Bradshaw would be ‘excited’ to hear from Jets

Ahmad Bradshaw could be a good fit for the Jets' backfield. Credit: Reuters
Ahmad Bradshaw could be a good fit for the Jets’ backfield.
Credit: Reuters

The Jets might well be a viable option for Ahmad Bradshaw, who said on Tuesday that he was interested in going to the Giants’ crosstown rival and joining forces with head coach Rex Ryan.

Speaking on “NFL AM” on the NFL Network, Bradshaw said he was expecting to get cut by the Giants last week in what was a move designed to clear room under the salary cap. But Bradshaw, who has won two Super Bowls in Giants blue, twice topped 1,000 rushing yards in his NFL career and could be an ideal fit in the Jets backfield. Current “bell cow” Shonn Greene is a free agent and has been inconsistent in his four years with the Jets. Bradshaw could be an ideal fit to help spark a backfield that would also include Bilal Powell and Joe McKnight.

“Whoever needs me, whoever can use me. Whoever I feel that I can get a better chance of playing and helping,” Bradshaw said. “The New York Jets are a team that I’m excited to hear about, just to stay home, not make a big move from New York. It’s just right across the street from where I am now.”

Bradshaw, who turns 27 years old next month, could be a perfect complement to a Jets offense that has struggled the past two years to get the ground game going. The Jets finished last year No. 12 in the league in rushing, but were No. 23 with 3.8 yards per rushing attempt. Bradshaw is also noted as a solid blocker in the backfield.

Foot injuries have limited Bradshaw to just one full season since being a seventh-round pick in 2007, but he is confident in making a return to full health.

“I am just trying to get as healthy as I can before I talk to any team. I haven’t really talked to anybody. [I] feel like this surgery was very well needed. I feel better already,” Bradshaw said. “I should have gone through the surgery last year instead of getting the stem cell, but I felt great after getting the stem cell last year. I felt it was a great success. It felt great up until the sixth or seventh game last year and I played through pain the rest of the season. I will be ready to go for whoever I play for.”

Follow Jets beat writer Kristian Dyer on Twitter @KristianRDyer for all your offseason news from Gang Green.



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