So it appears the Reggie Bush to Miami trade is done, taking the team Ahmad Bradshaw said would be the Giants’ top competitor out of the race.
According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, the last hurdle to a trade between the Saints and Dolphins was cleared when Bush reached an agreement on a new two-year contract with Miami. The deal was first reported late last night by FOX Sports Jay Glazer.
That clears the way for the Giants to be the favorites to re-sign Bradshaw. Could there be another suitor out there for the Giants’ starting running back? Sure. But Bradshaw said yesterday afternoon on "NFL Live" that the Dolphins and Giants were the leaders of the pack.
The main obstacle at the moment could be what Bradshaw wants. ESPN NFL senior writer John Clayton tweeted that he hears Bradshaw would still like a higher offer from Giants.
Bradshaw said yesterday that he was excited to see DeAngelo Williams agree to a five-year, $43-million deal with the Panthers, who also included $21 million guaranteed.
Bradshaw probably won’t get that type of money and with the Dolphins out of the race, the Giants may be trying to get Bradshaw at a reasonable price.
Not long after Bradshaw said on “NFL Live” that it was between the Giants and Dolphins, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that Bradshaw’s asking price was not within the Dolphins’ price range.
“Well it’s a very exciting deal and hopefully it takes the value up for me,” Bradshaw said of Williams’ new deal. “Hopefully somebody out there can use what I do on the field, that is blocking, running the ball, protecting the quarterback. It just all depends on who can use it and who is willing to pay.”
So it appears right now that the thing keeping Bradshaw from returning is how much the Giants are willing to pay.