As the Colts continue to negotiate with running back Ahmad Bradshaw, the former Giants running back has a fallback plan.
If it doesn’t work out in Indy, a source with knowledge of the situation says he’ll possibly take a visit to the Patriots.
The Pats know Bradshaw well. He contributed to both of the Giants’ Super Bowl wins over New England, gaining 45 yards on nine carries in Super Bowl XLII, and rushing for 72 yards and a key, late-game, butt-first touchdown in Super Bowl XLVI.
Cut by the Giants after a 1,000-yard season in 2012, Bradshaw drew interest from the Steelers, Broncos, and Packers at a time when his surgically-repaired foot was healing. But each team addressed their needs during the draft, and it’s been largely quiet for Bradshaw in recent weeks.
Still only 27, Bradshaw has some tread left on the tires — assuming his bad wheel has been repaired. But it’ll be hard to score a significant contract, given his injury history, age (as running backs go), and the reality that plenty of cheap, young special-teams-playing running backs are available.