Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports via Twitter on Wednesday that the Pittsburgh Steelers plan to have free agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw in for another visit just prior to the draft taking place.
Before we go any further, I always like to caution you about any report made by Rapoport, who doesn\’t have a great track record as far as his accuracy goes.
The Steelers had Bradshaw in for a visit a few weeks ago, at which time he took a physical. The former New York Giants running back, however, was still wearing a boot on his right foot at that time as he continues to recover from his January surgery.
Should the Steelers decide to match the one-year, $2.5 million offer sheet given to restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders by the New England Patriots, they would be left with a little less than $750,000 in salary cap space if no other contract restructures or player terminations are made. That would clearly not be enough cap room to sign Bradshaw.
The Steelers more than likely want to have the doctors check the progress of Bradshaw\’s foot rehab just prior to the draft, in case they are unable to come away with a top running back as one of their selections.
Pro Football Talk also reported Wednesday that the Cincinnati Bengals have also expressed interest in Bradshaw and a visit could happen in the next two weeks.