Former New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw is trying to resuscitate NFL career by taking part this month in the newly-formed Spring League. Bradshaw’s name was on the Training Camp Roster released by the league on Sunday.
A Giant from 2007-2012, Bradshaw scored the winning touchdown in the team’s 2011 Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots. He spent three seasons with the Indianapolis Colts after leaving the Giants, but did not play in the NFL in 2016.
Bradshaw, 31, has suffered a number of serious injuries over the years. In Indianapolis he had a neck injury in 2013 and a broken fibula in 2015.
Per @TheSpringLeague, Bradsahw said he found out about the league through his aunt.
“She wants me to get back into the NFL even more than I do! And here I am now to prove I can still play in the NFL.”
Bradshaw said he is healthy, has “fresh legs” and that “I I still have the speed, the quickness and the power that I’ve always had.”
The Spring League bills itself as “an instructional league that was created in part to serve as a developmental platform and showcase for professional football talent.”
Other recognizable names on the roster released by the league include defensive end Greg Hardy, running back Ben Tate, quarterback Ricky Stanzi and tight end Kellen Winslow Jr.
Former New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw had some good years with the team and earned two Super Bowl rings during his six-year tenure. Though he didn’t play in 2016, he may be looking to further his career as he will participate in the Spring League.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported that Bradshaw, along with defensive end Greg Hardy and tight end Kellen Winslow, will participate in the showcase, in hopes of possibly signing with a team.
According to a spokesman for the league has informed PFT that the following former NFL players are in attendance: defensive end Greg Hardy, running back Ahmad Bradshaw, tight end Kellen Winslow, quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, running back Ben Tate, and quarterback Ricky Stanzi.
The Spring League is a developmental and instructional league that also serves as a showcase in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, according to the website. Bradshaw and a number of former NFL players will participate in the league’s month-long season.
The Spring League, is an instructional league that was created in part to serve as a developmental platform and showcase for professional football talent. The Spring League conducts its season each year during the month of April.
Bradshaw spent his first six years with the Giants, averaging 4.6 yards per carry and scoring 36 touchdowns over that span. He then spent the next three seasons with the Indianapolis Colts.
Though Bradshaw and his fellow participants won’t get paid, they will be receiving lodging and meals as they attempt to further their professional career.
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