Report: Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers Pursuing RB Ahmad Bradshaw

Doug RushSenior Analyst IMarch 17, 2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 30:  Ahmad Bradshaw #44 of the New York Giants in action during their game against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium on December 30, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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The New York Giants had to make the tough decision in releasing Ahmad Bradshaw back in February.

The 26-year-old is looking for work in 2013, and it looks like he has at least two interested suitors.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers have expressed interest in Bradshaw.

Packers and Steelers have expressed interest in former Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2013

Bradshaw was a seventh-round pick back in 2007 for the Giants and has spent his entire six-year career in New York.

However, with the team drafting David Wilson in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Bradshaw's days in New York were numbered, especially because of his inability to stay healthy for a whole season.

Bradshaw was also due $3.75 million in 2013, and Wilson cost a lot less to retain, so Bradshaw was given his release from the team back in February.

In 2012, Bradshaw had 221 attempts for 1,015 yards and six touchdowns for the Giants, just the second time in his career that he ran for over 1,000 yards.

It makes sense that the Packers and Steelers would be interested in Bradshaw's services.

Green Bay had Cedric Benson as its main running back, but a Lisfranc sprain of his foot ended his season, and the team went with James Starks, Ryan Grant and John Kuhn.

The Steelers lost Rashad Mendenall to the Arizona Cardinals and have just Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman on their roster.

Bradshaw would be an upgrade to both team's running attacks, plus, he would be a positive influence on the sideline and locker room, as he's known as a fiery competitor that makes his teammates want to play just as hard as he does.

His inability to stay healthy is an issue, and during the week, he likely won't practice, as he usually gets bothered by another foot injury.

But unless Bradshaw cannot walk, he's out on the field giving 110 percent to his team, a trait that money just doesn't buy.

It was this reason why a lot of Giants fans were upset to see him leave after six years of effort and dedication.

Wherever he lands will greatly benefit from his presence on the team.