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Schefter: Bengals Sign QB Bruce Gradkowski to a Two-Year Deal

QB Bruce Gradkowski to the Bengals two-year deal.less than a minute ago via UberSocial for BlackBerry Favorite Retweet Reply

According to the above Tweet from ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Cincinnati Bengals have agreed to a two-year deal with with former Raiders quarterback Bruce Gradkowski. According to another Tweet from Geoff Hobson, the team and Gradkowski have agreed to terms in principle and an actual contract can be signed on Friday.

The Bengals have stated that they would look to sign a veteran quarterback to help usher Andy Dalton from TCU to the NFL and now they have. Gradkowski is familiar with Jay Gruden's West Coast offense, having played under Jon Gruden for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first two years of his career, and could serve as either the team's starting quarterback or as Dalton's backup. 

The Bengals came into the post-lockout free agency period with three major things to do: re-sign Johnathan Joseph, re-sign Cedric Benson (or another running back) and sign a veteran quarterback. Now that one of those three things seems to be done, the Bengals can now focus on re-signing Joseph and a running back. 

In five seasons with three different teams, Gradkowski has completed 362 passes for 3,883 20 touchdowns and 23 interceptions.