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Two AFC West teams make sense for Bradshaw

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08:03 AM ET 02.07 | With the offseason, so began the unkind cuts of the 2013 season. One cut that caused some notice around the league was the Giants' release of running back Ahmad Bradshaw on Wednesday. The free-agent running back class is not great and Bradshaw, who is coming off of a foot injury, is a solid player. He has had more than 1,000 yards rushing in two of the past three seasons. All four AFC West teams could use a running back in some form. I think Bradshaw could get a lot of interest around the league and the fact that he is on the market more than a month before free agency starts could be to his benefit. I think the teams in the AFC West that he most fits in with are the Chargers and the Broncos.

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February 7, 2013  08:20 AM ET

Definitely a fit with Denver.

February 7, 2013  08:22 AM ET

Titans cut CJ2YPC, get Bradshaw, draft Lacy 2nd round...........saves millions.........

February 7, 2013  08:29 AM ET

Bradshaw needs to be in a timeshare. He's going to be injured at some point, and you need another proven option.

February 7, 2013  08:41 AM ET

He's got to get healthy first but he's an outstanding team player!!! Could be used as a Red Zone Player like O J Anderson! Look for Giants to re-sign him for less money!

February 7, 2013  08:41 AM ET

How about the AZ Cards? Their leading rusher had a measly 357 yds on the season, and as a team they avg'd a pitiful 3.4 yds a carry.

February 7, 2013  08:43 AM ET

Giants can appear cold-hearted some times when it comes to personell decisions, but Bradshaw still has some gas in the tank and should find a team that wants him. They released Canty as well.

February 7, 2013  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Giants can appear cold-hearted some times when it comes to personell decisions, but Bradshaw still has some gas in the tank and should find a team that wants him. They released Canty as well.

Giants don't keep many long after their rookie contracts, regardless of who they are.

It keeps the team fresh with hungry young players.

February 7, 2013  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Giants don't keep many long after their rookie contracts, regardless of who they are.It keeps the team fresh with hungry young players.

Very true. The Giants are good at evaluating their players, and they do not overpay and they are not afraid to let a player go. That being said, they still have a lot of holes to fill this year, and they're not all going to be filled from their current roster or the draft. To get better, they will have to spend some money.

February 7, 2013  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

How about the AZ Cards? Their leading rusher had a measly 357 yds on the season, and as a team they avg'd a pitiful 3.4 yds a carry.

What do you expect on a team with such a prolific passing attack?

Seriously, Beanie Wells was on IR most of 2012 with turf toe.

February 7, 2013  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Giants can appear cold-hearted some times when it comes to personell decisions, but Bradshaw still has some gas in the tank and should find a team that wants him. They released Canty as well.

Under the new CBA and cap rules, there are two kinds of teams - the ones that are ruthless and the ones that don't make the playoffs.

And remember, the victims of this ruthlessness are guys who have been paid 6 or 7 million dollars by the time they're 25.

February 7, 2013  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

How about the AZ Cards? Their leading rusher had a measly 357 yds on the season, and as a team they avg'd a pitiful 3.4 yds a carry.

That's all the Cards need: another injury-prone RB.

February 7, 2013  09:37 AM ET

He should go to the Broncos.

February 7, 2013  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

How about the AZ Cards? Their leading rusher had a measly 357 yds on the season, and as a team they avg'd a pitiful 3.4 yds a carry.

Yea bringing in another injury-prone RB with such a sh_itty O-Line makes a lot of sense. Why do you think Peyton Manning passed on that debacle?

February 7, 2013  09:48 AM ET

Giants must be banking on Andre Brown's return at 100%. He showed he can do the job and he's much cheaper. Bradshaw's been a really good player but those foot injuries are troublesome. This is what managing the $ means means in todays NFL. The Giants are going to have to spend of FA's so I guess it makes sense.

February 7, 2013  09:49 AM ET
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And remember, the victims of this ruthlessness are guys who have been paid 6 or 7 million dollars by the time they're 25.

I know, and that still blows my mind.

February 7, 2013  10:02 AM ET

He'd sure fit well here in Green Bay if Uncle Ted could finally see fit to break open his piggy bank and spend a few bucks on a free agent for a change.

February 7, 2013  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

He'd sure fit well here in Green Bay if Uncle Ted could finally see fit to break open his piggy bank and spend a few bucks on a free agent for a change.

I disagree. GB doesn't need overpriced fragile recycled RBs, Ted just needs to hit on a draft pick one of these years.

February 7, 2013  10:39 AM ET

Definitely a sign the bradshaw's foot is not what it used to be.....they are obviously not telling the whole story.....

February 7, 2013  10:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Yea bringing in another injury-prone RB with such a sh_itty O-Line makes a lot of sense. Why do you think Peyton Manning passed on that debacle?

Comparing Manning's situation to Bradshaw's is like comparing Rib eye to Ground Chuck. Get a clue.

 
February 7, 2013  11:00 AM ET

A good guy and tough professional. I wish him well. Such is the way of the NFL. Pretty good money made though for a seventh round pick.

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