New York Jets: Tom Coughlin

Wake-up call: Combine, Day 3

February, 21, 2014
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On the schedule for Friday in Indianapolis:

New York Giants/Jets media availability: New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin is scheduled to speak with reporters at 12:45 p.m. Among the topics sure to come up are his contract situation, new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo and his potential impact on Eli Manning, impending free agent Hakeem Nicks and plans to fix the offensive line. The New York Jets are finished with their formal media availability.

Combine schedule: Place-kickers and special-teamers work out for NFL personnel at Lucas Oil Stadium. They will join offensive linemen and tight ends for the bench press, psychological testing and team interviews. ... Quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs are measured, take medical exams, participate in team interviews and meet the media. ... Defensive linemen and linebackers arrive in town for a medical pre-exam and X-rays, plus an orientation and team interviews.

Players of interest: Because the Giants and Jets share a wide receiver need, the media sessions for Clemson's Sammy Watkins, USC's Marqise Lee and Texas A&M's Mike Evans will be of particular interest. But, make no mistake, the spotlight will belong to Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel, arguably the most popular player in college football and the potential No. 1 overall pick. Manziel already has said he won't participate in throwing drills, saving them for a personal pro day, but he will be the headline of the day based simply on what he says.

Bradshaw says Jets show interest

March, 20, 2013
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Ahmad Bradshaw still wants to be a starting running back somewhere.

And although the Jets recently signed Mike Goodson to a three-year, $6.9 million deal, they would have legitimate interest if Bradshaw lowers his asking price, according to a source. Bradshaw says the Jets, Packers and Steelers have shown interest in him.

The free-agent running back is currently working out in Florida as he continues to make his way back from surgery on his foot. The former Giant hopes to find work after he shows teams how healthy he is.

"I feel great," he said on ESPN New York 98.7. "I'm getting there. I'm walking around without the boot. There are a lot of teams out there that need running backs.

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"I want to go to a team where I can be the number one (back) and get multiple carries every game," he added. "A couple of teams are interested. ... Pittsburgh, the Jets, the Packers, which are all teams that I feel like need a running back and I can help. It's a process and I want to take it slow."

Bradshaw wants to stay close to home and he says a return to the Giants is always a possibility.

"There's always been that chance," said Bradshaw, who mentioned after he was released that the Giants left the door open for a possible return someday.

Bradshaw reminisced about how emotional his farewell to Tom Coughlin and the Giants was when he was released in February, calling the Giants a family that he still loves.

He was asked if he could play for Rex Ryan after spending his entire career with Coughlin, since the two New York coaches are polar opposites.

"I've head from a lot of guys he is a great coach," Bradshaw said of Ryan. "It is not even about that [difference between Ryan and Coughlin] with me. He seems to get his guys going for games and for weeks."

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