Hit me if you’ve heard this one before, but Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw underwent a procedure two weeks ago to replace a screw in his foot. According to the Newark Star-Ledger, Bradshaw said the new screw “is bigger and will go through two bones” to help with the original bone he fractured and the one he cracked in 2011. Bradshaw believes this is the surgery he should have had last year, but instead he decided to rest his foot rather then go under the knife. He will be out for 8 weeks, but he’ll likely be good to go for camp this summer.
The bigger question that lurks is his status with the Giants. The 1,000 yard rusher this season is due $3.75 million next season and $4 million in base salary the year after that. With the Giants likely being tight in cap space again this season, could Bradshaw be a cap casualty? Although he hasn’t been told he’s not in the Giants plans for next season, even Bradshaw is wondering what might happen. ”With David there, Andre, they may have what they’re looking for with them, and may be light on cash,” Bradshaw said. “I don’t know the circumstance; I haven’t heard anything. They haven’t said anything anyway, which is a good sign. I hope to be a Giant no matter what, but you never know what happens. It’s all business.”
I personally don’t think the Giants will cut Bradshaw. They might discuss a restructuring of his contract with him, but he’s still got a lot left in the tank and is a leader on the offensive side of the ball. He’s tough as nails and can catch the ball out of the backfield. I do know that the Giants will have Andre Brown and David Wilson locked up next season cheap, and they do want to resign LT Will Beatty this off-season, so they might be able to save a chunk of that by letting Bradshaw go, but I just don’t see it happening. $3.75 million is pretty fair for a 1,000 yard rusher and a guy who can be an every down back.