Michael Vick signs with Pittsburgh Steelers

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Michael Vick has signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers to act as back-up to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

The 35-year-old, who was a free agent, met with the Steelers on Tuesday and was signed by the end of the day to fill their need for a reserve pass-caller.

Bruce Gradkowski, who was expected to back-up Roethlisberger, dislocated a finger during last week's pre-season clash with the Green Bay Packers and has been placed on the reserve/injured list.

His injury left the Steelers with only Landry Jones in support of Roethlisberger, but he is yet to feature in an NFL game coming in to his third season in the league.

"There's not a throw on the field he can't make from an arm strength standpoint," Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin said.

"He's a very experienced guy at what he does at this point in his career and the mobility is still unique even at 35."

Vick appeared in 10 games last season as a member of the New York Jets, starting three games in place of Geno Smith. He completed 64 of 121 passes for 604 yards, throwing three touchdowns and two interceptions, as well as rushing for 153 yards.