HEALTHY BRADSHAW READY FOR BIGGER ROLE WITH GIANTS
"Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw declared himself healthy Tuesday and ready
for whatever the team asks him to do next season.
With the recent release of Brandon Jacobs, the Giants may need to depend on
Bradshaw to produce like he did in 2010, when he had a career-high 276 carries
and 1,235 yards.
Bradshaw was limited to 171 carries and 659 yards in 12 games this season due
to a stress fracture in his right foot.
"I picture my role to be just like [it was in 2010]," Bradshaw said. "I got
the stem cell injection on my right foot that I refractured and it feels great.
I feel like I can come out this next season and be ready for whatever they give
Bradshaw, who has spent the majority of his Giants career splitting carries
with Jacobs, said he knew the team was going to release the bruising back, but
will miss his running mate anyway.
"I kind of knew it before because I talk to [Jacobs] all of the time,"
Bradshaw said. "If he leaves Iíll miss him. Heís been established [in New York]
for seven years, so I wouldnít want him to leave for nothing."
Faced with a similar situation last season, Bradshaw finds himself on the
other side and is helping Jacobs through the uncertainty.
"I was going through the same situation last year with free agency and he was
doing the same thing," Bradshaw said. "He was calling me every day, he was
checking up on me."
Bradshaw said Jacobsí fate is out of his control and wishes him well
regardless what happens in the future.
"Whatever he does, whatever decisions are made, it's all business and I canít
do anything about it," Bradshaw said. "Wherever he goes, if he does leave, I
just hope he has a successful rest of his career."