Sunday, February 3, 2013
Bradshaw's future with Giants
By Tom Carpenter
Ahmad Bradshaw's lengthy and nearly constant history of foot problems throughout his NFL career make it so that we could practically cut-and-paste the latest chapter of his foot ailments from a previous story. Per Jenny Vrentas of the Star-Ledger, Bradshaw has undergone yet another foot surgery; this one replaced a screw in his right foot with a longer one and will sideline him for 10 weeks. The procedure took place 10 days ago.
Considering how his foot ailments have limited his production for years and left him unreliable from game to game, it's fair to wonder about his future with the New York Giants -- especially since rookie and first-round draft pick David Wilson came on strong late in the 2012 season and Andre Brown stepped up his game.
Here is ESPN NFC East blogger Dan Graziano's take Bradshaw's tenure with the Giants:
Dan GrazianoAhmad Bradshaw's feet fail him again
"They like 2012 first-round draft pick David Wilson, and they got good production last season out of Andre Brown, who's a free agent and coming off of a broken leg. Bradshaw is scheduled to make $3.75 million in 2013, and has another year on his contract after that, and the Giants project to be over the salary cap. So yes, decisions to make for the Giants at this key position. It's hard to believe they're ready to just hand a starter's workload to Wilson at this point, and they value Bradshaw for his pass-protection ability even when he's not running at full strength. But they have a lot of other holes to address this offseason, not the least of which is the free-agent left side of their offensive line, and they could reach a point at which it doesn't make financial sense or roster-space sense to keep Bradshaw when they can't trust him to stay on the field."