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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
6B.J. Daniels
7Johnny Manziel
8Seth Lobato
9Christian Ponder
10Tim Tebow
11Brad Sorensen
12Bryn Renner
13Ryan Williams
14Matt Blanchard
15McLeod Bethel-Thompson
16Pat Devlin
17R.J. Archer
18Garrett Gilbert
19Cody Fajardo
20Shane Carden
21Griffin Neal
22Josh Woodrum
23Jerry Lovelocke
24Chase Rettig
25Chandler Harnish
26Dalyn Williams
27Jake Waters
RB1Joseph Randle
2Zurlon Tipton
3Toby Gerhart
4Alonzo Harris
5Joique Bell
6LaMichael James
7Antone Smith
8Anthony Dixon
9Josh Harris
10Ross Scheuerman
11Kenneth Harper
12Jawon Chisholm
13Jerome Smith
14Rajion Neal
15Michael Dyer
16Jeremy Stewart
17Kevin Monangai
18LaVance Taylor
19Lache Seastrunk
20Keshawn Hill
GLB1Joique Bell
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Erik Lorig
3Jorvorskie Lane
4Joe Don Duncan
5Derrick Coleman
6Henry Hynoski
7Ryan Mueller
8Abou Toure
9Trey Millard
10Brad Smelley
11Jordan Campbell
12Zach Boren
13Kiero Small
14J.C. Copeland
15John Conner
WR11Greg Jennings
2Marques Colston
3Andre Johnson
4Miles Austin
5Dwayne Bowe
6Preston Parker
7Kris Durham
8Tyler Davis
9Josh Morgan
10Jacoby Ford
11Ricky Collins
12Zach D'Orazio
13Kenzel Doe
14Tevin Reese
15Damaris Johnson
16Robert Herron
17Solomon Patton
18Damian Williams
19Reggie Dunn
20Armon Binns
21Carlton Mitchell
22Nick Harwell
23Kain Colter
24Jeff Beathard
25DaVaris Daniels
26Tyler McDonald
27Ezell Ruffin
28Travis Labhart
29Donatella Luckett
30Lance Lewis
31Joseph Anderson
32Josh Stewart
33David Porter
34Quenton Bundrage
35Josh Harper
36Marquez Clark
37L'Damian Washington
WR21Roddy White
2Brian Hartline
3Ace Sanders
4Riley Cooper
5Denarius Moore
6Marcus Thigpen
7Austin Pettis
8Ryan Broyles
9Joe Morgan
10Jacoby Jones
11Onterio McCalebb
12Emory Blake
13A.J. Jenkins
14Mike Brown
15Tandon Doss
16Devante Davis
17Devon Wylie
18Jimmie Hunt
19Marlon Brown
20Isiah Ferguson
21Ryan Lankford
22Milton Williams III
23Michael Preston
24Daniel Rodriguez
25James Butler
26Clyde Gates
27Marcus Harris
28Ryan Whalen
29Phil Bates
30Trindon Holliday
31Chris King
32Juron Criner
33Tom Nelson
34Andre Davis
35Demetrius Wilson
36Josh Reese
37Trevor Harman
38Paul Browning
39Austin Willis
40Saalim Hakim
41Christion Jones
WR31Andre Johnson
2Marques Colston
3Riley Cooper
TE1Owen Daniels
2Scott Chandler
3Dante Rosario
4Matt Spaeth
5Kyle Miller
6Chase Ford
7Beau Gardner
8Mickey Shuler
9D.J. Williams
10Mike McFarland
11Rob Blanchflower
12Jacob Maxwell
13Richard Gordon
14Nick Kasa
15Chase Dixon
16David Paulson
17Cameron Clear
18Steve Maneri
19Jimmay Mundine
20Kevin Greene
21Brandon Barden
22Gerell Robinson
23Dan Light
24Jack Tabb
25Jordan Thompson
26Jake Murphy
27Jay Rome
28Ryan Taylor
29Brett Brackett
30Michael Egnew
31Adrien Robinson
LT1Eugene Monroe
2Pierce Burton
3John Fullington
4Micah Hatchie
5Jason Fox
6Tyson Chandler
7Will Beatty
8Keith Lumpkin
LG1Ben Grubbs
2Edawn Coughman
3Ben Heenan
4Antoine Everett
5Sean Hickey
6Valerian Ume-Ezeoke
7Tanner Hawkinson
8Darren Keyton
9Cory Tucker
C1Manuel Ramirez
2Julian Vandervelde
3Khaled Holmes
4Braxston Cave
5Brian De La Puente
6Ben Clarke
7James Stone
RG1Louis Vasquez
2Todd Herremans
3Jahri Evans
4Paul Fanaika
5Leon Brown
6Adam Replogle
7Ronald Patrick
RT1Mike Adams
2Tayo Fabuluje
3Kelvin Palmer
4Lamar Holmes
5Zeth Ramsay
6Patrick Miller
K1Josh Scobee
2Shaun Suisham
3Brandon Bogotay
4Kyle Brindza
5Brad Craddock
6Carey Spear
7Billy Cundiff
8Jaden Oberkrom
9Mike Meyer
10Andrew Furney
11Justin Manton
12Corey Acosta
13Ty Long