action:article | category:SPORTS | adString:SPORTS | zoneID:40

Home » Sports

December 21. 2012 9:58PM

Giants waiting for final word on RB Ahmad Bradshaw's status

They're not quite "all in" yet, but at least none of the Giants is already out.

As of Friday, every member of the 53-man roster was at least questionable to play in Sunday's uber-important game against the Ravens in Baltimore. That could change Saturday when the team travels down the coast, and there will be some important game-day decisions on banged-up players. But the significance of the game has apparently helped nurse the vast majority of them back to relative health.

Justin Tuck (shoulder) was the only Giant not to participate in Friday's practice. Among those who practiced this week were offensive linemen Chris Snee (hip) and David Baas (shoulder/hip) and, most significantly, running back Ahmad Bradshaw (knee). He was limited in his first workout since spraining his left knee against the Saints two weeks ago.

Coach Tom Coughlin maintains that any decision on Bradshaw's availability would come from the medical staff and Friday he said that Bradshaw has been cleared "provided the progress is continuous." In other words, as long as he has no setbacks or troubles Saturday after his workout.

"We have (Saturday) and we have (Sunday) afternoon," Coughlin said. "(The medical staff) is very hopeful as well."

If Bradshaw plays, the Giants will have their fiery sparkplug back after a flat performance without him last week against the Falcons. Bradshaw said things would have been "different" in that game were he in Atlanta with the team, and he wasn't talking about the five touchdowns he would have scored to counter the Falcons' 34-0 victory. He was talking about the team's attitude.

"We'd love to have him out there," Snee said. "His passion for the game, it rubs off on everyone. Tremendous energy and his physical play inspires people too. I sure hope that he makes the trip down with us and we're running out the tunnel together because his energy is infectious."

The biggest question of the questionables seems to be Tuck, who injured his left shoulder in the Falcons game.

"We're going to have to wait and see on that one," Coughlin said. If Tuck can't play, Mathias Kiwanuka likely would start at defensive end and Adrian Tracy would be moved into the rotation.

 NH Sports Angle more
Links to news and happenings around the world of sports with a Granite State connection, updated daily.

Mariano Rivera's son to pitch for NH squad

Kevin Davis, CEO and president of Bauer Performance Sports, displays Bauer Hockey's latest innovation in hockey skates — the Vapor APX 2 with easily changeable skate blades in this 2013 file photo.

Exeter-based Bauer continues to expand beyond hockey with $330M purchase of baseball firm Easton-Bell

Hollis-Brookline head football coach resigns unexpectedly

New owners for Waukewan Golf Club

Matches announced for USA v. Cuba clash at Rockingham Park this weekend

Boston Marathon victim Jeff Baumann throws out the first pitch prior to the start of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park last year.

Service's creed on display in support of airman affected by Boston bombing

40-year-old Manchester mechanical engineer wins MMA decision

New Hampshire Motor Speedway touts viability of casino site in Loudon

USA Knockouts Tamed in Cuba

U.S., Cuba boxers clash in Havana, U.S. bouts set for Rockingham Park in Salem

Lee USA Speedway opens season April 13

Newmarket woman plans world-record cross-country run for charity


Is Chip Kelly racist?

World Series of Boxing event moved to Rockingham Park - USA vs. Cuba

Manchester man in top 30 candidates for Padres public address announcer

NH man helps MLB players deal with stresses on, off the field

Review of the 2014 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Handbook

New Hampshire Motor Speedway may run Sprint Cup race in 2015 under the lights

How Boston lost the Patriots and 'New England' grabbed the NFL's 'Gold Standard'

Twin State Speedway gets new manager

Yale promotes former UNH coach to offensive coordinator

Bulldogs sign UNH's Nick Sorkin

Flyers Notes: Flyers sign speedy New Hampshire forward

Tom Duvall of Durham to compete for Navy in NCAA swimming events

Positive thoughts motivate more exercise says UNH study


 New Hampshire Events Calendar


Upcoming Events

 New Hampshire Business Directory