Its yet to be seen whether or not the Pittsburgh Steelers will ultimately re-sign veteran free agent quarterback Bruce Gradkowski but should that happen, general manager Kevin Colbert said Monday during the team’s annual pre-draft press conference a decision won’t be made on him until after this coming weekend.
“We’ll wait until after the draft to make that decision as to whether we put another veteran into the mix, but Bruce [Gradkowski] came in and worked out and he looks to be satisfactory from a heath standpoint so that will remain an option.”
Gradkowski had his entire 2015 season wiped out by a shoulder injury and by the sound of things he’s now healthy enough to compete for a roster spot. With that said, the Steelers will likely continue to explore other options when it comes to other unsigned veteran quarterbacks as there’s probably not many teams interested in adding Gradkowski right now.
Veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer still remains unsigned but one would think a more teams might show interest in him after the draft is over. Because of that, Hoyer’s asking price might ultimately be too high when it comes to what the Steelers are looking to pay.
As things stand right now, Landry Jones is second on the team’s depth chart behind starter Ben Roethlisberger. However, the organization stopped short of naming him their No. 2 quarterback for the upcoming season after the 2015 season ended.
While the Steelers have shown a lot of interest in quarterbacks in this year’s draft class so far this offseason, none were ultimately brought to town for pre-draft visits. The team, however, did sign former undrafted free agent Dustin Vaughan to their offseason roster a few months ago.