Ahmad Bradshaw | RB | New York Giants
Posted: 4/28/2013 1:54pm et
The Pittsburgh Steelers likely will no longer be interested in free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Giants) after selecting RB Le'Veon Bell in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: With Bell, their second-round pick, and holdovers Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer, the Steelers appear to be set in the backfield, leaving Bradshaw, who gained 1,260 yards from scrimmage last year with the Giants, still looking for a new home after recently receiving full medical clearance.
Posted: 4/26/2013 11:05am et
Free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw has received full clearance to participate in offseason workouts. The Pittsburgh Steelers remain interested in his services.
Huddle Up: Bradshaw has battled foot injuries for much of his NFL career, and the Giants have made plans to move on without him. He's be the starter in Pittsburgh, though history suggests he's not capable of holding up to a full feature-back workload so he'd likely be the lead back in an RBBC that also includes Isaac Redman and/or Jonathan Dwyer.
Posted: 4/11/2013 12:18pm et
The Pittsburgh Steelers plan to meet with free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Giants) (foot) again before the 2013 NFL Draft. The Cincinnati Bengals have also expressed an interest in Bradshaw.
Huddle Up: A second meeting is a good sign for Bradshaw's chances of hooking up with the Steelers, especially now that the division-rival Bengals are starting to sniff around.
Posted: 3/29/2013 11:59am et
Free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw will be visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers again in a few weeks to check on the rehab progress from his foot injury. The Steelers remain interested in Bradshaw.
Huddle Up: The Steelers lost Rashard Mendenhall via free agency so there are carries up for grabs in Pittsburgh. The perpetually injured Bradshaw would be an intriguing member of a backfield committee, though he hasn't demonstrated the durability to be a full-blown feature back.
Posted: 3/28/2013 11:05pm et
Free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Giants) left his visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers without a contract. The Steelers are expected to keep in touch with Bradshaw.
Huddle Up: Bradshaw took a physical during his visit and was expected to sign if he passed, but it looks as if the Steelers still need some time to mull things over.
Posted: 3/26/2013 11:34pm et
Free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Steelers) (foot) is expected to visit sometime this week, and the team will explore his health and see where he is physically. Bradshaw is making his way back from foot surgery.
Huddle Up: Health is the key for Bradshaw who has missed 6 games over the past 2 seasons, but has had 25 total TDs and a pair of 1,000-yard rushing seasons over the past 3 years.
Posted: 3/21/2013 4:57pm et
Free agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Giants) said the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets and Green Bay Packers are all interested in him. Bradshaw said he would like to land on a team where he can be the starter.
Huddle Up: Bradshaw, who's topped 1,000 rushing yards in 2 of the past 3 seasons, would have a shot to be the No. 1 back with all 3 clubs, but he's going to have to ace a battery of physicals first and then rise above the competition in training camp.
Posted: 3/17/2013 11:49pm et
The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers both have expressed interest in free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Giants).
Huddle Up: Just call Bradshaw Option B after both teams lost out to the Falcons in the Steven Jackson signing sweepstakes.
Posted: 3/5/2013 12:40pm et
Free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) is scheduled to meet with a doctor Wednesday, March 6, in hopes to receive clearance to begin visiting teams and passing a physical. Bradshaw underwent foot surgery last month.
Huddle Up: If the RB is given a medical green light, there will be no shortage of suitors as Bradshaw has been productive when healthy, averaging 1,245 yards from scrimmage and 8.3 TDs a season over the past 3 years.
Posted: 2/12/2013 11:08pm et
The New York Jets are in interested in signing free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw. Bradshaw had expressed interest in signing with the team Tuesday, Feb. 12.
Huddle Up: Bradshaw is going to have to shed his "damaged-goods" label after a failed physical prompted his release from the Giants, and he might have to wait until the free-agent RB situation settles down later in the offseason before finding a new home.
Posted: 2/7/2013 1:04pm et
Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (ankle, knee) was cut with a failed physical designation.
Huddle Up: No surprise as Bradshaw has missed 6 games over the past 2 seasons and only played a full season once in 6 years with the G Men.
Posted: 2/6/2013 4:15pm et
The New York Giants released RB Ahmad Bradshaw Wednesday, Feb. 6.
Huddle Up: Plenty of talk building up to this move, and now it's official. Also official is the launch of the David Wilson fantasy hype train, with Andre Brown as a sidecar.
Posted: 2/6/2013 2:54pm et
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw is due to make $3.75 million in base salary in 2013, and head coach Tom Coughlin is a fan of Bradshaw and likes to have three running backs on his roster. However, he recently had surgery to replace a screw in his troublesome right foot, and he could be a candidate for released.
Huddle Up: David Wilson's offseason fantasy value is already on the rise, and if the Giants kick Bradshaw to the curb it will climb even further. Bradshaw is a solid fantasy contributor and would certainly land on his feet with another team--but he'd probably re-injure one of his feet in the process and miss a handful of games, as he does every year.
Posted: 2/2/2013 9:32pm et
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw underwent a procedure to replace a screw in his right foot. He said he is about two weeks into a 10-week recovery period. Bradshaw said that he hopes to remain with the teams but understands the team is in a tight salary cap situation. He said he has not heard from the team at this point about his contract which he believes is a good thing.
Huddle Up: The Giants may opt to go a different direction than the injury-prone yet productive Bradshaw, and if it's two months before Bradshaw can work out for another team the free-agency market for him might be light. He'll be one of the more interesting players to watch during the offseason because he'll have a fantasy impact wherever he lands.
Posted: 1/3/2013 2:12pm et
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw, who is slated to earn $3.75 million next season and $4 million in 2014, said the team has not approached him about restructuring his deal.
Huddle Up: Bradshaw had his second-best season as a pro, gaining 1,260 total yards -- trailing only 2010's 1,549 yards -- in 14 games, but his 6 TDs were a bit of a fantasy disappointment.
Posted: 1/2/2013 2:24pm et
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw is making it seem as though he won't be back with the team next season. "I don't know anything," Bradshaw said. "We don't know who might not come back, so it's good to see these faces." He is under contract for the 2013 season, but he could be expendable at $4 million.
Huddle Up: The Giants received plenty of production from Andre Brown and rookie David Wilson while Bradshaw was sidelined with various injuries, and they may not want to play the weekly waiting game with him again in 2013. When healthy Bradshaw is still a very productive back, so he won't be on the market for long if the Giants do release him.
Posted: 12/27/2012 6:58pm et
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot, knee) got in some limited work in during practice Thursday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: The end of the season hasn't been kind to Bradshaw's fantasy owners with the RB accounting for only 80 total yards in the past 3 games, including the Week 15 contest at Atlanta in which he missed entirely.
Posted: 12/22/2012 6:19pm et
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (knee, foot) is traveling with the team for their Week 16 game. He is listed as questionable for the game.
Huddle Up: Bradshaw, who sat out a week ago, will be a game-time decision so check The Huddle's Game Day Inactives, Injuries and Weather Report on Sunday morning.
Posted: 12/20/2012 6:59pm et
New York Giants' RB Ahmad Bradshaw (knee) did not practice Thursday. Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said Bradshaw (knee) may try to take part in some drills during practice Friday, Dec. 21.
Huddle Up: After 2 missed practices in 2 days, Bradshaw's status is coming down to Friday and, possibly, a game-time decision Sunday. In other words, if you're a Bradshaw owner, hang on every word over the next few days.
Posted: 12/19/2012 11:53am et
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said Wednesday, Dec. 19, RB Ahmad Bradshaw's availability for Week 16 will be based on a medical decision. Bradshaw will not practice Wednesday and he is not expected to do anything until Friday, Dec. 21.
Huddle Up: Bradshaw has missed time with an assortment of injuries; at present it's a knee injury that's holding him back. If he's unavailable this weekend David Wilson will handle the bulk of the touches, at least on the ground; the Giants will need to come up with a Plan B for pass protection, as it's an area where Wilson still needs plenty of work.
Posted: 12/18/2012 11:55pm et
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot, knee) feels that he is ready to play in Week 16, but he is still awaiting clearance from doctors before he can return to game action.
Huddle Up: Bradshaw, who missed Week 15, is an injury-prone but tough back and he'll be out there in Week 16 if he gets the OK.
Posted: 12/17/2012 8:13pm et
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (knee) said he plans to play in Week 16 after missing the team's Week 15 game.
Huddle Up: Bradshaw will have to show he's ready to go in practice, and if he does make it back next Sunday, look for him to share the RB touches with rookie David Wilson.
Posted: 12/14/2012 2:21pm et
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (knee, foot), CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring), S Kenny Phillips (knee) and S Tyler Sash (hamstring) are out for Week 15.
Huddle Up: This is an incredible boost for David Wilson, who had a huge game last week against the Saints. Of course, the Falcons have a much better defense than those Saints, so mitigate your expectations, but Wilson is a practically a must-start if you snagged him.
Posted: 12/13/2012 1:46pm et
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (knee) was not on the practice field Thursday, Dec. 13, and he does not appear likely to play in Week 15.
Huddle Up: That would make rookie David Wilson, who broke out in a big way with 100 rushing yards and 2 TDs in Week 14, the featured back Sunday against the Falcons. However, Bradshaw isn't short on grit and still could make a late-week push to play.
Posted: 12/12/2012 1:14pm et
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said he is not ruling out RB Ahmad Bradshaw (knee) for Week 15 because of his toughness but is not putting any odds on Brashaw's availability for the game.
Huddle Up: Bradshaw has a habit of avoiding practice during the week, so do not count on David Wilson getting the start just yet. This injury seems worse than the usual foot problems, though, so it could happen. Keep an eye on Bradshaw through the end of the week.
Posted: 12/12/2012 11:36am et
Updating previous reports, New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw has a sprained knee. It's unknown how long he'll be out.
Huddle Up: Bradshaw won't practice Wednesday, but that's nothing unusual for him. Better have David Wilson queued up this weekend in case Bradshaw is a late scratch.
Posted: 12/10/2012 4:15pm et
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (knee) is undergoing an MRI and other tests on his knee Monday, Dec. 10. Head coach Tom Coughlin said he does not want to speculate on Bradshaw's status until after the results of the tests.
Huddle Up: Bradshaw has barely practiced this season with his typical rash of injuries, and his condition would appear to be moving south. David Wilson may end up being a fantasy factor this season after all, whether he ends up the last man standing or not.
Posted: 12/10/2012 12:03pm et
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw was taken back to the locker room in the first half of the Week 14 game against the Washington Redskins, but he was able to return in the second half. Bradshaw had just 11 carries for 33 yards on the day.
Huddle Up: You know the drill with Bradshaw: he's always banged up, yet he always seems to make it to the field on Sundays. David Wilson's bust-out game may make it easier for Bradshaw to rest whatever body part he injures next, though with Wilson the Giants are just a fumble away from giving the entire workload back to Bradshaw.
Posted: 12/6/2012 7:21pm et
Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 6.
Huddle Up: With 2 missed practices in 2 days for Bradshaw, things are a little more worrisome for his fantasy owners, but wait and see what happens with the RB on Friday.
Posted: 12/5/2012 6:14pm et
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Huddle Up: Nothing new here. Bradshaw has missed midweek practices all season and come back to play in every game, performing well in most of them.
Posted: 12/4/2012 1:39pm et
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw carried 24 times for 103 yards in the Week 13 game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Dec. 3. He also had a pair of receptions for 13 yards, but no scores.
Huddle Up: Bradshaw wound up with 24 of the team's 28 RB carries in the game as rookie David Wilson (4 carries for 9 yards) didn't get as much work as expected. That still could change going forward, but even if it does, still expect Bradshaw to be on the high end of a 70/30 split.
Posted: 12/1/2012 5:08pm et
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) said he is ready to carry a big load, perhaps as many as 30 carries, in Week 13. 'Of course,' Bradshaw said. 'I'm not going to put all the pressure on me, but I want to help this team as much as I can. When I get an opportunity, that's what it's going to be.' Bradshaw did not practice Friday, Nov. 30, due to a foot injury that has bothered him since last season, but he said his health is improving. 'I'm getting better every week, and I feel great about it. We'll just see how it happens during the game,' Bradshaw said.
Huddle Up: Definitely expect to see more of Bradshaw with Andre Brown (broken leg) done for the season. The last time Brown was out, Bradshaw logged a combined 57 carries (for 316 yards and 2 TDs) in back-to-back outings in Weeks 5 and 6. Rookie David Wilson will see some extra touches this time around, but the main load will be centered on Bradshaw's shoulders.
Posted: 11/30/2012 2:48pm et
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 30.
Huddle Up: What else is new? Bradshaw got a break during the team's bye, but it seems like he is back to his semi-practicing ways now that he is back on a weekly schedule. Bradshaw had slowed down significantly before the bye week because of injuries, so this is a bit of a concern.
Posted: 11/23/2012 7:36pm et
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) is usually listed as questionable for games but is listed as probable for Week 12, meaning he likely has improved this week health-wise. 'Getting a little healthier, I feel,' Bradshaw said. 'Getting a little firm on my feet. And I felt good at practice.'
Huddle Up: Definitely a good sign for Bradshaw's fantasy owners, who are hoping to get more out of the RB coming off the bye. In his previous 3 games, Bradshaw failed to top 78 yards or find the end zone.
Posted: 11/22/2012 4:04pm et
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 22. He may return to practice Friday, Nov. 23.
Huddle Up: Friday's practice will be telling after Bradshaw has been unable to do much all week following a bye.
Posted: 11/21/2012 11:55am et
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw will not practice Wednesday, Nov. 21.
Huddle Up: Nothing unusual about Bradshaw missing practice time. It would be nice to see him get in a session prior to Sunday, but even if he doesn't that doesn't necessarily mean he won't play. Bradshaw owners should have Andre Brown on hand as insurance.
Posted: 11/12/2012 10:33pm et
Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) is expected to undergo a battery of tests after suffering a neck injury in Week 10 which required X-rays.
Huddle Up: A neck injury isn't the only issue for Bradshaw -- just the latest. The Giants' RB also has been dealing with a foot injury, but had to leave Sunday's game after taking a hard hit. He finished with 10 carries for 57 yards and was outrushed by Andre Brown (7-65, TD). The best news for Bradshaw is that the Giants have a Week 11 bye, giving him 2 weeks to get things sorted out.
Posted: 11/11/2012 10:15pm et
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (undisclosed) underwent X-rays after the team's Week 10 game but it is not known which area of the body he had examined.
Huddle Up: Bradshaw finished the game with 57 yards on 10 rushes, but No. 2 back Andre Brown led the G-Men in rushing with 65 yards on 7 totes, including the team's only TD. Bradshaw refused to say what was being X-rayed, but did say it wasn't the foot that has been bothering him. Stay tuned for updates throughout the week.
Posted: 11/7/2012 11:32am et
The New York Giants are hopeful RB Ahmad Bradshaw will practice once this week, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.
Huddle Up: Bradshaw continues to nurse a foot injury and will likely follow the limited practice schedule the rest of the season. However, he's demonstrated a Steve McNair-like ability to show up and play on Sundays despite the limited practice work; if he continues to do that, you can continue to plug him into your fantasy lineup.
Posted: 10/31/2012 10:38pm et
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Huddle Up: This is likely precautionary with Bradshaw coming off his third 20- carry game in the past 4 contests. Still, monitor the situation over the next few days before you make a final starting-lineup call.
Posted: 10/31/2012 1:22pm et
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) is not expected to take part in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Huddle Up: The same as it ever was for Bradshaw. The problem here is that he has been largely ineffective in recent weeks. Were it not for a goal-line plunge a couple of weeks ago, Bradshaw would have laid two eggs in a row. With Andre Brown running hard and effectively, we could see more of this for the rest of the season.
Posted: 10/26/2012 3:25pm et
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 26, and he is listed as questionable for Week 8. Bradshaw didn't jog or take part in the part of practice open to the media. If Bradshaw plays, head coach Tom Coughlin will do a better job of keeping Bradshaw's emotions in check.
Huddle Up: This looks to be a recurring theme for Bradshaw this season. His foot will not properly heal without full rest, which he probably will not get unless the Giants keep him out of action for a couple of weeks. This means he will be spelled more often, meaning his fantasy value takes a hit.
Posted: 10/25/2012 2:43pm et
Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) said he was feeling good and he plans on practicing Friday, Oct. 26. Bradshaw said he sat out practice Thursday, Oct. 25, for precautionary reasons.
Huddle Up: Bradshaw owners have to feel good that he is going to be ready for the Cowboys this week, but Bradshaw seems to be constantly battling injuries which is unsettling as the fantasy playoffs loom.
Posted: 10/24/2012 4:46pm et
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Posted: 10/19/2012 2:20pm et
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 19, and is questionable for the team's Week 7 game.
Huddle Up: This news comes just a few days after Tom Coughlin expressing his confidence that Bradshaw could carry the load for New York. It was a bit laughable to entertain that thought considering Bradshaw's extensive injury history, and this injury report shows why. He says the injury is minor, meaning he should be good to go this weekend, but Andre Brown will be back along with David Wilson. We imagine Bradshaw will not get as big of a workload considering his injury.
Posted: 10/18/2012 11:29am et
New York Giants RB Andre Brown hopes he can still get a fair share of carries spelling RB Ahmad Bradshaw in Week 7. "If we're rushing the ball good and they want to run the ball 40 times, I hope I get 20," Brown said. "However they divide up the carries. And you know what coach said: Whoever having the hot hand. If they want to let Ahmad go, let him. I'm still a team player first."
Huddle Up: While Bradshaw is nursing a foot injury, he's still the lead dog. And Brown neglects to mention the Giants' wish to get explosive rookie David Wilson more involved as well. In other words, he'll get what he gets.
Posted: 10/17/2012 1:12pm et
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said he believes RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), who has rushed for 316 yards on 57 carries over the last two games, can continue to carry the load for the team despite dealing with his pain in his foot. 'He definitely has played well and played hard and got the ball a number of times, and we'd like to think he can keep on doing it,' Coughlin said. 'I don't want to go into that one-practice-a-week business, so I am hoping this is something he will be able to overcome.'
Huddle Up: Considering Bradshaw's injury history, do you really believe he can continue carrying the load? His foot continues to be sore; this will not last. The question becomes who will help take some of that load off down the line. David Wilson has finally emerged as the dynamic rookie many were expecting before the season, but one fumble could put him in the doghouse again.
Posted: 10/15/2012 11:25am et
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw's 27 rushing attempts in Week 6 were the second-highest total of his career, exceeded only by the 30 carries he had in Week 5. The Giants are 10-0 when Bradshaw rushes for at least 100 yards in a game.
Huddle Up: One hundred yards, 27 carries, on the road against the vaunted 49ers defense... tough to see that one coming. Bradshaw has solidified his hold on the majority share of the Giants' backfield workload, as well as his place as an every-week fantasy starter.
Posted: 10/5/2012 10:08pm et
The New York Giants planned to split the carries between RBs Ahmad Bradshaw and Andre Brown evenly in the Week 4 game against the Philadelphia Eagles, but Bradshaw played 58 of the 68 offensive snaps, while Brown was in on just nine and he had five carries. Offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said Thursday, Oct. 4, that the team doesn't trust Brown enough in pass protection, and they had been forced to throw more than they had planned.
Huddle Up: In short, it sounds like if the Giants are winning, we have a good chance of seeing more of Brown -- and vice-versa.
Posted: 10/1/2012 5:00pm et
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) said he feels great after his return in Week 4. Bradshaw said he experienced no issues during the game.
Huddle Up: Good news for Bradshaw who saw the lions share of touches in his return Sunday night.