There probably hasn’t been a player in the NFL who has laid it out on the line while being injured more than New York Giants’ RB Ahmad Bradshaw in the past couple of years. Bradshaw dealt with more injuries this year and even had to sit out a couple of games with various ailments. However, Bradshaw was still able to rush for more than 1,000 yards, while being banged up most of the year.
Bradshaw knows sacrificing his body for the team isn’t guaranteed to get him back on the roster next season. The Giants have not made any indications that Bradshaw won’t be back with the team next year, but Bradshaw knows the team might approach him about restructuring his contract.
Bradshaw was a free agent before the start of the 2011 season and he signed a four-year deal to stay with the Giants. The Giants approached RB Brandon Jacobs that off-season about restructuring his contract, which he did in order for the Giants to keep Bradshaw and others. However, last off-season, the Giants approached Jacobs again about restructuring his contract and he refused, and the Giants cut him.
The Giants have a lot of talented players they would like to get re-signed, so it is a good possibility they will ask Bradshaw to restructure his deal. Free agents for the Giants this off-season include WR Victor Cruz, TE Martellus Bennett, S Stevie Brown, S Kenny Phillips and WR Domenik Hixon.
If Bradshaw isn’t happy with how much of a pay-cut the Giants are asking him to take, he may very well be on his way out as well. The Giants have RB David Wilson and RB Andre Brown will return from injury, so they can part ways with Bradshaw without losing much.
Let’s see what the Giants, and general manager Jerry Reese, will do in regards to Bradshaw’s contract. Hopefully, he’s back with the team next year.