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Bryant McFadden | Defensive Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (33) / 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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3B.J. Coleman
4Chandler Harnish
5Josh Portis
6David Carr
7Rex Grossman
8Vince Young
9Brady Quinn
10Kevin Kolb
11Caleb Hanie
12Tim Tebow
13Curtis Painter
14John Skelton
15Mike Kafka
16Pat White
17Trent Edwards
18Jerrod Johnson
19Adam Weber
20John Parker Wilson
21Nick Stephens
22Tyler Wilson
23Ryan Katz
24Colby Cameron
25Kyle Padron
26James Vandenberg
27Mike Hermann
28Nathan Stanley
29Dalton Williams
30Matt Brown
31Caleb TerBush
32Tim Jenkins
33Dayne Crist
34Brett Smith
35James Franklin
36Jordan Rodgers
37Brendon Kay
38Logan Kilgore
39Chase Rettig
40Tommy Rees
41Brock Jensen
42Nate Enderle
43Kory Faulkner
44Alex Carder
45Keith Price
46Collin Klein
47Rusty Smith
RB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Brandon Jackson
5D.J. Ware
6Chris Johnson
7Ryan Torain
8Maurice Jones-Drew
9Beanie Wells
10Andre Brown
11Jordan Todman
12Jamie Harper
13Jalen Parmele
14Peyton Hillis
15BenJarvus Green-Ellis
16Chris Rainey
17Terrance Ganaway
18Alvester Alexander
19Jewel Hampton
20Zach Brown
21D.J. Harper
22Tim Cornett
23Stephen Houston
24Lance Ball
25Ray Rice
26Michael Bush
27Evan Royster
28Alex Green
29Brandon Saine
30Mikel Leshoure
31Isaac Redman
32Javarris James
33Josh Vaughan
34Delone Carter
35Darren Evans
36Armond Smith
37Anthony Allen
38Damien Berry
39Richard Murphy
40William Powell
41Derrick Strozier
42David Fluellen
43Roy Finch
44Tim Flanders
45Jordan Lynch
46Jordan Roberts
47Orwin Smith
48Kapri Bibbs
49Cierre Wood
50Stefphon Jefferson
51Deonte Williams
52Bradley Randle
53Quentin Hines
54De'Leon Eskridge
GLB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Maurice Jones-Drew
4Pierre Thomas
5Chris Johnson
6Ryan Torain
7Beanie Wells
8Andre Brown
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Chris Johnson
3Jordan Todman
4Steven Jackson
5Maurice Jones-Drew
6D.J. Ware
7Beanie Wells
8Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Tony Fiammetta
7Frank Summers
8Chris Pressley
9Brit Miller
10Will Ta'ufo'ou
11Braden Wilson
12Zach Boren
13Lonnie Pryor
14Harvey Unga
15Owen Marecic
16Shaun Chapas
17Dorson Boyce
18Eric Kettani
19Quinn Johnson
20Owen Schmitt
21Brian Leonard
22Ben Bartholomew
23Ina Liaina
24Stephen Campbell
25J.C. Copeland
26Chad Young
27Kadeem Jones
28Collin Mooney
29Maurice Hagens
30James Baker
31Karl Williams
32Jourdan Brooks
33Chad Abram
34Alex Debniak
35Ryan Roberson
36Jonathan Amosa
37Rupert Bryan
38Cameron White
39Eddie Williams
40Jon Hoese
41Ben Guidugli
42Nate Eachus
43Devonte Campbell
44Michael Zordich
45Ryan D'Imperio
46Brock Bolen
WR11Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Lance Moore
4Santonio Holmes
5Laurent Robinson
6Titus Young
7Joe Morgan
8Darius Johnson
9Lamont Bryant
10Greg Childs
11Ryan Whalen
12Jamar Newsome
13Terrence Toliver
14Kevin Hardy
15Tim Benford
16LaRon Byrd
17Devery Henderson
18Richard Goodman
19Ben Obomanu
20Keenan Davis
21Taulib Ikharo
22Erik Lora
23Chad Bumphis
24Robby Toma
25Carlin Isles
26Emmanuel Arceneaux
27Johnathan Haggerty
28Naaman Roosevelt
29Matt Willis
30Lavelle Hawkins
31Brett Swain
32Chaz Schilens
33Brian Robiskie
34Tiquan Underwood
35Charly Martin
36Marcus Jackson
37Derek Moye
38Kamar Jorden
39Nicholas Johnson
40Sederrick Cunningham
41Zach Rogers
42Jordan White
43Chris Summers
44Dan Buckner
45Roy Roundtree
46Erik Highsmith
47Tyrone Goard
48Sam McGuffie
49Mark Harrison
50Cole McKenzie
51Jamal Miles
52Rashad Evans
53T.J. Moe
54Jasper Collins
55Bert Reed
56Brandon Carswell
57Joseph Anderson
58Jeremy Ebert
59LaQuan Williams
60Diondre Borel
61Julius Pruitt
62Mardy Gilyard
63Jon Baldwin
64Chastin West
65Terrell Sinkfield
66Jheranie Boyd
67Eric Rogers
68Rashaad Carter
69Demetrius Fields
70Scott Pillar
71Chip Reeves
72Mike Davis
73Cody Hoffman
74Quintin Payton
75Wilson Van Hooser
76C.J. Goodwin
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Greg Jennings
3Davone Bess
4Anthony Armstrong
5Kerry Meier
6David Nelson
7Greg Little
8Kris Durham
9A.J. Jenkins
10Eric Page
11Chris Givens
12Darius Hanks
13Kealoha Pilares
14Brandon Banks
15Drew Davis
16Raymond Radway
17Donald Jones
18Mohamed Massaquoi
19Earl Bennett
20Jordan Shipley
21Micheal Spurlock
22Steve Breaston
23Donte' Stallworth
24Aaron Mellette
25Robert Gill
26Martel Moore
27Lanear Sampson
28Alec Lemon
29Lamaar Thomas
30Dominique Croom
31Nicholas Edwards
32Charles Hawkins
33Alex Gillett
34Eric Thomas
35Lacoltan Bester
36Greg Hardin
37Michael Jenkins
38David Ball
39Devin Aromashodu
40David Reed
41Jarett Dillard
42Dezmon Briscoe
43Duke Calhoun
44Tim Toone
45Isaiah Williams
46David Douglas
47Dale Moss
48Brandon Collins
49Tray Session
50Jeff Fuller
51Joe Adams
52Marvin McNutt
53Kevin Elliott
54Jared Green
55Mike Willie
56Michael Calvin
57Taveon Rogers
58Andrew DePaola
59James Shaw
60Devin Goda
61Tori Gurley
62Ronald Johnson
63Terrence Austin
64Roberto Wallace
65Bobby Sewall
66Darius Reynaud
67Deon Butler
68Early Doucet
69Patrick Crayton
70Micah Hatfield
71Jordan Harris
72Jaz Reynolds
73Austin Franklin
74Alex Neutz
75Geraldo Boldewijn
76Kelsey Pope
77Anthony McClung
78Weston Dressler
79Perez Ashford
80Jason Thompson
81Omarius Hines
82Gerrard Sheppard
83Andy Cruse
84Anthony Amos
85R.J. Webb
86Andrew Helmick
87Jerry Johnson
88Rodrick Rumble
89Brandon Kaufman
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2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Greg Jennings
5Laurent Robinson
6Davone Bess
7Kris Durham
8A.J. Jenkins
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2Danny Noble
3Randy McMichael
4Leonard Pope
5Tony Scheffler
6David Thomas
7Zach Miller
8Kevin Boss
9Aaron Hernandez
10Tommy Gallarda
11D.J. Williams
12Sean McGrath
13Andrew Szczerba
14Steve Watson
15James Casey
16Daniel Graham
17Billy Bajema
18Jamie Childers
19Joe Sawyer
20Emmanuel Ogbuehi
21Jacob Pedersen
22D.J. Tialavea
23Justin Jones
24Asa Watson
25Evan Wilson
26Joel Dreessen
27Ben Hartsock
28Visanthe Shiancoe
29Cameron Morrah
30Matt Furstenburg
31Ben Cotton
32David Rolf
33Nelson Rosario
34Jake Byrne
35Weslye Saunders
36Mike McNeill
37Hayden Smith
38Zach Potter
39Colin Cloherty
40Jeron Mastrud
41Steve Maneri
42Dominique Curry
43Tom Crabtree
44Brody Eldridge
45Nate Byham
46Dedrick Epps
47Martin Rucker
48Dan Gronkowski
49Evan Moore
50Jamie McCoy
51Nathan Overbay
52Cameron Graham
53Michael Higgins
54Alex Silvestro
55Andre Hardy
56Martell Webb
57Tim Biere
58Evan Landi
59Taylor Cook
60Colin Anderson
61Travis Tannahill
62Travis Beckum
63Richard Quinn
64Jake O'Connell
65Isaiah Stanback
66Morrell Presley
67Brian Wozniak
68David Wright
69Jason Schepler
70Chase Clement
71A.C. Leonard
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2Billy Cundiff
3Rob Bironas
4Alex Henery
5Nate Freese
6Sergio Castillo
7Mitch Ewald
8Kevin Goessling
9Matt Szymanski
10Danny Hrapmann
11Brandon Bogotay
12Havard Rugland
13Austin Signor
14Morgan Lineberry
15Quinn Sharp
16Brett Baer
17Brett Maher
18Jose Maltos
19Adam Yates
20Zach Ramirez