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Should the Arizona Cardinals consider signing RB Ahmad Bradshaw?

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Bradshaw was released by the Giants on Wednesday. Should the Cardinals reach out and try to sign him?

Nick Laham

The offseason has officially seen its first surprising cut. The Giants decided that paying Ahmad Bradshaw over $3 million was outside of their budget range, so they decided to part ways with him on Wednesday. Bradshaw rushed for 1,050 yards in 14 games last season and was an integral part of the Giants' offense.

Bradshaw now hits the waiver wire, but with his current contract, teams may opt to wait until he clears waivers to sign him as a free agent. Should that be the case, one team that could have interest is the Arizona Cardinals.

The Cardinals definitely need some help in their depleted backfield. Beanie Wells and Ryan Williams simply cannot stay on the field, which is an issue Bradshaw has as well with his recurring foot injuries. Still, adding a veteran back that can do a bit of everything may be something Coach Bruce Arians and the team's front office might want to look at.

Wells is on the final year of his deal and isn't set to make much money. Williams is still on his rookie contract. LaRod Stephens-Howling is a free agent and William Powell and Alfonso Smith make next to nothing. Adding a player that could become the team's primary back or split carries with Williams might be a nice move.

It really depends on the cost. If he is looking for a contract similar to what he would have made with the Giants in 2013, then the Cardinals should just stick with what they already have. But if he is willing to lower his expectations and sign for less while playing in a two or three back system, he might be a nice fit and insurance policy for the Cards.

What do you think? Should the Cardinals consider signing Ahmad Bradshaw? Is this a player you would want the team to get? Tell us in the comments section below.

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