New York Jets: Ahmad Bradshaw

Bradshaw says Jets show interest

March, 20, 2013
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."

Bradshaw 'excited' at mention of Jets

February, 12, 2013
It’s been almost a week since the New York Giants parted ways with Ahmad Bradshaw.

The running back said he hasn’t “really talked to anybody” yet as he continues to let his foot heal from surgery. But he wouldn’t mind staying in the New York/New Jersey area.

Bradshaw said that he and the Giants left the door open for a potential return when they met last week. But, he also would welcome the chance to play for Rex Ryan and the Jets.

"(The Giants) had mentioned that there was a chance for me to come back. And I'm always up for that," Bradshaw said on NFL Network’s "NFL AM" on Tuesday. "Whatever, whoever needs me, whoever can use me. Whoever I feel that I can get a better chance of playing and helping which team.”

Bradshaw was asked about the idea of becoming a Jet. The Jets’ Shonn Greene is an unrestricted free agent.

“The New York Jets are a team that I'm excited to hear about, just to stay home, not to make a big move from New York,” Bradshaw said. “It's just right across the street from where I am now."

Of course, the Jets, and any other team interested, would have to wait for Bradshaw to heal. He expects to make a full recovery after having a screw replaced in his right foot. Bradshaw had the surgery around three weeks ago and will need seven more weeks of recovery.

“I am just trying to get as healthy as I can before I talk to any team,” Bradshaw said. “I haven’t really talked to anybody. Feel like this surgery was very well needed; I feel better already. I should have gone through the surgery last year instead of getting the stem cell (injection), but I felt great after getting the stem cell last year; I felt it was a great success.

“I will be ready to go for whoever I play for this (season).”