Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Bradshaw an option for the Jets?
By Tim Kavanagh
The New York Jets are in a tough spot this offseason, in need of re-tooling their roster while also burdened with some restrictions on acquisitions due to their salary cap situation. Some releases of high-cap figure veterans can help alleviate that problem, but they may need to play it conservative when it comes to signing outside free agents.
That said, it's possible that we could see former Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw leading their RB stable in 2013.
"In playing with the Giants, they had mentioned that there was a chance for me to come back. I'm always up for that," Bradshaw noted during an appearance on the NFL Network's "NFL AM" program on Tuesday, per NFL.com. "Whatever, whoever needs me, whoever can use me. Whoever I feel that I can get a better chance of playing and helping which team. The New York Jets are a team that I've kinda been thinking 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."
It's interesting to hear Bradshaw raise the idea of the Jets somewhat out of the blue, but then again, it would allow him to maintain a lot of the same routines as it pertains to off-field concerns, so it would be convenient from a personal standpoint. Whether the Jets are intrigued by the idea remains to be seen, however.
James WalkerJets would be silly not to consider this
"Bradshaw is the type of explosive tailback the Jets are looking for. He rushed for 1,015 yards and averaged 4.6 yards per carry last season. Jets leading rusher Shonn Greene, who lacks big-play ability, is an unrestricted free agent and probably won't return. But there are two issues for the Jets to consider: health and money. Bradshaw has battled injuries the past two seasons, and durability could be a concern. The Jets also began the offseason about $19 million over the cap and might not have enough wiggle room to afford Bradshaw in free agency."