The Giants agreed to terms to re-sign RB Ahmad Bradshaw to a four-year deal. Mike Garafolo of The (Newark) Star-Ledger first reported the move, while a source told Pro Football Talk it is a four-year deal.
Bradshaw was an unrestricted free agent coming off his best season, in which he rushed for 1,235 yards and eight touchdowns. He had reportedly scheduled a visit with the Bengals, but they decided to re-sign Cedric Benson. The Dolphins were also a rumored suitor early on, but Bradshaw was out of their price range.
Bradshaw was the top free-agent running back still on the market. Last week, teammate Brandon Jacobs reportedly restructured his contract, presumably to free up cap space as the team worked to re-sign Bradshaw.
Falcons UFA RB Jason Snelling reportedly was to meet with the Giants on Monday.
The way we see it
While it is no surprise that Bradshaw will remain in New York, it did take a few days for the deal to get done, and if someone came with the right price, he could have been wearing a different uniform in 2011. The market for veteran backs clearly dried up, and returning to the Giants became Bradshaw's best move.
Ronnie Brown, Snelling and Cadillac Williams are some of the veteran running backs still available.