The New York Giants and General Manager Jerry Reese have a lot of decisions to make over the offseason. In addition to determining what to do with their 27 free agents, they must evaluate the roster, contracts and player injuries to determine who goes and who stays. And with $3.75 million due in 2013, running back Ahmad Bradshaw may be one of those decisions.
"You just never know who won’t be back next year, including me," Bradshaw said. "So it’s a great opportunity to see these faces. [Sunday] was a great day. We had a great day, great game. It just didn’t work out. Our heads are still high and that’s all it’s about."
Perhaps the most complete back on the Giants' depth chart, Bradshaw has been no stranger to success since coming into the league in 2007. Twice has he rushed for more than 1,000 yards, including this season when he totaled 1,015, and he's scored 35 touchdowns in his first 82 career games. But injuries have doomed the 26-year-old out of Marshall, having missed 12 games over his first six NFL seasons.
That trend continued this season with Bradshaw missing two games and a significant amount of practice time with injuries to his feet, neck and knee. And although time and rehab will heal the sprained MCL he suffered in week 14 against the New Orleans Saints, his foot injuries have become chronic, while his neck issues have surfaced each of the past two years.
It is for that reason Bradshaw is uncertain of his future, although he remains, admittedly, a Giant forever.
"I’m all in. That’s how I’ve been since I’ve been here," he said. "I bleed red, white and blue and that’s what it’s about with me right now. I can’t go into any other details about it, but I will always be a Giant forever."
When asked if he'd be back in 2013, Bradshaw simply said "I hope so."
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