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Steelers, Packers interested in Ahmad Bradshaw

Ahmad Bradshaw, Will Beatty AP

All’s been quiet on the Ahmad Bradshaw front since the Giants released the six-year veteran last month. But Bradshaw is starting to draw interest.

Both the Packers and the Steelers are interested in Bradshaw’s services, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

It would be unlike the Packers to spend a lot on a free agent running back (or a free agent at any position, for that matter), but Green Bay has been shopping for a running back in free agency. The Packers were interested in Steven Jackson’s services, and they’ve also visited with Peyton Hillis. The Steelers, who let Rashard Mendenhall leave in free agency, are also shopping for depth at running back.

Bradshaw, who will turn 27 on Tuesday, had foot surgery after the season but is believed to be good to go now. He played in 14 games for the Giants last year, gaining 1,015 yards on 221 carries and adding 23 catches for 245 yards.

Bradshaw is the No. 76 player on our Free Agent Hot 100, and the only running back on the list who remains unsigned.

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48 Responses to “Steelers, Packers interested in Ahmad Bradshaw”
  1. skoobyfl says: Mar 17, 2013 5:16 PM

    Foot injuries never really heal, they’re just good enough to still run on.

  2. rpiotr01 says: Mar 17, 2013 5:16 PM

    Desperate times call for desperate measures.

  3. greenejoemean says: Mar 17, 2013 5:18 PM

    just wanted to post before ravenator.

  4. muskyhunter2542 says: Mar 17, 2013 5:20 PM

    I’ve been wondering about this all along. I think Bradshaw fits the Green Bay Packers better than Steven Jackson would have anyway. This would be better for the Packers than signing Stephen Jackson

  5. andrewproughcfe says: Mar 17, 2013 5:20 PM

    Bradshaw hasn’t proven he’s capable of falling down on the 1 foot line to secure a Super Bowl win, so most teams are still a bit skeptical.

  6. Stiller43 says: Mar 17, 2013 5:20 PM

    “It would be unlike the Packers to spend a lot on a free agent running back (or a free agent at any position, for that matter),…”

    Because it’s likely for the Steelers? Whens the last time the Steelers made a splash in free agency?

  7. raiderlyfe510 says: Mar 17, 2013 5:22 PM

    The Steelers are actually interested in a Free Agent? What is this world coming to?

  8. n0hopeleft says: Mar 17, 2013 5:23 PM

    Whoever signs him is going to get a dude who gives 100% on every play.

  9. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 17, 2013 5:25 PM

    There was little interest in Bradshaw as teams were under the erroneous impression that he had died.

  10. daknight93 says: Mar 17, 2013 5:25 PM

    Ahmad Bradshaw will be a great addition to any team that picks him up if he can stay healthy; I’m quite sure next team he signs with will have an injury clause in his contract… Iwish Ahmad the best in his search for a new team.

  11. ravenator says: Mar 17, 2013 5:25 PM

    Bradshaw would do himself a favor picking the Packers. At least then he can compete for another Lombardi. Steelers are dead locked to finish below .500

  12. Iknoweverything says: Mar 17, 2013 5:26 PM

    Steelers and Packers. Two proud and tradition rich franchises that had success back in the days.
    But that was then, this is now. And these two clubs aren’t sniffing a championship for at least a decade.

    There are two new franchises that have assembled rosters that will one day be considered the best ever. These two teams will become icons of the game and be the model of which all others try to emulate.

    The Seahawks and Chiefs are the teams that will capture the Lombardi trophy for the next decade. With so many titles in the near future, the league should rename the trophy to what it should have been named in the first place………Thee Lamar Hunt trophy, and the NFC championship trophy shall be so named the Pete Carroll trophy

  13. wrenches2pipes says: Mar 17, 2013 5:28 PM

    It will be interesting to see how Ahmad does with another team. Rooting for you.

  14. bigbadal21 says: Mar 17, 2013 5:39 PM

    It would be a good pickup for either team.

  15. robinyount19 says: Mar 17, 2013 5:43 PM

    Good luck in Pittsburgh, Ahmad. The only time the Packers sign anyone is if they’re the ONLY team interested.

  16. mattsffrd says: Mar 17, 2013 5:44 PM

    i don’t understand why he isn’t drawing more interest

  17. mp4pack says: Mar 17, 2013 5:52 PM

    The Packers? Sign a free agent? The story about Clay Matthews breaking both legs in a car accident is more believable.

  18. mnpacker says: Mar 17, 2013 5:54 PM

    “So your telling me there’s a chance”

  19. GenXJay says: Mar 17, 2013 6:06 PM

    27 yr old starting RB prospect for GB?
    & I thought Cheeseheads regarded a 29 yr old WR as ‘too old & too many miles’…hypocrites.
    TT, don’t break the bank like Clay Matthews legs.
    Drama club.

  20. myasylum11 says: Mar 17, 2013 6:13 PM

    Ted Tompson will let him walk as soon as the Steelers offer him $1.00 more.

  21. kwjsb says: Mar 17, 2013 6:14 PM

    Hillis? He can’t go to Greenbay, it’s too far from Langley, Va.

  22. vikings1packers0 says: Mar 17, 2013 6:15 PM

    The Packers will not sign a free agent.. they “Build thru the Draft”.

  23. tedmurph says: Mar 17, 2013 6:16 PM

    muskey, did you really say you’d rather have Bradshaw than SJackson??? Jackson, for a year or two could have an impact with Atl similar to MFaulk going to the Rams

  24. logicailvoicesays says: Mar 17, 2013 6:18 PM

    Bradshaw is yet another player happy to get away from two losses per year to the perennial Super Bowl champion Redskins.

  25. myasylum11 says: Mar 17, 2013 6:27 PM

    I’m starting to wonder if the Packers Superbowl win was more of a fluke than anything. Thompson is becoming a joke, That is content with mediocrity.
    Its no wonder why players are leaving Green Bay to earn their pay day that the rest of the NFL is earning.
    Have fun being average while the rest of the NFL is concentrating on winning.

  26. jhtobias says: Mar 17, 2013 6:29 PM

    Seattle fan has been putting too much hippie juice in their coffee.. You cheaters better win the super in the next two years because after that welcome to cap hell.. Try signing lynch wilson sherman etc and by then cheater carrol will have left to ruin another franchise..

  27. vikingsvoice says: Mar 17, 2013 6:30 PM

    He’d fit right in with the rest of the Packers RB’s on the injury report.

  28. phlyerzpwnu says: Mar 17, 2013 6:31 PM

    Another Duce Staley type signing? I forget…how’d that work out?

  29. johnnyb216 says: Mar 17, 2013 6:46 PM

    Bradshaw must feel pretty good being courted by 2 teams who never participate in free agency… Or he knows he’s being courted by 2 teams who won’t pay him peanuts.

  30. bigbluecrew420 says: Mar 17, 2013 7:13 PM

    So logical you must think perennial means “once every 30 years or more”

  31. johnnyhambone says: Mar 17, 2013 7:18 PM

    bradshaws former assistant offensive line coach with the giants jack bicknell jr. is now the offensive line coach in pittsburgh. Good chance he ends up with the steelers.

  32. rtp295 says: Mar 17, 2013 7:31 PM

    Lets actually lock him up (unlike Jackson). Bradshaw if healthy is a great pick up, he runs hard every play and is explosive, i think he would bring a lot to a position with many question marks

  33. bobzilla1001 says: Mar 17, 2013 7:32 PM

    phlyerzpwnu:
    Staley, Bettis and a No. 1 defense powered the Steelers to a 15-1 record in 2004. The following season, the Steelers won a Super Bowl. Signing Staley didn’t hurt a bit. But thanks for asking.

    johnnyb:
    Never is a strong word.
    Staley, James Farrior and Ryan Clark all come to mind. Before those three, there was Kevin Greene.

    I just don’t think Roethlisberger could handle a player in a Steelers jersey named Bradshaw. Too much of a distraction.

  34. whatjusthapped says: Mar 17, 2013 7:36 PM

    Define “interest” I have no doubt both teams placed a phone call and maybe even talked about bringing him in for a visit but between the two teams involved, it will never be a bidding war. Bradshaw should jump at the chance to come into camp, anyone’s camp.

  35. stevenwilliams2013 says: Mar 17, 2013 7:44 PM

    Ahmad Glass-Shaw

  36. phlyerzpwnu says: Mar 17, 2013 7:56 PM

    Staley was a joke it Pitt…16 games over 3 seasons and only 5 games with 38 carries in 05 and 1 game in 06…yeah he was a factor! He was brought in to do way more…and couldn’t provide.

  37. majikwen says: Mar 17, 2013 8:02 PM

    stop this Packers are going to sign someone crap. if nobody wants bradshaw then i’ll listen.

  38. jazzyherb says: Mar 17, 2013 8:32 PM

    Pretty sure staley won a Super Bowl with Pittsburgh, not Philly

  39. thejuddstir says: Mar 17, 2013 8:49 PM

    If Bradshaw wants to be used, he would be wise to sign with the Steelers. The Packers forgot how to use a RB back when they got rid of Ahmad Green. I doubt they even have any running plays in their playbook.

  40. theytukrjobs says: Mar 17, 2013 9:01 PM

    He always gets hurt. Always. If you pick this guy up you should just bench him until week 14 or something so that maybe, just maybe, he would be available for a playoff run if the team makes it that far.

    But when he is healthy he really is a very good running back. I’d almost go so far as to call him a top 15 back when healthy. Even top 10. But he always always always gets hurt.

  41. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Mar 17, 2013 10:18 PM

    Just use him as situational back and running by committee or guaranteed he’ll break down.

  42. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Mar 17, 2013 10:21 PM

    His style of run is the poster child for Fisher’s proposed no lowering your head rule.

  43. tangysizzl says: Mar 18, 2013 1:56 AM

    Always liked Bradshaw, hes a load to bring down and he runs hard everytime he touches the ball.

    With Cedric Benson coming off a foot injury of his own, might as well go with the younger guy in Bradshaw. Him and DuJuan Harris should make a nice duo.

  44. nickynick04 says: Mar 18, 2013 4:57 AM

    The Packers and Steelers both build thru the draft for the most part…..

  45. Shinnbone says: Mar 18, 2013 7:53 AM

    Iknoweverything says: Mar 17, 2013 5:26 PM

    Steelers and Packers. Two proud and tradition rich franchises that had success back in the days.
    But that was then, this is now. And these two clubs aren’t sniffing a championship for at least a decade.

    There are two new franchises that have assembled rosters that will one day be considered the best ever. These two teams will become icons of the game and be the model of which all others try to emulate.

    The Seahawks and Chiefs are the teams that will capture the Lombardi trophy for the next decade. With so many titles in the near future, the league should rename the trophy to what it should have been named in the first place………Thee Lamar Hunt trophy, and the NFC championship trophy shall be so named the Pete Carroll trophy

    You don’t know anything.

  46. bobzilla1001 says: Mar 18, 2013 1:09 PM

    Staley’s contributions to the Steelers included:
    — Staley helped to re-established the team’s power-running-game indentity in 2004, especially at a time when Cowher was forced to start a rookie quarterback.
    — Staley’s presence in 2004 lit a fire under Bettis, who had become complacent and oft-injured.
    — Staley’s mysterious lack of production after his initial 2004 season led to the discovery of Willie Parker, who — in Super Bowl 40 — had a record 75-yard TD run.
    Staley’s brief Steelers career was far from being a failure.

  47. deltaoracle says: Mar 18, 2013 3:33 PM

    It’s nice that there’s an off-season so fans of the never-have-been teams can act like they’re kings of the world.

  48. Canned Heat says: Mar 19, 2013 11:58 AM

    myasylum11 says: Mar 17, 2013 6:27 PM

    I’m starting to wonder if the Packers Superbowl win was more of a fluke than anything. Thompson is becoming a joke, That is content with mediocrity.
    Its no wonder why players are leaving Green Bay to earn their pay day that the rest of the NFL is earning.
    Have fun being average while the rest of the NFL is concentrating on winning.
    __________________________________

    I’ll go out on a limb and say it’s a given that your wife handles your checkbook. Most of these teams are robbing Peter to pay Paul and will be strapped for 5 years after their shot at the Lombardi either comes to fruition or fails this year.

    Players are leaving Green Bay because their contracts are up or are end loaded to skyrocketing amounts that make them overpaid in their final year or two. (See Woodson). Crabtree left for a deal the Packers wouldn’t match and the Jennings deal is a classic case of Overpayment 101. Not one team offered Jennings a contract other than the Vikes. Not one. And the Vikes fans sit on here and act all jacked about how they won the lottery. Shows how clueless most MN fans are.

    The New England thing was drummed up by his agent. Jennings wanted Calvin Johnson money….he’s 3rd string at best, and ever since he signed with MN he’s sounds like a scorned 3rd grader whining about how Green Bay didn’t respect him and he didn’t get the ball enough. If you thought that was the case, Greg…wait ’til you’re catching one hoppers off the turf, run blocking 99% of the time, and chasing down DB’s running picks back to the end zone for the other guys.

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