From rehabbing a foot that limited him to 12 games in 2011 to the release of his good friend and teammate Brandon Jacobs, it has been a busy offseason for Ahmad Bradshaw.
But the running back says he's ready to take on his sixth season in the NFL, saying that he's ready for whatever comes his way in 2012.
"I kind of knew it before because I talk to [Jacobs] all of the time," Bradshaw told the New York Post. "If he leaves I'll miss him. He's been established [in New York] for seven years, so I wouldn't want him to leave for nothing."
"Whatever he does, whatever decisions are made, it's all business and I can't do anything about it," Bradshaw added. "Wherever he goes, if he does leave, I just hope he has a successful rest of his career."
**How free agency is shaping the NFL Draft
**Since both Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum suffered knee injuries in the Super Bowl, it's been common practice for draft experts to project the Giants selecting a tight end in the upcoming draft.
Last week's addition of Martellus Bennett put a wrinkle in that idea.
The signing caused somewhat of a reshuffling of mock drafts, which led to NFL Network's Chad Reuter breaking down how free agency is shaping the draft, including the final pick of the first round.
"The team might look for another Ballard or Bear Pascoe-type tight end who can block and receive in the mid-to-late rounds," Reuter wrote, "but acquiring Bennett might keep them from using a high pick on a player at that position."
>> NFL.com Bracketology: 1986 Giants vs. 1985 Bears 1986 Giants**
The Giants were embarrassed the previous year at Chicago in the playoffs, but rebounded with a resounding run through the playoffs, capped by Phil Simms' near-perfect performance in Super Bowl XXI.
The Bears were a confident bunch during the 1985 season, even going so far as to record the Super Bowl Shuffle video, boasting of their ultimate goals. But as they say, it isn't bragging if you can back it up.
New York Giants Throwback Players: Phil McConkey [[Giants101]
](http://www.giants101.com/2012/03/19/new-york-giants-throwback-players-phil-mcconkey/)*The majority of the New York Giants fan base will have memories of Phil McConkey running around the Rose Bowl with a white towel and pumping the crowd up before Super Bowl XXI. He did that often in the regular season too. Some may remember his touchdown in that same Super Bowl: A six-yard catch that deflected off of Mark Bavaro's fingers (and remember Bavaro hoisting #80 up in celebration?). Perhaps a number of you remember Phil's "almost" touchdown when he was downed at the one yard line (where he grabbed his helmet in disbelief).
*>> Video: New York Giants cornerback Brandon Bing returns to Highland Elementary School. [AbingtonPatch]