Report: Steelers Interested In Former Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw

Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting on Twitter that the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers have both expressed interest in former New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw.

Bradshaw, who was released by the Giants in early February, reportedly received clearance recently to begin making free agent visits as he continues to recover from January foot surgery. That surgery consisted of Bradshaw having a smaller screw in his right foot replaced with a larger one and it was the third surgery on his right foot. ┬áIn addition to his right foot problems, Bradshaw has also had a left foot operation and surgeries on both ankles since coming into the league. If that wasn\’t enough, he has also had neck issues.

In the last two seasons, the soon-to-be 27 year-old running back has played in 26 games and rushed for 1,674 yards on 392 carries and 15 touchdowns. He also chipped in 57 catches for 512 yards and 2 touchdowns during those same two years.

While the Steelers might indeed have interest in Bradshaw, it would be hard to believe that they would sign him for more than the minimum considering that he has so many medical red flags. The Steelers lost Rashard Mendenhall this past week to the Arizona Cardinals in free agency and appear set to address the running back position in the draft at some point.

The Steelers also tendered free agent running backs Jonathan Dwyer, Isaac Redman and Baron Batch prior to the start of the free agent signing period.

  • dgh57

    I would rather find someone in this upcoming draft!! Plenty to choose from(Ball, Lacy, Bell, Barner, Bernard ect.)

  • CrRe

    I want to see us be serious about drafting a RB with one of earlier round picks as our RB for the future. However, if Bradshaw would be willing to sign like a one year, salary cap friendly deal, that’d be cool. Not sure how likely that would be, but that is about the extent of what I’d like to see the Steelers do in regard to potentially bringing in Bradshaw.

  • Tim Bodamer

    LATTIMORE In the middle rounds… Put him on ir or pp in 2013… Get him healthy and watch the guy lourish in 2014

  • Mr irrelevant

    What you’re all missing is that fact that Bradshaw played behind a bicknell jr coached oline. He’s a vet rb that knows the zone blocking scheme inside and out

  • Mr irrelevant

    I also wod love to see gillislee but I think bell or Michael at rb is out pick

  • CP 72

    I actually think Bradshaw is a very underrated back. He’s had problems staying healthy so maybe a contract with some big incentives is in order. He is good catching the ball and that’s a plus that we need to add to this offense.

  • Superdriller316

    If our OL gets to their potential we could have anyone back there to run.

  • Rubem Dornas

    No, thanks. With so many injury issues, I prefer John Clay or Chad Spann instead of Bradshaw.

  • Jazz

    I wouldn’t take this guy earlier than the 4th round; too risky.

  • disqus_wdLdx4W76r

    Lacy or Bell..Nobody with health flags..We could use that $ elsewhere..Midas well just cut Batch.If someone takes Sanders we’ll have two 3rd round picks..I like that

  • mghjr88

    I would rather not have Bradshaw on the team.

  • GunsDontKillWoodleyKills

    More garbage

  • NW86

    I would say this is pretty highly unlikely. The only way I could see this is if:
    1. They wait until after the draft, and the way it shakes out, they don’t end up picking an RB in the first 4 rounds.
    2. Bradshaw is still on the street at that time, and by that time he is realizing there isn’t a big market for him and is willing to sign a very modest deal similar to the one W. Gay signed.

  • Garrett Hunt

    Worse than Alemeda Ta’amu? He could sit the entire season (which I don’t see happening) and still be just as productive.

  • SteelSpine

    Just like annually someone says Steelers “may be interested” in Tiki Barber.

  • Kyle Owens

    This guy has more metal in his body than the Terminator. No thanks!

  • Kolie Oak

    Bradshaw would be a HUGE upgrade obviously few here, knows how tough this dude is….
    The only question is at what expense?

  • wolverine

    Garrett, told u they want bradshaw. And Haley,Tomlin and Colbert want to get rid of sanders so they can use that money to sign Breaston and the extra draft pick for Lattimore. Sanders is a 3rd or 4th WR. Breaston is #2.No way does MR.Kraft give up a 3rd round pick for Sanders. Maybe the Browns would