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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Bradshaw deals with limited practice time

By Matt Ehalt

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- If Ahmad Bradshaw has to practice just once a week, like he did down the stretch last season and has started to this year, it's not an issue.

"I've done it before," Bradshaw said. "Not difficult."

Bradshaw had a limited practice Thursday, which he expects to be his lone practice this week. The running back has rushed for 570 yards and four touchdowns, despite being limited by a foot injury that has curtailed how much he has been able to get work in during the week.

Last year, Bradshaw practiced just once a week over the final month of the season as he recovered from a broken bone in his right foot. This year, while he hasn't missed any time due to his injury, the veteran has limited practices to make sure he's effective and doesn't compromise his status for Sunday. It's a schedule that Giants head coach Tom Coughlin isn't fond of.

"I don't want to go into that one-practice-a-week business that we've had," Coughlin said in mid-October.

After rushing for more than 100 yards in back-to-back games in early October, Bradshaw's last two games have been more of a struggle -- he rushed for a combined 121 yards and a score against Washington and Dallas.

As the Giants prepare to play their first game at home since Hurricane Sandy, Bradshaw and his teammates, are hoping they can give a little bit of satisfaction to those in the area as they go through these rough times.

"We feel like we can spark New York," Bradshaw said. "I think we can also help everybody in New York and New Jersey that's going through this."