With the NFL offseason officially underway, the New York Giants made a surprising move on Wednesday by releasing running back Ahamad Bradshaw after spending six seasons with the team. Bradshaw appeared in 14 games with the Giants last season as he rushed for 1,015 yards to go along with six touchdowns, but he continues to deal with more foot injuries that have been a problem throughout his career.
Now that Bradshaw is officially out of the picture, New York is providing David Wilson and Andre Brown the opportunity to have breakout seasons in 2013.
After a rough beginning to his NFL career, Wilson showed plenty of potential for the Giants towards the end of the regular season as he finished with 358 rushing yards to go along with four touchdowns on just 71 attempts. As for Brown, the running back posted similar numbers to Wilson as he played in 10 games and finished the year with 385 rushing yards to go along with eight touchdowns before being placed on injured reserve with a broken leg.
New York wouldn’t have made the decision to save money by cutting Bradshaw if they didn’t believe Wilson and Brown could carry the ground game and it should be interesting to see what type of numbers this duo puts up in 2013. As mentioned before, the Giants wouldn’t have made this decision if they didn’t feel confident enough in this duo, but it’s safe to say Wilson may benefit the most from Bradshaw’s release now that he’ll be receiving more carries.
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