In a move that could signal the end of the Bruce Gradkowski era in Oakland, the Raiders placed the injured QB on IR today. Wasting no time in filling his roster spot, they then signed former 49er J.T. O’Sullivan who will be third on the depth chart behind Jason Campbell and Kyle Boller.
An MRI revealed Gradkowski has a third-degree shoulder separation. That would be the same shoulder he injured earlier in the season against the Chargers.
Perhaps a blessing in disguise, this could bring about some stability to the QB position. At least until JC has another slow start in which case we could see Boller thrown into the mix.
If indeed this is the end of the road for The Big Gradkowski, it has come in very unceremonious fashion. The journeyman thrower was never the long term solution to begin with but made the most of his opportunity to the point where he made JaMarcus Russell expendable and forced Campbell to actually compete for the job.
Thanks for everything, Bruce! I’m sure you’ll be taking another job in the near future. I hear they might need some help on the other side of the Bay. I’d say to give Mike Singletary a call but there’s a good chance he won’t be able to be reached at the same extension much longer.