Steelers, Packers interested in Ahmad Bradshaw

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.

48 responses to “Steelers, Packers interested in Ahmad Bradshaw

  1. 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

  2. “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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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..

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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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