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Bryant McFadden | Defensive Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/21/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
College: Florida State
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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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4Thad Lewis
5Ricky Stanzi
6Josh Portis
7McLeod Bethel-Thompson
8Tim Tebow
9John Skelton
10Jordan Palmer
11Tyler Thigpen
12Caleb Hanie
13Vince Young
14Brady Quinn
15Kevin Kolb
16David Carr
17Trent Edwards
18Pat White
19Dennis Dixon
20John Parker Wilson
21Ryan Lindley
22Jordan Rodgers
23Bryn Renner
24Jeff Mathews
25Logan Kilgore
26Chase Rettig
27Tommy Rees
28Brock Jensen
29Jerrod Johnson
30Adam Weber
31Nate Enderle
32Nick Stephens
33G.J. Kinne
34Dominique Davis
35Alex Tanney
36Tyler Wilson
37Ryan Katz
38Colby Cameron
39Kyle Padron
40James Vandenberg
41Mike Hermann
42Nathan Stanley
43Dalton Williams
44Matt Brown
45Caleb TerBush
46Tim Jenkins
47Dayne Crist
48Stephen Morris
49Brett Smith
50James Franklin
51Keith Price
52Collin Klein
53Kory Faulkner
54Alex Carder
55Rusty Smith
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2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
8Jamie Harper
9Chris Rainey
10BenJarvus Green-Ellis
11Lance Ball
12Terrance Ganaway
13Edwin Baker
14Alvester Alexander
15Tauren Poole
16Jewel Hampton
17Zach Brown
18Isaac Redman
19Brandon Saine
20D.J. Harper
21Antonio Andrews
22Tim Cornett
23Tim Flanders
24Jordan Lynch
25Terrance Cobb
26Jordan Roberts
27Orwin Smith
28Armond Smith
29Javarris James
30Josh Vaughan
31Darren Evans
32Delone Carter
33Anthony Allen
34Damien Berry
35Richard Murphy
36William Powell
37Cierre Wood
38Stefphon Jefferson
39Ronnie Wingo
40Deonte Williams
41Bradley Randle
42Quentin Hines
43De'Leon Eskridge
GLB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
5Andre Brown
3RB1Michael Bush
2D.J. Ware
3Beanie Wells
4Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Chris Pressley
7Brit Miller
8Evan Rodriguez
9Harvey Unga
10Owen Marecic
11Dorson Boyce
12Eric Kettani
13Owen Schmitt
14Quinn Johnson
15Greg Jones
16Braden Wilson
17Zach Boren
18Lonnie Pryor
19Ben Bartholomew
20Ina Liaina
21Collin Mooney
22Toben Opurum
23Stephen Campbell
24J.C. Copeland
25Chad Young
26Kadeem Jones
27Maurice Hagens
28Roosevelt Nix
29James Baker
30Ryan D'Imperio
31Chad Abram
32Cameron White
33Jourdan Brooks
34Alex Debniak
35Ryan Roberson
36Jonathan Amosa
37Rupert Bryan
38Devonte Campbell
39Eddie Williams
40Jon Hoese
41Ben Guidugli
42Nate Eachus
43Brock Bolen
WR11Laurent Robinson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Titus Young
4Darius Johnson
5Juron Criner
6Greg Childs
7Lamont Bryant
8Ryan Whalen
9Jamar Newsome
10Terrence Toliver
11Kevin Hardy
12Tim Benford
13Keenan Davis
14Taulib Ikharo
15Erik Lora
16Ben Obomanu
17Richard Goodman
18Devery Henderson
19Matt Willis
20Lavelle Hawkins
21Brett Swain
22Chaz Schilens
23Brian Robiskie
24Tiquan Underwood
25Charly Martin
26Chandler Jones
27Robby Toma
28Carlin Isles
29Roy Roundtree
30Skye Dawson
31Travis Labhart
32Jonathan Krause
33Marcus Jackson
34Kamar Jorden
35Nicholas Johnson
36Johnathan Haggerty
37Naaman Roosevelt
38Emmanuel Arceneaux
39Jeremy Kelley
40Ifeanyi Momah
41Sederrick Cunningham
42Jordan White
43Chris Summers
44Dan Buckner
45Zach Rogers
46Cole McKenzie
47Jamal Miles
48Rashad Evans
49Tyrone Goard
50Sam McGuffie
51T.J. Moe
52Jasper Collins
53Jon Baldwin
54LaQuan Williams
55Diondre Borel
56Bert Reed
57Brandon Carswell
58Joseph Anderson
59Kevin Smith
60Quintin Payton
61Wilson Van Hooser
62C.J. Goodwin
63Terrell Sinkfield
64Jheranie Boyd
65Eric Rogers
66Rashaad Carter
67Erik Highsmith
68Chip Reeves
69Demetrius Fields
70Scott Pillar
71Mike Davis
72Cody Hoffman
73Kadron Boone
74Julius Pruitt
75Mardy Gilyard
76Chastin West
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2Davone Bess
3Anthony Armstrong
4Kerry Meier
5Jordan Shipley
6Jacoby Ford
7Marc Mariani
8Donald Jones
9Brandon Banks
10Kealoha Pilares
11Raymond Radway
12Eric Page
13Chris Givens
14Darius Hanks
15Aaron Mellette
16Robert Gill
17Mohamed Massaquoi
18Earl Bennett
19Steve Breaston
20Donte' Stallworth
21Michael Jenkins
22Devin Aromashodu
23David Ball
24Martel Moore
25Alec Lemon
26Lamaar Thomas
27Dominique Croom
28Eric Thomas
29Nicholas Edwards
30Tevin Reese
31Greg Hardin
32Chris Harper
33David Douglas
34Armon Binns
35Tommy Streeter
36Brandon Collins
37Tray Session
38Jeff Fuller
39Isaiah Williams
40Jarett Dillard
41Duke Calhoun
42Tim Toone
43David Reed
44Terrence Austin
45Roberto Wallace
46Bobby Sewall
47Tori Gurley
48Ronald Johnson
49Joe Adams
50Devon Wylie
51Marvin McNutt
52Kevin Elliott
53Jared Green
54Mike Willie
55Michael Calvin
56Taveon Rogers
57Andrew DePaola
58James Shaw
59Devin Goda
60Micah Hatfield
61Chris Boyd
62Perez Ashford
63Tony Washington
64Jaz Reynolds
65Alex Neutz
66Kelsey Pope
67Anthony McClung
68Jordan Harris
69Jason Thompson
70Omarius Hines
71Gerrard Sheppard
72Rashad Ross
73Andy Cruse
74Anthony Amos
75R.J. Webb
76Andrew Helmick
77Weston Dressler
78Ryan Spadola
79Jerry Johnson
80Rodrick Rumble
81Brandon Kaufman
82Early Doucet
83Darius Reynaud
84Deon Butler
85Patrick Crayton
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2Aaron Hernandez
3Adam Nissley
4Danny Noble
5Randy McMichael
6Leonard Pope
7Tony Scheffler
8David Thomas
9Daniel Graham
10Jamie Childers
11Sean McGrath
12Andrew Szczerba
13Tommy Gallarda
14D.J. Williams
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24Dominique Curry
25Tom Crabtree
26Brody Eldridge
27Nate Byham
28Dedrick Epps
29Martin Rucker
30Dan Gronkowski
31Zach Potter
32Colin Cloherty
33Kevin Brock
34Hayden Smith
35Konrad Reuland
36Nelson Rosario
37Jake Byrne
38Joe Sawyer
39Joel Dreessen
40Ben Hartsock
41Visanthe Shiancoe
42Isaiah Stanback
43Dominique Jones
44Tim Biere
45Michael Higgins
46Alex Silvestro
47Brett Brackett
48Brad Smelley
49Cameron Graham
50Evan Moore
51Travis Beckum
52Richard Quinn
53Jake O'Connell
54Jamie McCoy
55Nathan Overbay
56Martell Webb
57Brian Wozniak
58Jerome Cunningham
59Evan Landi
60Taylor Cook
61Colin Anderson
62Travis Tannahill
63Jason Schepler
64Chase Clement
65Adam Schiltz
66A.C. Leonard
67Blake Annen
68Chase Dixon
69David Wright
70Joe Don Duncan
71Ryan Otten
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2Rob Bironas
3Garrett Hartley
4Matt Szymanski
5Danny Hrapmann
6Brandon Bogotay
7Havard Rugland
8Austin Signor
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10Morgan Lineberry
11Quinn Sharp
12Brett Baer
13Brett Maher
14Jose Maltos
15Adam Yates
16Zach Ramirez
17Carey Spear
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20Sergio Castillo
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