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Bryant McFadden | Defensive Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/21/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (62) / PIT
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Steelers released CB Bryant McFadden and WR Arnaz Battle.
Combined, the moves give the cap-strapped Steelers $3,537,500 more to work with in terms of base salary. McFadden, 30, plummeted down the depth chart in 2011, falling behind Ike Taylor, William Gay, and Keenan Lewis. He could resurface as a nickel or dime back elsewhere, but has been picked on frequently in recent seasons. The 32-year-old Battle was only a special teams player. Wed, Feb 8, 2012 04:04:00 PM

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Bryant McFadden has lost his starting left cornerback job.

McFadden has practiced for three weeks and his hamstring injury is no longer an issue, but he's still being replaced by William Gay and Keenan Lewis. Pittsburgh's 157.5 passing yards per game leads the NFL, so McFadden won't be getting his job back any time soon.
Fri, Oct 7, 2011 01:05:00 PM

Steelers LCB Bryant McFadden (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 4.

William Gay will draw another start, with Keenan Lewis sending him to the slot in nickel packages. The Texans' aerial attack will represent a stiffer test than the Colts did last week.
Thu, Sep 29, 2011 01:08:00 PM

Steelers LCB Bryant McFadden's (hamstring) status is in doubt for Week 2.

McFadden is officially questionable, but the Steelers are strongly considering going with either Keenan Lewis or William Gay opposite Ike Taylor after McFadden practiced "sparingly" on Friday. McFadden missed the entire preseason with a groin injury before coming down with his hamstring ailment.
Sat, Sep 17, 2011 11:15:00 AM

Bryant McFadden could be the "odd man out" at cornerback with the Steelers.

McFadden is a known mediocrity whereas 2009 third-rounder Keenan Lewis could step in at left cornerback and show improvement throughout the season. The Steelers are also leery of losing young CBs such as Crezdon Butler and Cortez Allen, leaving McFadden's $2.5 million salary as a factor.
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 07:18:00 PM

Steelers LCB Bryant McFadden left the Super Bowl late in the first quarter with a hip injury.

The Packers started the game by targeting McFadden, but this would still be a big injury for the Steelers. It could force special teamer Anthony Madison into the game against Green Bay's three-wide base offense. McFadden is questionable to return.
Sun, Feb 6, 2011 07:07:00 PM

Steelers secondary coach Ray Horton expects LCB Bryant McFadden (abdominal) to be 100 percent by Sunday.

"He's fine," said Horton. "He's had three weeks to get over it." McFadden's return will push William Gay back into the slot, where he belongs. The Steelers secondary should be in better shape than it's been since November.
Wed, Feb 2, 2011 09:28:00 AM

Steelers LCB Bryant McFadden (abdominal) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets.

McFadden is ready to go and expected to be on Braylon Edwards, who burned him for 100 yards on eight catches in Week 15. Meanwhile, DE Aaron Smith (triceps) is out again, as expected. Red-hot Ziggy Hood draws the start. Other Steelers inactives: S Will Allen, CB Crezdon Butler, OL Chris Scott, QB Charlie Batch, OL Tony Hills, DL Scott McLendon and RB Jonathan Dwyer.
Sun, Jan 23, 2011 05:15:00 PM

Steelers LCB Bryant McFadden (abdominal strain) is expected to cover Braylon Edwards on Sunday.

McFadden is listed as questionable after suffering a strain in last week's Divisional Round game, though he's expected to play. If McFadden suffers an in-game setback, third cornerback William Gay would be responsible for covering Edwards, a matchup the Jets would look to exploit. Edwards already racked up eight catches and 100 yards against a healthy McFadden in Week 15.
Sat, Jan 22, 2011 11:08:00 AM

Steelers LCB Bryant McFadden (abdominal strain) is expected to play Sunday against the Jets.

McFadden and SS Troy Polamalu (Achilles) will both be limited in practice this week, but coach Mike Tomlin is fully counting on them to play. McFadden's availability will keep special teamer Anthony Madison on the bench in three-wide sets, which is great news for Steelers fans.
Tue, Jan 18, 2011 02:22:00 PM

The Steelers are currently unsure of LCB Bryant McFadden's status for the AFC Championship game after he left Pittsburgh's win over the Ravens on Saturday with a hip injury.

"We will see where we go as the week goes on," were head coach Mike Tomlin's only words on the matter on Saturday night. If McFadden is unable to give it a go next weekend, William Gay will most likely slide over to left corner, while Anthony Madison will play nickelback. Plagued by hip injuries throughout the season's final weeks, McFadden should initially be considered doubtful for next Sunday.
Sun, Jan 16, 2011 10:17:00 AM

Steelers LCB Bryant McFadden left Saturday's playoff game with a hip injury.

He's questionable to return. It's worth noting that McFadden dealt with nagging hip problems late in the year. Though far from a shutdown corner, his absence has forced special teamer Anthony Madison to play defense extensively.
Sat, Jan 15, 2011 05:39:00 PM

Bryant McFadden left Thursday's game in the second quarter with a hip injury.

McFadden exited after making a nice play on an interception. He returned to the game later in the second quarter.
Thu, Dec 23, 2010 09:25:00 PM

Steelers CB Bryant McFadden leads the NFL with 66 receptions allowed in coverage.

Pittsburgh's secondary has been their achilles heel on defense, and McFadden is one of the primary reasons why. With the Steel Curtain's top-ranked rush defense stifling opponents to the tune of 2.9 YPC and just four rushing TDs, opposing offenses have been forced to go pass-happy in order to move the chains on the Steelers. McFadden's job appears to be safe, and he's listed as our No. 31 DB in our IDP rankings.
Sat, Dec 18, 2010 07:18:00 PM

Coach Mike Tomlin said that the battle between Bryant McFadden and Keenan Lewis to start at left corner is still ongoing.

Tomlin declined to name a starter for Saturday's second exhibition game. McFadden appears to have his nose in front after starting against the Lions last week, but Lewis is "showing that he's maybe prepared to take the next step," according to Tomlin. We expect McFadden to win out in the end.
Fri, Aug 20, 2010 10:12:00 AM

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QB1Ryan Lindley
2Phillip Sims
3Josh Freeman
4Bryan Bennett
5Brad Sorensen
6Seth Lobato
7Tim Tebow
8Christian Ponder
9Johnny Manziel
10Cody Fajardo
11Shane Carden
12B.J. Daniels
13R.J. Archer
14Pat Devlin
15Jerry Lovelocke
16Chase Rettig
17Chandler Harnish
18Jake Waters
19Jake Heaps
RB1Arian Foster
2Joseph Randle
3Zurlon Tipton
4Toby Gerhart
5Alonzo Harris
6LaMichael James
7Joique Bell
8Antone Smith
9Anthony Dixon
10Josh Harris
11Kenneth Harper
12Jawon Chisholm
13Jerome Smith
14Jeremy Stewart
15Michael Dyer
16Keshawn Hill
17LaVance Taylor
18Lache Seastrunk
GLB1Joique Bell
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Jorvorskie Lane
3Erik Lorig
4Derrick Coleman
5Joe Don Duncan
6Henry Hynoski
7Brad Smelley
8Trey Millard
9Jordan Campbell
10Emil Igwenagu
11Zach Boren
12Kiero Small
13J.C. Copeland
14John Conner
WR11Greg Jennings
2Marques Colston
3Andre Johnson
4Miles Austin
5Seantavius Jones
6Jacoby Ford
7Josh Morgan
8Tyler Davis
9Dwayne Bowe
10Preston Parker
11Kris Durham
12Vincent Brown
13Armon Binns
14Carlton Mitchell
15Reggie Dunn
16Robert Herron
17Solomon Patton
18Damian Williams
19Zach D'Orazio
20Kenzel Doe
21Ricky Collins
22Tevin Reese
23Donte Foster
24L'Damian Washington
25David Porter
26Josh Harper
27Marquez Clark
28Travis Labhart
29Donatella Luckett
30Lance Lewis
31Josh Stewart
32DaVaris Daniels
33Ezell Ruffin
34Tyler McDonald
WR21Roddy White
2Riley Cooper
3Ace Sanders
4Denarius Moore
5Marcus Thigpen
6Austin Pettis
7Ryan Broyles
8Joe Morgan
9Jacoby Jones
10Onterio McCalebb
11A.J. Jenkins
12Rico Richardson
13Emory Blake
14Tandon Doss
15Mike Brown
16Devon Wylie
17Devante Davis
18Ryan Lankford
19Daniel Rodriguez
20James Butler
21Michael Preston
22Phil Bates
23Milton Williams III
24Jimmie Hunt
25Clyde Gates
26Marcus Harris
27Ryan Whalen
28Juron Criner
29Tom Nelson
30Saalim Hakim
31Andre Davis
32Demetrius Wilson
33Josh Reese
34Trevor Harman
35Paul Browning
36Trindon Holliday
WR31Riley Cooper
2Marques Colston
3Andre Johnson
TE1Owen Daniels
2Scott Chandler
3Dante Rosario
4Kyle Miller
5Beau Gardner
6Mickey Shuler
7Orson Charles
8Chase Ford
9Nick Kasa
10Chase Dixon
11D.J. Williams
12Rob Blanchflower
13Jacob Maxwell
14Steve Maneri
15David Paulson
16Jimmay Mundine
17Dan Light
18Brandon Barden
19Gerell Robinson
20Jake Murphy
21Ryan Taylor
22Brett Brackett
23Michael Egnew
LT1Pierce Burton
2Will Beatty
3Jason Fox
4Micah Hatchie
5Tyson Chandler
LG1Ben Grubbs
2Ben Heenan
3Antoine Everett
4Tanner Hawkinson
C1Julian Vandervelde
2Brian De La Puente
RG1Jahri Evans
2Louis Vasquez
3Todd Herremans
4Paul Fanaika
5Patrick Omameh
6Adam Replogle
RT1Nate Chandler
2Kelvin Palmer
K1Carey Spear
2Justin Manton
3Mike Meyer
4Billy Cundiff
5Brandon Bogotay
6Kyle Brindza
7Andrew Furney