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Steelers Ink Michael Vick as New Backup QB – Gradkowski to IR

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The Steelers have made it official, as today the team announced they have inked veteran quarterback Michael Vick to a one-year contract. Vick will step in as the teams backup QB for Bruce Gradkowski, who was placed on the team’s Reserve/Injured List.

The former first-round pick of the Falcons comes with plenty of baggage from his arrest years back on a dog fighting charge, but has stayed out of trouble since his release from prison.

Vick enters his 13th season, and played with the Falcons, then the Eagles and spent one season with the New York Jets.

The QB has appeared in 138 games (112 starts) and completed 1,767-of-3,151 passes for 22,093 yards with 131 touchdowns and added 6,010 rushing yards and 36 rushing touchdowns on 853 rushing attempts. Vick, a four-time Pro Bowl selection, also earned NFL Comeback Player of the Year accolades in 2010.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Steven Marshall

    August 25, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    I could not think of a worst human being for our city. What a true disappointment for Steeler fans everywhere. Maybe you can sign Jarrod as a spokesperson why your at it.

  2. Pingback: Checkdown Audible: Michael Vick situation polarizing for Steelers fans, but why argue? - Steelers Gab

  3. JerseyStillers

    August 27, 2015 at 1:55 am

    Learn how to spell. You’re an idiot. Bet you’re a troll who follows Manziel, Winston instead. Classy guys they are.

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