In the past 48 hours, Allen Bradford has gone from an unwanted man in Seattle to the middle of the Giants’ LB corp. He was at Quest today and seemed a little list: west coast guy in an east coast setting.
“This is my first time in New York,” Bradford admitted. “I got to see the city (sky)line a little bit and it was nice, but it was foggy with how far I was. I want to go see it and visit all of the attractions because this is my first time being on the east coast really.”
He was a RB in college and managed to catch on as a linebacker with the Seahawks. But when they needed help at TE, he became expendable. He has no idea where he was going to land after he was released.
“It was surprising. I had no idea what was going to happen. Once Seattle released me, I wasn’t expecting to be picked up. I was expecting to sign back to Seattle’s practice squad and once I texted my agent, he called me and gave me the news. It was good news. I’m out here now, but my family will come back a little later, probably in like a month or so, just to see how things are playing out, just to make sure.”
Being from USC, Bradford was met by some familiar faces here with the Giants: college teammates Terrell Thomas and Keith Rivers. He’s feeling a little bit more at home right now.
“Keith (Rivers) went over some of the plays. I just think I have to translate the terminology in my plays,” Bradford said. “I have all my plays in my backpack now, so I’m probably going to go and ask them for the playbook just to see what I can learn over the weekend and just get a head start going into next week.”
He is on the 53-man roster and is expected to be active this week, giving the Giants have just five LBs for their game vs Denver.