Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw battled through a slew of injuries this season to post 1,015 rushing yards in 14 games, the second time that he’s topped the 1,000-yard mark in his career.
As he was cleaning out his locker and saying goodbye to his teammates this week, Bradshaw acknowledged that might not be enough to guarantee him a spot with the Giants again next season. Bradshaw hopes to return to the Giants, but knows that missing the playoffs will lead to changes on the roster so he made sure to say a lot of goodbyes as the Giants cleaned out their lockers.
“You just never know who won’t be back next year, including me,” Bradshaw said, via Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger. “So it’s a great opportunity to see these faces.”
Bradshaw is due to make $3.75 million next season and $4 million in 2014. Bradshaw said he hasn’t been asked to restructure his contract by the team, something that several Giant beat writers have suggested is a possibility as the Giants try to address their weaknesses this offseason.
Those salary numbers that aren’t enormous but are likely more than what the Giants would have to pay a combination of restricted free agent Andre Brown and 2011 first-round pick David Wilson. That duo combined to score 13 offensive touchdowns in 2012 and Wilson added one more on kickoff returns, which provides some cover should the Giants decide to move in a different direction in the backfield.