Dec 30, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw (44) runs the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second half at MetLife Stadium. New York Giants defeat the Philadelphia Eagles 42-7. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Steelers Free Agency 2013: Ahmad Bradshaw on the radar

With the Pittsburgh Steelers needing to improve their dreadful rushing attack from a season ago, it looks like they could be turning their attention to a former Super Bowl champion.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that both the Steelers and the Green Bay Packers are showing interest in former New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw.

December 3, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw (44) runs with the ball against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The interest in Bradshaw makes sense for both teams as the Steelers need a legitimate running back they can call a feature back, as do the Packer, who just lost out on Steven Jackson to the Atlanta Falcons.

The problem with Bradshaw has been the fact that he can’t stay healthy, as he had yet another foot surgery during the 2012 campaign, although Bradshaw is likely the best running back option left on the board as he has eclipsed the 1,000 mark twice during his six years in a Giants uniform, including rushing for 1,015 yards and 4.7 yards per carry in 14 games played last season.

Bradshaw will turn 27 on Tuesday and if he can stay healthy, could turn out to be a steal for whoever signs him, but that is a big if.

The Steelers have moved on to Bradshaw after previously bringing in free agent Beanie Wells for a visit, but a physical revealed that Wells had a bad wheel.

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