The New York Giants continued their roster purge after missing the playoffs, cutting Bradshaw and defensive tackle Chris Canty. The Giants announced the moves on Wednesday. The release of the two starters came one day after New York let starting weakside linebacker Michael Boley go after four seasons.|||||||
The three players were all veterans who contributed to the Giants' Super Bowl win over the Patriots a year ago. They also had big salaries and battled injuries last season. Bradshaw, the Giants' leading rusher the past three seasons, has been bothered by foot and ankle problems for years. Bradshaw was to earn $4.25 million and become expendable with the play of rookie David Wilson.
Bradshaw ran for 107 yards on 16 carries in Sunday's 42-7 win over the Eagles.|||||||
Bradshaw surpassed the 1,000 mark, finishing with 1,015 on the year.
Bradshaw ran for 39 yards on nine carries in Sunday's 33-14 loss to the Ravens.|||||||
Bradshaw needs 92 yards for 1,000 on the year.
Bradshaw is active for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens.|||||||
Bradshaw, the team's leading rusher, sat out last week's 34-0 loss at Atlanta after spraining his left knee a week earlier in a win over New Orleans.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin says he has not ruled Bradshaw out from Sunday's matchup in Atlanta, despite a knee injury.|||||||
But Bradshaw, injured vs. New Orleans last Sunday, missed practice on Wednesday, and Coughlin kept open the possibility that rookie backup David Wilson could start against the Falcons (11-2). Bradshaw spent the portion of practice open to the media getting treatment in the locker room.