Bradshaw signed with the Colts this past summer looking to take over as the number one running back, but he only lasted three games, as he injured his neck in September, which forced him to have season-ending neck surgery and was placed on injured reserve and lead to the Colts making a trade with the Cleveland Browns to pry Trent Richardson away.
In his three games, Bradshaw had 41 carries for 185 yards and 186 yards and two touchdowns. His final game with the Colts was back on September 22 against the San Francisco 49ers in which he had 19 carries for 95 yards and a touchdown, but as Mike Wells of ESPN Indianapolis has reported, it will likely be the final game he plays with the Colts.
"Bradshaw said in December that he felt good enough to play but the Colts had already placed him on injured reserve, ending his season. He wants to continue his playing career. It likely won’t be with the Colts, though. Vick Ballard will be back from ACL surgery and Richardson is returning. It’s hard to imagine Bradshaw accepting the role as the third running back on the depth chart."
It's a highly unlikely scenario given that the Giants cut him because of his salary and due to the fact that he had trouble staying healthy, however, given the fact that the Giants current running back situation is very bleak due to Brandon Jacobs retirement, Andre Brown being a free agent and David Wilson recovering from neck surgery, the Giants could always look to their former seventh round draft pick from 2007 if they need some familiarity to their offense; sort of similar to what the team did when they were in need of a running back in Week 2 and re-signed Jacobs off his couch.
In order to come back to the team, Bradshaw would likely have to accept a one-year offer for the veteran minimum given the fact he's coming off a major surgery, but since Wilson is not a given to even be healthy for 2014, Bradshaw might have the chance to play if he were to come back, plus more importantly, he knows how to pass protect and block for Eli Manning, something the running backs struggled with during the season.
If Bradshaw however doesn't come back to New Jersey and to the only place he's ever called home and won two Super Bowls with, there will likely be a few interested teams who can use a veteran running back and fierce team leader on their roster.
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