The Giants lost one-half of their tailback tandem when Brandon Jacobs signed with the 49ers and now it looks like they’ll be without Ahmad Bradshaw for their offseason activities.
Bradshaw said Monday that he doesn’t plan on taking part in OTAs after undergoing a platelet rich plasma-type of injection to help heal a stress fracture in his right foot. Bradshaw missed four games with the injury last year and it kept him from practicing regularly during the run to the Super Bowl. Bradshaw said doctors told him he needs two more months off so that he’ll be ready to go for training camp.
“I just want to rest as much as I can,” Bradshaw said, via the New York Post. “By the time training camp comes I want to practice every week. I want to start the season off right.”
Bradshaw has had trouble with his feet for several seasons, a history that makes some doubt his ability to hold up to the pounding a lead back has to take. He said that he feels like he’s up to the task of being an every down back for the Giants next season, but the loss of Jacobs as well as the four-game suspension handed down to Andre Brown will likely have them in the market for more backfield help.
For his part, Bradshaw said he hopes the team sticks with Da’Rel Scott and Danny Ware. The situation with his foot may make that hard for the Giants.