Giants lock up Bradshaw

Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw runs against the Vikings in Detroit, Mich., Dec. 13, 2010....

Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw runs against the Vikings in Detroit, Mich., Dec. 13, 2010. (REBECCA COOK/Reuters)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The New York Giants signed running back Ahmad Bradshaw on Wednesday.

Also, the team signed offensive tackle Stacy Andrews, wide receiver Michael Clayton and running back Andre Brown.

Bradshaw was a free agent and had tested the market, but re-signed with the team that he led in rushing last season.

The 25-year-old Marshall product set career highs last season with 1,235 yards on 276 carries with eight touchdowns along with 47 receptions for 314 yards.

Over his four seasons in the NFL, he has appeared in 58 games, all with the Giants and has totaled 2,558 yards on 529 carries and 17 scores and has added 75 catches for 575 yards and a touchdown.

"Having Ahmad, a great playmaker, a guy who knows the offense, should be able to step right in and make a lot of plays for us," said Giants quarterback Eli Manning. "He is good catching the ball and running the ball. I'm glad to have him back."

Andrews is a seven-year veteran and spent last year with Seattle where he started 12 of 13 games.

Standing at 6-foot-6 and 318 pounds, he played his first five seasons with Cincinnati, which drafted him in the fourth round of the 2004 draft, and the 2009 season with Philadelphia.

He has started 46 of the 85 games he has played in.

Clayton appeared in six games for the Giants last season and had just two catches for 19 yards.

Prior to that, he had a six-year stint with Tampa Bay, which chose him with the 15th overall pick of the 2004 draft out of LSU. Over 90 games, he has totaled 223 catches for 2,955 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Brown was drafted by the Giants in the fourth round of the 2009 draft, but torn is Achilles tendon in training camp and missed the entire season. He was a member of four different clubs last season, but played in a total of four games with Denver and Indianapolis.


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