|The Jets apparently aren't interested in former Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw. (US Presswire)|
Former New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw said in an interview Tuesday that he would be interested in playing for the Jets next season. Unfortunately for Bradshaw, the feeling's not mutual, according to the New York Post.
The Jets' official stance on Bradshaw's interest in playing for them: Thanks, but no thanks.
Bradshaw expressed interest in the Jets during an interview with the NFL Network on Tuesday, "The New York Jets are a team that I've been kind of thinking about," Bradshaw said. "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 might be too big of a health risk for the Jets, a team that's reportedly $23.1 million over the projected 2013 salary cap of $121 million. The former Giants running back had surgery in January to replace a screw in his right foot with a larger one. The original screw was put in after the 2009 season.
Bradshaw could have had the larger screw put in before the 2012 season, but he opted for a stem-cell treatment that he said wore off after six or seven games. "What I should have done instead of getting the stem-cell [treatment] last year was get the screw out and a new screw in like I did," Bradshaw told the Star-Ledger.
Even with the injured foot, Bradshaw still ran for 1,015 yards and six touchdowns in only 14 games of action for the Giants in 2012.
For what it's worth, the Jets aren't the only team in New York that Bradshaw would consider playing for. He also mentioned a possible return to the Giants, "You know what? In playing with the Giants, they had mentioned that there was a chance for me to come back and I'm always up for that," Bradshaw said.
If the Giants don't work out either, Bradshaw will probably settle on any team that's willing to give him a paycheck.
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