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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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PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Lindley
2Josh Freeman
3Phillip Sims
4Bryan Bennett
5G.J. Kinne
6Johnny Manziel
7Seth Lobato
8Christian Ponder
9Tim Tebow
10Brad Sorensen
11Bryn Renner
12Ryan Williams
13McLeod Bethel-Thompson
14Pat Devlin
15Garrett Gilbert
16R.J. Archer
17Cody Fajardo
18Shane Carden
19Griffin Neal
20Jerry Lovelocke
21Chase Rettig
22Chandler Harnish
23Dylan Thompson
24Jake Waters
RB1Arian Foster
2Joseph Randle
3Zurlon Tipton
4Toby Gerhart
5LaMichael James
6Joique Bell
7Alonzo Harris
8Antone Smith
9Anthony Dixon
10Josh Harris
11Ross Scheuerman
12Kenneth Harper
13Jawon Chisholm
14Brandon Ross
15Jerome Smith
16Rajion Neal
17Michael Dyer
18Jeremy Stewart
19Keshawn Hill
20Kevin Monangai
21LaVance Taylor
22Lache Seastrunk
GLB1Joique Bell
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Jorvorskie Lane
3Erik Lorig
4Derrick Coleman
5Ryan Mueller
6Henry Hynoski
7Joe Don Duncan
8Brad Smelley
9Trey Millard
10Abou Toure
11Jordan Campbell
12Emil Igwenagu
13Zach Boren
14Kiero Small
15J.C. Copeland
16John Conner
WR11Greg Jennings
2Marques Colston
3Andre Johnson
4Shane Wynn
5Miles Austin
6Dwayne Bowe
7Andre Roberts
8Preston Parker
9Kris Durham
10Seantavius Jones
11Josh Morgan
12Jacoby Ford
13Tyler Davis
14Tevin Reese
15Ricky Collins
16Zach D'Orazio
17Kenzel Doe
18Damaris Johnson
19Robert Herron
20Solomon Patton
21Damian Williams
22Reggie Dunn
23Armon Binns
24Carlton Mitchell
25DaVaris Daniels
26Tyler McDonald
27Ezell Ruffin
28Travis Labhart
29Donatella Luckett
30Lance Lewis
31Joseph Anderson
32Josh Stewart
33Josh Harper
34Marquez Clark
35L'Damian Washington
36David Porter
WR21Brian Hartline
2Roddy White
3Ace Sanders
4Riley Cooper
5Denarius Moore
6Marcus Thigpen
7Joe Morgan
8Austin Pettis
9Jacoby Jones
10Ryan Broyles
11Rico Richardson
12Emory Blake
13A.J. Jenkins
14Onterio McCalebb
15Tandon Doss
16Mike Brown
17Devante Davis
18Jimmie Hunt
19Devon Wylie
20Marlon Brown
21Phil Bates
22Isiah Ferguson
23Ryan Lankford
24Milton Williams III
25Michael Preston
26Daniel Rodriguez
27James Butler
28Clyde Gates
29Ryan Whalen
30Marcus Harris
31Juron Criner
32Tom Nelson
33Andre Davis
34Demetrius Wilson
35Josh Reese
36Trevor Harman
37Paul Browning
38Saalim Hakim
39Trindon Holliday
40Christion Jones
WR31Andre Johnson
2Marques Colston
3Riley Cooper
TE1Owen Daniels
2Scott Chandler
3Dante Rosario
4Kyle Miller
5Orson Charles
6Chase Ford
7Beau Gardner
8Mickey Shuler
9D.J. Williams
10Rob Blanchflower
11Jacob Maxwell
12Mike McFarland
13Richard Gordon
14Nick Kasa
15Chase Dixon
16Cameron Clear
17David Paulson
18Steve Maneri
19Jimmay Mundine
20Brandon Barden
21Kevin Greene
22Gerell Robinson
23Dan Light
24Jordan Thompson
25Jake Murphy
26Ryan Taylor
27Brett Brackett
28Michael Egnew
29Adrien Robinson
LT1Pierce Burton
2John Fullington
3Micah Hatchie
4Will Beatty
5Jason Fox
6Tyson Chandler
7Bryan Witzmann
8Mitchell Van Dyk
LG1Ben Grubbs
2Antoine Everett
3Ben Heenan
4Sean Hickey
5Valerian Ume-Ezeoke
6Tanner Hawkinson
7Darren Keyton
C1Julian Vandervelde
2Khaled Holmes
3Braxston Cave
4Brian De La Puente
5Ben Clarke
RG1Jahri Evans
2Louis Vasquez
3Todd Herremans
4Michael Liedtke
5Paul Fanaika
6Michael Huey
7Patrick Omameh
8Leon Brown
9Ronald Patrick
10Adam Replogle
11Jake Bernstein
RT1Mike Adams
2Nate Chandler
3Brett Boyko
4Lamar Holmes
5Kelvin Palmer
K1Josh Scobee
2Brandon Bogotay
3Kyle Brindza
4Brad Craddock
5Carey Spear
6Billy Cundiff
7Jaden Oberkrom
8Mike Meyer
9Andrew Furney
10Justin Manton
11Corey Acosta
12Patrick Murray
13Ty Long