Bradshaw 'excited' at mention of Jets

February, 12, 2013
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It’s been almost a week since the New York Giants parted ways with Ahmad Bradshaw.

The running back said he hasn’t “really talked to anybody” yet as he continues to let his foot heal from surgery. But he wouldn’t mind staying in the New York/New Jersey area.

Bradshaw said that he and the Giants left the door open for a potential return when they met last week. But, he also would welcome the chance to play for Rex Ryan and the Jets.

"(The Giants) had mentioned that there was a chance for me to come back. And I'm always up for that," Bradshaw said on NFL Network’s "NFL AM" on 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.”

Bradshaw was asked about the idea of becoming a Jet. The Jets’ Shonn Greene is an unrestricted free agent.

“The New York Jets are a team that I'm excited to hear about, just to stay home, not to make a big move from New York,” Bradshaw said. “It's just right across the street from where I am now."

Of course, the Jets, and any other team interested, would have to wait for Bradshaw to heal. He expects to make a full recovery after having a screw replaced in his right foot. Bradshaw had the surgery around three weeks ago and will need seven more weeks of recovery.

“I am just trying to get as healthy as I can before I talk to any team,” Bradshaw said. “I haven’t really talked to anybody. Feel like this surgery was very well needed; I feel better already. I should have gone through the surgery last year instead of getting the stem cell (injection), but I felt great after getting the stem cell last year; I felt it was a great success.

“I will be ready to go for whoever I play for this (season).”
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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