Steelers rumors: Ahmad Bradshaw to visit Pittsburgh

Al Bello

Free agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw is set to visit the running back-needy Pittsburgh Steelers, according to a report.

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host running back Ahmad Bradshaw at some point this week, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. They'll likely give Bradshaw a physical and evaluate where he's at health-wise. Bradshaw dealt with a foot injury throughout the 2012 season, and had to undergo surgery earlier in the offseason.

It's unclear to what extent the Steelers are interested in Bradshaw, but the team has a big hole to fill at the running back position. Bradshaw, 27, managed to put up more than 1,000 yards last season despite the nagging injury, while the Steelers are now without Rashard Mendenhall, last year's starter

If things check out medically, it seems likely that the Steelers would pursue Bradshaw, given that he has been the best running back still on the market since Steven Jackson was signed away from the St. Louis Rams.

The Giants are confident in running back David Wilson, who is younger and cheaper, so Bradshaw was expendable. He should still be a productive running back at this point in his career. Unfortunately for the Steelers, they're not the only team interested in Bradshaw's services, as the running back-needy Green Bay Packers and New York Jets are reportedly interested, as well.

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