Report: Steelers Have No Plans To Bring In Free Agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Sunday that the Pittsburgh Steelers have interest in former New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw. Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, however, reports on Monday via Twitter that the Steelers have no plans right now to bring in Bradshaw, per a team source of his.

As I pointed out in my previous post about Bradshaw, he has several medical red flags associated with him right now and is likely still recovering from his latest foot surgery. Should he ultimately wind up being signed by the Steelers, I would be shocked if it was for much more than theĀ  minimum.

The Steelers are expected to draft a running back at some point in the upcoming draft and adding an unhealthy Bradshaw at this point in time certainly doesn\’t make much sense.

Like I posted this morning, it is not uncommon to see teams reported as having interest in free agents during this time of the year. How often that is truly the case, however, is anyone\’s guess.

In other words, don\’t believe everything that you read.

  • untitled

    After the last Dulac report about Sanders I’d like to see that backed up elsewhere

  • Kevin Gobleck

    I’d rather draft someone early

  • DoctorNoah

    Call me crazy, but I’d much rather have Dwyer than Bradshaw. And Batch has great potential as well. I’m not overly impressed with the backs in this year’s draft. I think that when the smoke clears, Dwyer ends up our feature back and maybe we pick up someone in the mid rounds.

    Dwyer can hit a hole hard and have a few people in the secondary bounce off him before he goes down. Batch and Dwyer pick up blitzes fairly well. Even combined they’re no AP or Ray Rice but would I spend two cents on Bradshaw or Beanie Wells and consider it an upgrade? No way.

    It all depends on O-line play, new offensive concepts and execution. Despite our new OC, we were predictable and the o-line really failed to open holes for most of the year. Steven Jackson or even Ray Rice couldnt fight his way between Willie Colon or Ramon Foster’s and Marcus Gilbert’s’ butt cheeks when they were being smushed I to one another. I have high hopes for zone blocking in 2013.

  • Sigh of relief. My feet hurt just thinking about it.

  • steeltown

    Agreed. The OLine blocking scheme will go a long way in improving the run game, but I think there are a few good RB prospects in this draft, guess we’ll see

  • Rick Hankey

    They should consider trading for Blount if they can use a 5th or lower on him. I don’t know what Tampa is looking for in return.

  • richard

    We all know how terrible the Steelers o-line has been, I don’t think the problem is the blocking schemes , but in the conditioning. Many of us can remember the good old days when our line would push defenses around, that was a thing of beauty. I am hoping the new coach emphasizes strength training, would be nice to see the o-line moving forward instead of backwards all the time. When they are going forwards there is much less chance of them falling on each others legs and injuring each other.

  • mokhkw

    Hensley @ ESPN is reporting that the Steelers tried to sign Jake Long. Um, what?

  • Not too surprised to see this being reported. Nothing against Bradshaw as he’s hard runner but I don’t think it’s a necessary move, nor do I think there’s any chance they draft a back in the 1st round unless it’s impassible value. Maybe they look at the board in the latter half of the draft for a Back if it’s good value but I’d be willing to bet on the Steelers intending to give Dwyer an opportunity to be the guy. He ran smart and hard last year and was effective. He worked to get himself into proper shape and it showed on the field. He deserves a chance at some more carries. Also, keep in mind that the success of the running game moving forward depends less on the guys in the backfield, and more on the progression of the young bulls on the LOS..

  • If Gerry Dulac reports that the Steelers have no interest in Bradshaw you better believe he’s the Steelers #1 priority in free agency. When’s the last time he got something right? His latest brilliant move was reporting that Sanders had signed an offer sheet with New England and he was wrong about that too.