Following a disappointing Super Bowl title defense in 2012 with the New York Giants failing to make the NFL playoffs, the team decided to part ways with one of their best players on the offensive side of the football. Veteran running back Ahmad Bradshaw was released by the Giants after another season filled with injury problems and a contract the team simply didn’t believe was worth such a liability at the position.
With Bradshaw officially becoming a free agent heading into the off-season, the future remains uncertain for the 26-year-old with no indication of the level of interest teams will have in signing the often injured running back.
Although Bradshaw appears to be holding out hope for a reunion with the Giants at a considerable pay cut, the veteran back is considering signing with the New York Jets if there’s mutual interest via Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com:
“In playing with the Giants, they had mentioned that there was a chance for me to come back. I’m always up for that,” Bradshaw told “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. The New York Jets are a team that I’ve kinda been thinking about, just to stay home, not make a big move from New York. It’s just right across the street from where I am now.”
The Jets are also a team that failed to live up to expectations during the 2012 NFL season. New York failed to make the playoffs for a second straight season under head coach Rex Ryan and as a result the team has begun to make some changes in the front office and on the coaching staff.
One player that is rumored to be on his way out in New York is running back Shonn Greene. The Jets intend to part ways with Greene and may show mutual interest in Bradshaw with a need at running back.