In Sunday’s preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers back-up quarterback Bruce Gradkowski suffered an injured finger during his limited playing time. It is currently unknown as to how long he might be sidelined with that injury, but some Tuesday morning news suggest it could be a while as the team is reportedly bringing in veteran quarterback Michael Vick for a visit.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Vick is on his way to Pittsburgh to meet with the Steelers.
Schefter also reports that Gradkowski dislocated a finger on his left left hand and is having surgery today.
Former Jets' QB Michael Vick is on his way to Pittsburgh to meet with the Steelers, league source told ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 25, 2015
Vick is currently the best available quarterback on the free agent market as of right now and being as the Steelers have been linked to him in previous years, it’s not surprising that he’s being brought in with Gradkowski currently sidelined.
Since his his 2007 dog fighting conviction, Vick has attempted to repair his image. Even so, should he ultimately be signed, he’s sure to be a lighting rod for criticism. Head coach Mike Tomlin knows all about the former first-round draft pick as the two hail from the same area in Virginia.
Last season, Vick appeared in 10 games with the New York Jets. He completed 52.9 percent of his passes for 604 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.
Michael Vick — Hopes to Sign with Steelers By 'End of Day' http://t.co/R4po66QjXa
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) August 25, 2015