Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw Ready for Bigger Role

New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw established career-highs in rushing yard, rushing touchdowns, receptions, and receiving yards in his first season as the primary back-up to Brandon Jacobs.

According to Jed Lockett of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bradshaw is ready for a bigger role in 2010, the final year of his rookie contract.

"As much as they rotate me in practice and the first two years I had going to the Super Bowl and being a big part of the Super Bowl, I had to learn a lot towards the end of that Super Bowl year," Bradshaw said.

"And then the next year (2008) got bigger and last year was even a bigger role with sharing that No. 1 spot with Brandon. It’s always a bigger role that comes every year. This year even will be bigger and I’ve just got to prepare for it and be ready for it."

Bradshaw says he'll be ready and willing to play whatever role the team needs to him to play this season.

"That’s what I strive for, to come in and do my job," Bradshaw said. "Whatever I’ve got to do for the team, I’ll do it. That’s what it’s all about. Being able to come and be a big part of this offense is going to be...what I strive for."

Bradshaw's elevation up the Giants' running back depth chart took him out of the mix as the Giants' primary kick-returner, a role he averaged 23.2 yards in during the 2007 and 2008 seasons. With Domenik Hixon landing on injured reserve, it will be interesting to see if Bradshaw gets a chance to returning kicks this season.

For Bradshaw's thoughts on what happened to the 2009 Giants, and how they can avoid it in 2010, click here.

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