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Ahmad Bradshaw not Opposed to Joining New York Jets

February 12th, 2013 at 2:00 PM
By Donald Lappe

Another day, another former New York Giants player who would be open to staying in the New York area by joining the New York Jets. Previously Osi Umenyiora made public comments about being open to signing with the Jets and now recently cut running back Ahmad Bradshaw has been mulling the possibility of donning the green and white. With the Jets likely to make some kind of addition at the running back position, it could be a nice fit for both sides.

'Bradshaw Sweep' photo (c) 2008, Ted Kerwin - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Ahmad Bradshaw is looking for a new team, but doesn't necessarily want a new home. He could stay in the area and continue playing games at MetLife Stadium if he signs with the New York Jets. The New York Giants might still have plans for Bradshaw, but he has started thinking about the next stop in his NFL career.

"Whatever, whoever needs me, whoever can use me. Whoever I feel that I can get a better chance of playing and helping which team. The New York Jets are a team that I've kinda been thinking about, just to stay home, not make a big move from New York. It's just right across the street from where I am now."

The Jets just might be interested. With Shonn Greene hitting the open market, not a fan favorite by any stretch, the team will likely be looking for some fresh legs in the backfield. Joe McKnight and Bilal Powell stand to see increased roles, but Ahmad Bradshaw would be a solid, veteran addition. He has a unique running style, once described by Bart Scott as running "like an alligator," with his legs flailing all over the place. It might look a little funny but it's been effective in picking up yards. Ahmad Bradshaw has failed to rush for less than 4.5 yards per carry just once in his career.

Having been with the Giants for both of their recent championships, you would have to think that Ahmad Bradshaw's loyalties still lie with Big Blue. If the Giants do figure out a way to keep him and can offer him a competitive deal, he would probably be open to staying. Being that the Jets have a lot of carries up for grabs right now heading into the 2013 season, the grass just might be greener with Gang Green.

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Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Bart Scott, Bilal Powell, Football, Joe McKnight, MetLife Stadium, New York, New York Giants, New York Jets, NFL, Osi Umenyiora, Shonn Greene

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