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Steelers, Packers, Broncos in play for Bradshaw

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Today’s edition of Pro Football Talk includes a look at the status of some of the remaining free agents with recognizable names.  Which as required some advance sleuthing regarding the players in question.

Which has given me some stuff I can parlay into a post.

Running back Ahmad Bradshaw has been available since before the launch of free agency, since the Giants cut him.  He had a visit with and took a physical for the Steelers, who opted to check on his surgically-repaired foot in the coming weeks.

We’re told that the Broncos and Packers also are interested in Bradshaw, who rushed for over 1,000 yards in 2012, despite missing two full games.

At this point, teams may decide to wait to see if they can get any running backs they like in the draft before signing a veteran whose tires are missing tread.

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36 Responses to “Steelers, Packers, Broncos in play for Bradshaw”
  1. nickster31 says: Apr 5, 2013 4:59 PM

    As soon as his foot is healed, he will sign with the Steelers. The other teams have showed NO real interest.

    He will look good in Black and Gold!

  2. grabgrabgrab says: Apr 5, 2013 5:00 PM

    Please don’t do it Green Bay. You passed on a better back in Steven Jackson. Refrain from making any retarded FA moves. Continue with the “draft and develop” mentality…

  3. dalucks says: Apr 5, 2013 5:01 PM

    I always find it funny that in a “quarterback driven league” that when the alledged “franchise quarterback” is unsuccessful, the first thing the media says he needs is a running game.
    Again, why have the media devalued the RB position to overrate the QB position?

  4. nunezmc says: Apr 5, 2013 5:01 PM

    Still hoping that Denver will take Marcus Lattimore in a mid round. Kid deserves a shot

  5. nineroutsider says: Apr 5, 2013 5:01 PM

    The Packers would be dangerous with him and Benson running the rock. We didn’t see much of Benson last year (injury), but if the Packers fix that running game they will be a lot tougher to beat than they already are.

  6. greenbowlpackers12 says: Apr 5, 2013 5:09 PM

    come on to lambeau bro we could use your help back there!

  7. emoney826 says: Apr 5, 2013 5:13 PM

    Why even include the Packers in these reports? We all know what the outcome will be.

  8. esotericmindguy says: Apr 5, 2013 5:15 PM

    Steelers and Broncos in play for Bradshaw. Fixed

  9. pgcubano says: Apr 5, 2013 5:22 PM

    yes!!! get em out the nfc east

  10. trevor123698 says: Apr 5, 2013 5:23 PM

    I’m unsure how bradshaw even still plays with his foot issues. i sure don’t want him on my team even though I know he is a warrior

  11. milkcan44 says: Apr 5, 2013 5:27 PM

    Packers won’t do it. They already have a back (Starks) who would be perfect opposite Harris, but he like Bradshaw is on the shelf all the time.

  12. logicailvoicesays says: Apr 5, 2013 5:29 PM

    A once mediocre RB with bum feet who got cut by a second rate team. Why would anyone sign him?

    When teams do stuff like this it’s easy to see why the Redskins are dominant year in and year out. They find and keep the best players. They never have players like Bradshaw they have to cut and they never sign cast offs like Bradshaw. HTTR.

  13. bgm9876 says: Apr 5, 2013 5:30 PM

    why not bills???

  14. Deb says: Apr 5, 2013 5:35 PM

    If Bradshaw’s foot is okay, he’d be a natural addition for the Steelers. But right now I’d like to see Tomlin, Colbert, and LeBeau take a chance on Rolando McClain, just cut from the Raiders. He was an extraordinary college player–Saban’s defensive signal-caller. He needs the kind of discipline Saban provided, and he can turn around his career. We need the kind of pass rush he’s capable of bringing when he’s focused. If we can sign him cheap, he’d be worth a look-see.

  15. Sideline Mob says: Apr 5, 2013 5:48 PM

    Bradshaw would work out well for Pittsburgh, agreed. We see Green Bay looking to the draft and a guy like Alabama’s Eddie Lacy early, or perhaps taking a shot at Marcus Lattimore in later rounds.

  16. Canned Heat says: Apr 5, 2013 5:52 PM

    grabgrabgrab says: Apr 5, 2013 5:00 PM

    Please don’t do it Green Bay. You passed on a better back in Steven Jackson. Refrain from making any retarded FA moves. Continue with the “draft and develop” mentality…
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    Agree to an extent, but your window of potential greatness is only so big and I think Ted realizes that.

    Personally, I think he’d fit well, he’s a good pass blocker for pass audibles (AR does quite often), and he runs well in lousy field conditions like you have at Soldier and Lambeau and elsewhere in the winter months especially.

    My gut says his health issues won’t land him in in GB…..part of the same reason Jennings is no longer with the team.

  17. darkneptune73 says: Apr 5, 2013 6:07 PM

    So what are the odds the Packers miss out on Bradshaw like they did with Steven Jackson?

  18. ironcity6pak says: Apr 5, 2013 6:37 PM

    Steelers have minimal money to sign him. The only way he signs with the steelers is if he likes the organization and the way things have been in Pittsburgh I doubt it. I hate to say that.

  19. immafubared says: Apr 5, 2013 6:53 PM

    I can tell you one thing, he ain’t going to the Packers. He wants to get paid real money not that Packer stock that is worthless. The guy ain’t thinking super bowl he’s thinking my personal pay check is whats important.

  20. onbucky96 says: Apr 5, 2013 7:01 PM

    Let me help. Green Bay will not sign Bradshaw. Now aren’t we all better people?

  21. ravenkiller1986 says: Apr 5, 2013 7:24 PM

    Hope pitt gets him. any team would be better with hin. last year 12 games and 1000+ yards. he still has gas in the tank.enough said. and ravenator can eat sh*t. hahaha

  22. justintuckrule says: Apr 5, 2013 7:28 PM

    Must be nice going from one future hall of fame QB to being courted by 3 more future hof qbs. Good luck AB. You’ll be missed and your qbs will be loving your blitz pick up skills.

  23. ctgiant says: Apr 5, 2013 7:29 PM

    As a 50+ year giants fan, this kid a 7th round pick, took us to our 1st SB, in 2007. Jacobs & Ware were hurt, were in Buffalo, TC puts this kid
    in, and he runs wild, giving us that win to secure a spot in the playoffs.
    He is only 26, seems like he’s been around much longer, but if he has a crack, somehow he can break one, and is “all business” while he plays.
    He slapped Cruz in the head last year, and went toe to toe with Coughlin on the sidelines, no one does that.
    Coughlin could not give him any higher praise, in his comments about AB. Where ever he lands, watch out, he can do some stuff hurt, most guys would be on IR.
    CT GIANT

  24. EJ says: Apr 5, 2013 7:40 PM

    logicailvoicesays says: Apr 5, 2013 5:29 PM

    A once mediocre RB with bum feet who got cut by a second rate team. Why would anyone sign him?

    When teams do stuff like this it’s easy to see why the Redskins are dominant year in and year out. They find and keep the best players. They never have players like Bradshaw they have to cut and they never sign cast offs like Bradshaw. HTTR.

    Wow… Do you comment just to get a rise out of everyone? You can’t seriously think that the Redskins are dominant, do you?
    If your QB RGIII does come back at 100%, which I doubt will happen, the Coaching staff will start treating him like a porcelain statue and hold him back. Even if they don’t baby him and they do let him go right back at it, It will only be a matter of time until he is injured again. Maybe even worse than the last time too. If I were you I would stop Jinxing myself with the “My Team Is” crap.

  25. ravenator says: Apr 5, 2013 7:45 PM

    Hes only in play for the Packers and Broncos. Steelers are broke – they can’t afford him.

  26. axespray says: Apr 5, 2013 8:28 PM

    Can’t we just keep Cedric Benson – he was doing pretty good once the coach decided not to pass it 97% of the time and play into the hands of the defense that was expecting pass and nothing but pass….

    Dude picked up most his yards after contact – our oline is the problem with our running game – dude’s can’t pancake crap.

  27. pshark5 says: Apr 5, 2013 9:47 PM

    Have you ever been to Green Bay?… Why would any young, normal African-American choose to live around there? Unless they like fat, ugly, white trash women or that is the only chance they have to play in the NFL. Maybe there is a reason the Packers have so many dorky, white guys with bad, mullety, late 1980′s haircuts.

  28. barroomhero80 says: Apr 5, 2013 10:06 PM

    Packers still will go nowhere with him

  29. dontcareforu says: Apr 5, 2013 11:19 PM

    G Bay offensive line?….Steelers O line? Broncos line? ding ding ding! and what do we have for the winners Bob?!? (but we football heads already know that $ will make decisions)

  30. mumfio says: Apr 5, 2013 11:55 PM

    ctgiant says:
    Apr 5, 2013 7:29 PM
    As a 50+ year giants fan, this kid a 7th round pick, took us to our 1st SB, in 2007.
    —————————————————
    I am younger than you and I’m not a Giants fan. But I’ve seen the Giants go to 5 super bowls, winning 4 of them. 2007 definitely wasn’t the Giants 1st SB.

  31. Bluestree says: Apr 6, 2013 2:23 AM

    The Packers already have two gimpy backs, Benson and Starks. Benson has the Lis Franc and has gotten into trouble in town already. If he doesn’t come back like Jim Brown he’s already gone. Starks had one nice stretch in an otherwise injury filled career, so he’s a pulled groin away from unemployment as well. I also see nothing in Ted Thompson’s history that leads me to believe he will draft a back early. Alex Green, DuJuan Harris are there backfield as of now, and if they pick anybody up, it will have to be someone good in protection.

  32. jpfonstad says: Apr 6, 2013 11:12 AM

    pshark5 says:Apr 5, 2013 9:47 PM

    Have you ever been to Green Bay?… Why would any young, normal African-American choose to live around there? Unless they like fat, ugly, white trash women or that is the only chance they have to play in the NFL. Maybe there is a reason the Packers have so many dorky, white guys with bad, mullety, late 1980′s haircuts.

    pshark5…. you are a pathetic tool….get a life….

  33. nix35 says: Apr 6, 2013 11:35 AM

    Someone said its easy to see how redskins are dominant year in and year out. What redskins are you watching???

  34. ravenkiller1986 says: Apr 6, 2013 11:59 AM

    He must of meant pitt or gb or pats. i dont ever remember the redskins dominating anything. wierd.

  35. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 6, 2013 3:22 PM

    The Packers will be one of a handful of Lombardi trophy contenders again this year, with or without Bradshaw.

  36. stormeeatl says: Apr 7, 2013 8:02 PM

    @pshark5, you are either completely ignorant or a bitter Bears or Vikings fan. Either way make sure you kiss your mommy good night before you go back to that dingy room in her basement you live in

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