Former Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw medically cleared

Former New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw has been medically cleared to resume football activities, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Bradshaw, 27, is recovering from a late January foot surgery to replace a screw in his right foot. He has been waiting to take physicals with teams, such as the Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers and Denver Broncos, all of which have shown interested in the veteran back.

Dr. Robert Anderson cleared Bradshaw, who is expected to be available for any team’s OTAs.

Despite battling injuries last season, Bradshaw rushed for more than 1,000 yards and six touchdowns in 14 games with Big Blue. He was released by the team in early February.

Bradshaw previously stated he and the Giants would leave the door open for a return. Yesterday, we wrote that running backs coach Jerald Ingram said “it’s the young guys’ time to shine.”

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162 comments
Scott Weinstein
Scott Weinstein

The Prince of Wales Trophy stays on ice for one more game at least.

mrcisback
mrcisback

                       I heard after the game Montreal filed a missing persons report with the local authorities on Thomas Vanek. Some unnamed sourses informed the police that he was spotted in Minnesota 2 days ago.

Sam Sam
Sam Sam

Wish Anders the best.  Can't blame him wanting to play in Russia as opposed to Bridgeport.  If he becomes awesome in Russia like Koskinen did I hope we still retain his rights to come back in a few years.

dkdk
dkdk

Please get this back to Montreal

shlo
shlo

Did vanek back check or is it the meds I am taking?

topshelf
topshelf

Thomas Vanek skates hard without the puck...said no one ever!

steviel
steviel

Sure doesn't look like championship hockey! Rangers  are definitely the better team,  still can't believe Montreal beat Boston. The Kings (or Chicago) will crush both these teams.  

jepliberty
jepliberty

Watching the Rangers/ Kings game I was waiting to hear Vanek's name mentioned, finally I did, I believe the announcer said the Hab's sent him to a bedding store to check out the mattresses, as he is an expert at resting.

orange2327
orange2327

Getting my purple and gold kings jersey out of the closet. Going with butch gorings old no.19. Maybe throw in my dionne no16 too.

Jerry Tee
Jerry Tee

The Islanders are a bad team. 

Scott Weinstein
Scott Weinstein

No question this kid's getting some bad advice from somebody, probably his agent. Let him go to Russia and learn how to be a goalie. It worked for Koskinen.

orange2327
orange2327

@dkdk the one thing that worries me dk is tokarski looked very beatable tonight. He'd better be sharper on thurs cause qeeny will be better.

steviel
steviel

@shlo Canadiens score 7 goals and Vanek is a minus 1with 9 minutes total ice time. How much you signing him for?

orange2327
orange2327

@jepliberty he didnt make it there. TOMAS VANEK "I DONT DO BEDDING REBUILDS".

topshelf
topshelf

@Scott Weinstein not sure its bad advice...it doesnt appear that he will be successful in the NHL so if he plays in the AHL the next step will be to the NHL again (which he failed horribly at the first and second time!). That being said, he will make more money in the KHL and be closer to home. So i actually think that it was pretty GOOD advice.  What i didn't think was good was him voicing his displeasure about playing in the AHL after failing in the AHL. 


Hey if he didn't sign in the KHL i was going to reach out to him for my sunday night league, need a new goalie BAD.  LOL

orange2327
orange2327

@jepliberty #staple just tweeted snow signs sasquatch to 2 year 6.5 million to shore up smallish d corp. Wang thrilled at snows get. Presser at the BC 12 noon.

shlo
shlo

@steviel If you read some of my previous posts, I want him to pay us for the privilege of playing on the Island. 

orange2327
orange2327

Vaneks not worth it. No way no how. And they say gaborik was bad defensively. Next to vanek gabbys bob gainey.

Don22
Don22

@jepliberty @orange2327 But he did also make some fantastic saves.  I think the Rags could have scored at least 2-3 more times.  I think the Rangers are still going to win, but I don't think it will be because of Tokarski.

Don22
Don22

@slapshot18_rs @Don22 I was going to say the same thing.  For as lousy as he is playing right now, he's not going in th bargain bin.  He may not match the 7 years/7 mil the Isles allegedly offered, but he will still get a good contract from someone. 

slapshot18_rs
slapshot18_rs

@Don22 yup - hes not having a good playoff run right now, although he was doing well earlier in the playoffs - but at that term you have to sign him.  he'll put up a point a game and at 5 mil a year, you cant overlook that.  we're not bringing in ANYONE thats going to have that type of production.  for 4 years 20 mil, i do that deal. 


i just dont see the market getting that low for him.  he might not a GMs ideal star player to acquire, but when you realize that theres no one better, he'll get signed to close to the money he wants. 

Don22
Don22

@orange2327 I get why some wouldn't want to sign him.  But if you can get him for 4 years for 5 mil or so, you do it.  You pay for him to score goals.  He does it well.

jepliberty
jepliberty

@orange2327 

I see your point, however at what price would they be willing to sign him for, I hope he hasn't been jaded so much he only goes through the motions even more then he has done the past year, his signing scares me.

orange2327
orange2327

@jepliberty dont worry about vanek calling garth snowy used up all of his tracphone minutes signing halak.

orange2327
orange2327

@jepliberty it is very intriguing though. Vaneks stock has fallen like a brick off of a building. Having said that once july 1 comes offers will come in for vanek. But just what will those offers be?? I canmot seriously believe any gm gives him 7years and 50 million not even minny who could use another scorer. The question now becomes what will the new market for vanek be and who will be the players. There might actually be more teams interested in vanek but at a drastically lower price tag.

jepliberty
jepliberty

@orange2327 

Orange, like I said, I don't really want him, his lack of focus and, and tenacity on the ice could be detrimental to the young guys coming up next season, he could be a bad influence to them, instead of a role model. 

orange2327
orange2327

@jepliberty little hypothetical. Vanek for 4 years at 20-22 million??

jepliberty
jepliberty

@orange2327 

My fear is that after the POs are over, and he makes his play for the Stars, that they do not want him, and he then gives Garth a call and Snow signs him even at a discounted rate, I don't want him at any price, he does not fit into the big 'rebuild' Garth is overseeing with this team.

steviel
steviel

@orange2327 i think he is speed dialing Garth right now! i'll bet JT and 50mil sounds pretty good to him right now! no way, no how is right!

jepliberty
jepliberty

@orange2327 

From the dregs at the bottom, to just an abomination of a team, so I guess we can call that an improvement, and on the way up as they couldn't go any lower.

orange2327
orange2327

@islesguy27 ok Shirley when they actually become a winner then you can bark at me.

orange2327
orange2327

@don22 I'll always root for em. I wish there was more to root for.

shlo
shlo

@orange2327 Your guess is as good as mine. Draft at 15 instead of 5??

Don22
Don22

@orange2327 Unless the Isles are under new management, no rooting for them next season.  You are banned.