The final offensive play during last week’s loss to the Dolphins, will likely be, Bruce Gradkowski's last pass of the season and perhaps as a Raider in the final offensive play during last week’s loss to the Dolphins. The results of his MRI revealed what he already knew. He had re-separated his throwing shoulder.
After the Dolphins game, Gradkowski said it felt like it did in the Charger game, when he separated his shoulder and missed five weeks. He said then that, if what he knew he felt was correct, then his season was over. Gradkowski:
a third-degree separation is not the greatest thing to have on your throwing shoulder. Whatever I have to do to get right, I will.
Gradkowski didn’t spend enough time healthy, proving he deserved to be the starter that Tom Cable had, in all likelihood, attached his job to. Gradkowski, is likely to be a free agent, depending on the bargaining agreement, and there is a good chance he has thrown his last pass as a Raider.
If the Raiders win enough games to keep Cable’s job, you’d have a hard time making a case for Gradkowski coming back. If they don’t win enough to keep Cable’s job? Then it will be up to Hue or Jim Harbaugh or Dennis Green to pick up a QB to help them win and the chances are they aren’t going to talk their new boss into that re-signing.