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.
Will former Giant Ahmad Bradshaw join the Jets?
"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."