It's been a foregone conclusion for quite some time that the New York Giants were in no way interested in brining back running back Ahmad Bradshaw in 2013. However, now it's an absolute certainty. Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting today that after days of negotiations, the Indianapolis Colts have signed Ahmad Bradshaw. Bradshaw has received a one-year contract with a signing bonus of $250,000, a base salary of $1.1 million along with a $650,000 roster bonus that is pro-rated based upon how many games Bradshaw plays in.
Bradshaw arrived in New York in 2007 as a seventh-round draft selection, and went on to help Big Blue win two Super Bowl titles over the New England Patriots in 2007 and 2011. In Super Bowl XLVII, Bradshaw scored the game winning touchdown with just over 50 seconds left in the fourth quarter to give the Giants their second Lombardi Trophy in five seasons.
However, a series of serious foot injuries caused Bradshaw to miss 12 games over his six year career, as well as play through significant pain on a fairly regular basis. With 2012 first-round pick David Wilson on the roster, the Giants opted to cut Bradshaw loose this offseason and recoup $2.75 million of salary cap space.
In free agency, Bradshaw took his time to sign with a team. He drew sincere interest from the Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos as well as the New England Patriots.
Perhaps fittingly, Bradshaw will return to MetLife Stadium to face the Giants in Week 2 of the preseason, when Big Blue faces off against the Colts.
Giants 101 would like to thank Ahmad Bradshaw for his six-years of hard work, dedication and leadership that he has provided to the Giants organization, and we would like to wish him good health and the best of luck in his future endeavors.
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