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Bradshaw helped deliver Nicks to the Colts

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When receiver Hakeem Nicks opted to sign with the Colts last month, a former Giants teammate helped close the deal.

Former Giants (and current Colts) running back Ahmad Bradshaw lobbied Nicks to choose Indy.

“I went to his house a week before his signing] and was just telling him how great it is over here,” Bradshaw told Stephen F. Holder of the Indianapolis Star.  “I think it kind of helped his decision.  I was really encouraging him to come over.”

Bradshaw said he helped broker the other end of the deal, too.

“Coach [Chuck Pagano] texted me and [said], ‘Is this going to be a great [signing]?’” Bradshaw said.  “I said, ‘Coach, this will help us and our team tremendously.’”

Injury limited Bradshaw to three games (and two starts) for the Colts in 2013, his first year with the team.  Still, by reaching the end zone twice in those three games, Bradshaw scored, well, two more touchdowns that Nicks generated in 15 starts for the Giants.

Which means that it probably wasn’t that hard of a sell, because it’s not like Nicks had many other options.

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11 Responses to “Bradshaw helped deliver Nicks to the Colts”
  1. nygmann says: Apr 28, 2014 1:32 PM

    Wow! Even ex-NYG players help their own! Nice!

  2. justintuckrule says: Apr 28, 2014 1:35 PM

    3 rings on a young team is invaluable.

  3. 12444uggg says: Apr 28, 2014 1:35 PM

    A bit obvious, but I like hearing that players like playing in Indy.

    Colts 11-5 AFC champs, 3 seed.

  4. justintuckrule says: Apr 28, 2014 1:36 PM

    Also invaluable…. These men are pats’ beaters.

  5. thepftpoet says: Apr 28, 2014 1:36 PM

    That makes Bradshaw a better GM than the colts have.

  6. n0hopeleft says: Apr 28, 2014 1:44 PM

    As a die hard Giants fan, I wish nothing but the best for these two. I hope they stay healthy and contribute.

    Bradshaw was the toughest runner I’ve ever seen in a Giants uniform – with two hobbled feet / ankles.

    Never went down on the first touch, never took plays off, never allowed sacks while pass protecting, and always said and did the right things.

  7. kd75 says: Apr 28, 2014 2:06 PM

    If Nicks is playing for a new contract he should play…Wait, scratch that.

  8. tvjules says: Apr 28, 2014 2:22 PM

    Now, let’s hope the GM can find a center, and shore up a weak O-Line to give these guys a shot at another ring!!

  9. flicka727 says: Apr 28, 2014 4:59 PM

    Horrible signing. $2 million bonus for a guy that can’t stay healthy.

  10. soupkan says: Apr 28, 2014 5:59 PM

    And yet you still have Eli?

  11. lic112014 says: Apr 28, 2014 7:28 PM

    Both of them were important players for the Giants super bowl championship.But Bradshaw can’t stay healthy and Nicks has to prove he can still get in the end zone.Hopefully he’ll fight for the ball better than he did with the Giants.I hope both of them can be productive for Indy.

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