No running backs were taken in the first round of the draft for the first time since 1963.
They figure to start coming off the board on Friday, but teams that don’t find what they’re looking for in the backfield in the draft will have a veteran option to add to the mix once the draft comes to a close. PFT has learned from a league source that running back Ahmad Bradshaw has received full medical clearance to resume all football activities after having surgery on his troublesome foot earlier in the offseason.
Bradshaw had to have a screw from a previous operation replaced with another one, something that’s kept him from working out for teams that might be interested in signing him. One of those teams is the Steelers, who had Bradshaw in for a visit already. Their General Manager Kevin Colbert told PFT Live this week that they will revisit the possibility of bringing Bradshaw on board after the draft.
Depending on how the next two days play out, the Steelers may have company in pursuit of the former Giant running back. If that market does develop that way, Bradshaw probably won’t be unemployed too much longer.