Gradkowski, who is an unrestricted free agent, dislocated a finger on his non-throwing hand during a pre-season game that required season-ending. Gradkowski has played for five different teams in his career, and the signing of Michael Vick, as well as the emergence of Landry Jones as a viable back-up to the oft-injured Ben Roethlisberger, suggests Gradkowski could be backing-up a quarterback for a sixth NFL team in 2016.
The Steelers signed quarterback Michael Vick and placed Bruce Gradkowski on the injured reserve list on Tuesday, the team announced. Pittsburgh was in need of a backup quarterback after Gradkowski dislocated a finger in his left hand, requiring surgery. Vick played in 10 games for the Jets last season. He passed for 604 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.
Former Falcons, Eagles and Jets quarterback Michael Vick is headed to Pittsburgh to meet with the Steelers, a league source told ESPN. The Steelers have developed a need for quarterback depth since Bruce Gradkowski dislocated a finger on his left hand and is having surgery Tuesday, a source told ESPN.
Steelers quarterback Bruce Gradkowski has been activated from the team's Physically Unable to Perform list, the team announced Sunday. Gradkowski had been sidelined due to a sore shoulder, but he was able to practice Sunday.
Steelers backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski has been dealing with a sore shoulder for most of the last two months and is not ready for training camp. "A couple weeks ... I'm not sure," he told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review about a timetable for his return. "It's nothing serious. I am thankful that we have a long training camp and we have plenty of time." Gradkowski will almost certainly be out when his team plays in the Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 9.
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