Running back set for second visit with Steelers.
Having been released by the New York Giants back in February, running back Ahmad Bradshaw has taken time to decide on his next move.
The 27-year-old admitted that he would be open to a return to New York, but reports on Wednesday suggested that the free-agent is set for a second visit to the Pittsburgh Steelers prior to the 2013 NFL Draft.
As reported by NFL.com, the Steelers wish to carry out medical checks on his surgically repaired right foot, ahead of attempting to agree on terms and signing him up ahead of the new season.
Bradshaw was last in Pittsburgh two weeks ago, carrying out a physical before leaving without a contract. However, considering they have called for a second visit, it would appear that they are serious about the possibility of signing the former Giants man.
The two-time Super Bowl champion was released following the conclusion of a disappointing season for the Giants, in which he rushed for more than 1,000 yards albeit with his on-going foot issues hampering him.
However, that doesn’t appear to have had a negative effect on his free-agency hopes, with the Cincinnati Bengals also keeping a close eye on proceedings according to NBC Sports.
The Steelers have a gap to fill at running back after the departure of Rashard Mendenhall for Arizona, while the Bengals are looking for a back-up option to Cedric Peerman.
Despite their obvious interest, Pittsburgh will want to try and wrap up a deal sooner rather than later with interest elsewhere building.