger.

Our View: Gradkowski hasn't thrown a meaningful pass - or heck, an un-meaningful one either - in close to three years. Chances are this is his last round-up.
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Steelers | Michael Vick signs (Tue Aug 25, 07:40 PM) - Updating a previous report, free-agent QB Michael Vick (Jets) signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers Tuesday, Aug. 25. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Our View: No surprise here. The Steelers need veteran depth behind Ben Roethlisberger, and Vick gives them that. QB Bruce Gradkowski (finger) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list.
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Steelers | Bruce Gradkowski has dislocated finger (Tue Aug 25, 12:42 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers backup QB Bruce Gradkowski (finger) suffered a dislocated finger on his left hand during the team's preseason game against the Green Bay Packers last weekend, according to a source.

Our View: He will have surgery on the finger Tuesday, Aug. 25, and is expected to miss three to four weeks. QB Landry Jones is the only other quarterback currently on the roster.
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Steelers | Bruce Gradkowski injures finger (Sun Aug 23, 02:31 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers QB Bruce Gradkowski (finger) suffered a finger injury during the third preseason game Sunday, Aug. 23, and is questionable to return.

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2015 Schedule

1@ New England Patriots
2vs San Francisco 49ers
3@ St. Louis Rams
4vs Baltimore Ravens
5@ San Diego Chargers
6vs Arizona Cardinals
7@ Kansas City Chiefs
8vs Cincinnati Bengals
9vs Oakland Raiders
10vs Cleveland Browns
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ Seattle Seahawks
13vs Indianapolis Colts
14@ Cincinnati Bengals
15vs Denver Broncos
16@ Baltimore Ravens
17@ Cleveland Browns