|Former Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw would like to play again in New York. (US Presswire)|
The New York Giants cut running back Ahmad Bradshaw last week after two years of the 28-year-old battling injuries. His contract and production were no longer on equal ground, but Bradshaw said that his release doesn't necessarily mean his time in New York is over.
"In playing with the Giants, they had mentioned that there was a chance for me to come back. I'm always up for that," Bradshaw said on NFL AM Tuesday. "Whatever, whoever needs me, whoever can use me. Whoever I feel that I can get a better chance of playing and helping which team. The New York Jets are a team that I've kind of been thinking about, just to stay home, not make a big move from New York. It's just right across the street from where I am now."
Bradshaw has gained at least 900 yards in every season since 2009, and he was instrumental in the Giants' Super Bowl run in 2011. But Bradshaw, who struggled with injuries, was due to make $3.25 million in 2013, a price the Giants were not willing to pay.
"I saw it coming because of the money," Bradshaw told ESPN's Josina Anderson. "Everything is about money I guess, so yes, I was expecting it. I'm not discouraged at all. I'm just looking towards getting healthy and working with somebody else. That is all I can do."
Re-joining the Giants makes sense -- certainly at a lower cost -- for Bradshaw and New York, assuming that he's fully healthy. Signing with the Jets also seems logical because Bradshaw could step in and play alongside Shonn Greene, as he did a few seasons with Brandon Jacobs, as a change of pace.
The question becomes how much a team is willing to pay -- and how little Bradshaw is willing to accept.
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