As the Pittsburgh Steelers continue to search for a running back, the name everyone keeps coming back to is former New York Giant Ahmad Bradshaw.
Bradshaw visited the Steelers a couple of weeks ago and left without a contract, mostly due to the fact that he is still recovering from offseason foot surgery.
The Steelers did confirm their interest in the former seventh-round pick from Marshall and did note that they will revisit the idea of possibly signing Bradshaw later on. However if they wait too long, it could prove to be too late.
Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio is reporting that in addition to the Steelers, the Denver Broncos and Green Bay Packers remain in the hunt for Bradshaw, who rushed for over 1,000 yards in 2012, despite missing two full games.
The likely scenario is that all three teams will continue to monitor his health, as it makes much more sense to bring in a healthy back instead of one that could be viewed as damaged goods.
The Steelers also face one other problem that could put them behind both teams in their pursuit of Bradshaw, or any other back for that matter.
That’s the fact that after signing linebacker Stevenson Sylvester to a one-year deal, the Steelers are only $1.9 million under the salary cap and still have to find a way to sign their upcoming draft picks.
Either way though, it looks like Bradshaw is at the top of their list when it comes to finding a running back for the 2013 season, although there is just as good of a chance that they elect to find a feature back sometime early in April’s draft.