Report: Former Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw To Visit Steelers Later This Week

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports Tuesday evening on Twitter that former New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw is expected to visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers at some point during this week. During his visit, the Steelers are expected to explore his health and medicals, according to the report.

Bradshaw, who just turned 27 this past week, has undergone three known surgeries on his right foot as well as procedures on his left foot and both ankles. His latest surgery took place back in January, and he said in a radio interview last week that he was waiting to make free agent visits until he was healthy enough to show teams what he has.

“I’ve decided not to work out with teams yet,” Bradshaw said in an interview with ESPN Radio in New York, via the Newark Star-Ledger. “I want to be as healthy as I can be, I want to be explosive, and I want teams to see what they are able to get. Right now, I’m working on that, and I think it’s coming along faster and faster. I’m walking around without the boot.”

Bradshaw has also reportedly garnered the interest of the Green Bay Packers and the New York Jets in addition to the Steelers. Last season he rushed for 1,015 yards on 221 carries and scored six touchdowns.

The Steelers are working with very limited salary cap space right now, so there is no guarantee that they will be able to afford Bradshaw at this time. The team might just want to get a good look at him, in case they are unable to come out of the draft next month with a running back.

  • RW

    Pass. Plenty of late round draft picks are able to start and succeed at the RB position in this league. Why not grab one or two and give it a whirl?

  • Alexander Sebastian Heath

    Because steelers aren’t in a rebuilding mode; they are reloading. The pool for this running backs in draft is really narrow for ZBS. In comparison, Bradshaw actually outshine them all, even with potentials.

    This also might mean they have an eye on Lattimore, needing a rb to fill the void while Lattimore heals.

    It can be many things but Bradshaw give us a better look we haven’t seen for a while.

  • dgh57

    I say see what we can get in this upcoming draft. A lot of good RBs coming out this year.(Ball, Bernard, Lacy, Bell, Taylor, ect.) Bradshaw has yet to play a full season!

  • RMSteeler

    Hope this is smokescreen/due diligence. Pass on this one. Better money to be spent elsewhere. Look at all the rookie RB’s that no one thought of at the draft last year that did well. OL gets healthy and their act together, and it won’t matter much who runs behind it. Just get some training wheels for Gilbert. Would like to get an OL like the old Broncos. Plug and play any back for a 1,000 yd season. After the past two seasons, don’t need a gimp.

  • SteelSpine

    I wonder if the parade of cheap &/or injured vet FAs who have been paraded thru Burgh were simply asked 1 question: “Will you play for the minimum?”
    “Bye then.”

  • zyzak

    If he’s healthy it would be a great fit. He’s a good guy

  • Tom

    It would be nice to see the Steelers have an NFL caliber running back on the roster. With that said…….. unless the get improved blocking this year, it won’t matter much.

    As far as the money needed……there is still that one contractual “elephant in the room” left on the roster.

  • Jonathon Bert Schade

    One more good lineman in the draft would be more welcome. Then almost any RB will look good.

  • steeltown

    Bradshaw has been productive when healthy.. but I feel he is damaged goods now

    I guess if we could sign him for cheap then why not.. my guess is the same as Bryan mentioned, if by some crazy instance they dont land a RB in the draft, they’ll have done their due diligence on Bradshaw and would consider bringing him in the mix

  • RW

    I think RB is particularly deep at the back end of the draft, even for ZBS. Jawan Jamison is someone I like and think could make an immediate impact, especially on passing downs. Montee Ball is also someone I’d look at. I wouldnt mind taking a shot w Lattimore, but Id rather grab a back who can make an immediate impact.

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  • redneckmuslim

    I know the conventional wisdom is that you can get a good running back later in the draft, but look at this:

    Chris Rainey, 5th 2012
    Baron Batch, 7th 2011
    Jonathan Dwyer, 6th 2010
    Frank Summers, 5th 2009
    Rashard Mendenhall, 1st 2008
    Cedric Humes, 7th 2006
    Noah Herron, 7th 2005
    Verron Haynes, 5th 2002
    Amos Zereoue, 3rd 1999

    Either we a) aren’t very good at scouting running back talent or b) our line is to blame or c) the talent is gone in the first few rounds.

    I’m starting to think it’s more c than anybody admits, especially if you have some b mixed in there.

    By the way, why are the Giants letting Bradshaw walk? Because they took a guy in the first round last year. I think we need to take someone early this year.

  • mokhkw

    Damaged Goods pretty much describes every RB the Giants have let go since 2005 ( Earnest Graham, Brandon Jacobs & now Bradshaw).

    It’s another Duce Staley that we should avoid…..only this one has a touch of Mendenfumbles as well. I’d rather they take a look at Rashad Jennings, Javon Ringer or Bernard Scott instead.

  • steeltown

    There is talent in the later Rds, it just few and far between

    That being said, Im hoping WR, RB and LB/SS in the first 3Rds (in any order)

  • Alexander Sebastian Heath

    While I actually agree with you- I’m a fan of jawan Jamison but his long speed scare me. He’d need to bulk up a bit to fill out his size, of course I can see the ray rice comparison but right now its a poor man’s ray rice so I’m thinking Bernard Scott and.. I don’t know. Don’t like Ball, would rather Levon Bell from Michigan State over Ball but he has similar skillsets as dwyer.

    Which is why I think steelers wants to have Bradshaw so the can take a chance at Lattimore at right round. Considering the situation, it can actually work out very well. It means Dwyer has to compete for it, rookies will have time to develop. A solid veteran kind of signing, unlike Duce Staley’s signing ha

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