Bradshaw believes he will be priority for Giants

Ahmad Bradshaw remains hopeful that the New York Giants will work get him a new contract once the labor impasse between the owners and players is resolved.

Otherwise, the free agent will be taking his talents elsewhere after a season in which he rushed for 1,235 yards and eight touchdowns.

“I talked to the Giants on exit day and they said I was a big priority for them to come back,” Bradshaw told reporters in Dallas, according to Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star Ledger. “I’m just letting them handle it. All I can do really is be ready for next year and be fully prepared.

“I love New York, man. I love New York more than anything. All I can do is hope for the best.”
Per the report, the Giants are likely going to have to pick a back. Do they go with Bradshaw, who was a seventh-round selection in 2007, or do they stay with Brandon Jacobs, who has already received his big pay day? Garafolo reports Jacobs has nearly $10 million in base salary due over the next two seasons.

“I don’t think they’ll be able to finance both of us financially,” Bradshaw said. “But you just never know. It may be possible. There’s even talk they might keep both of us. You just never know.”

If the club hesitates with Bradshaw it will be because he struggled holding onto the ball last season and fumbling was a real issue. He’s scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle on Feb. 12 to clean it out. He had the same procedure on his right ankle a year ago.

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