Report: Bengals sign QB Gradkowski

Bruce Gradkowski
Bruce Gradkowski

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - is reporting that the team has signed Oakland Raiders Quarterback Bruce Gradkowski.

The website is quoting NFL sources, saying that the quarterback has signed a two-year deal with the team.

Gradkowski tweeted on Wednesday "BENGAL fans let's get ready to rock n' roll!!! Can't wait for this great opportunity!!"

Gradkowski was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2006, and has played for the Browns and Raiders since.

A pair of shoulder injuries limited Gradkowski to four starts last season. He completed 83 of 157 passes for 1,059 yards and five touchdowns with seven interceptions.

The Bengals are currently in a period of transition in the Quarterback position. Current Quarterback Carson Palmer has threatened to retire if he is not traded, which owner Mike Brown is refusing to do. During the draft, the Bengals picked up TCU Quarterback Andy Dalton.

Palmer's younger brother Jordan is also an experience Quarterback. He has acted as the offensive leader in the offseason, organizing workouts near his home in California and leading the unit through voluntary workouts for two weeks in Cincinnati.

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The Bengals have not announced who will be the starting Quarterback for 2011. They are expected to talk more about Gradkowski Friday evening.

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