Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin stated last week that his team still needed to find a running back before the 2013 season begins.
They may be taking a step towards trying to improve their horrific ground game from a season ago by bringing in former New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw in for a visit on Wednesday.
Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio has reported that sources have confirmed the visit.
This will be the first visit to any team for the 27-year old after being released by the Giants.
Bradshaw has been waiting to take a physical with teams because he had surgery to replace a screw in his right foot in late January. He told ESPN Radio that the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets are also interested in him.
If money is an issue, which it usually is, the Steelers can’t offer much because they’re only $2.5 million under the salary cap.
Bradshaw was a seventh-round pick from Marshall in 2007 and gained 1,015 rushing yards in 14 games last season. His best season came in 2010 when he rushed for a career-high 1,235 yards.
He’s a guy who if healthy should improve the Steelers rushing attack, but health is always an issue with Bradshaw.
However the past health issues could drive his dollar figure down somewhat, which would make the Steelers players for his services.