Jets say “no thanks” to Bradshaw: While discussing the options for his future, Ahmad Bradshaw mentioned that he wouldn’t mind moving across the street and playing for the Jets. The Jets’ response? “Thanks, but no thanks.” At this point, it appears Gang Green is looking to start over at the running back position. It appears unlikely that the team will re-sign Shonn Greene, but it also makes sense that they’re not interested in a well-worn 28-year-old back coming off of a foot injury. Bradshaw will likely find a home somewhere, though it probably won’t be as a primary back. Meanwhile, look for the Jets to find a runner who can carry a heavy load and help restore the “Ground and Pound” mentality.
Harris not likely to be a workhorse: In their continued search to find a lead running back, the Green Bay Packers might not be convinced that DuJuan Harris is the answer. Running backs coach Alex Van Pelt suggested the team could go with a committee approach to the running game in 2013. That would seem to make the Packers just as much of a fantasy frustration at RB as they were last season. Alex Green finished the season as the team’s leading rusher with 464 yards. The second-leading rusher? Aaron Rodgers. Unless or until Green Bay can find a consistent ball carrier, there’s not much here of major fantasy value.
Hunter could be SF’s No. 2 RB: As the 2012 season wound down, it looked like LaMichael James was asserting himself as the 49ers’ second option at running back behind Frank Gore. But Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reports that it could be Kendall Hunter who reclaims the No. 2 duties in 2013. Hunter started the season behind Gore on the depth chart and ran for 371 yards — second-most among Niners running backs — before an Achilles injury prematurely ended his season. He’s expected to be healthy in time for training camp which will most likely lead to an interesting competition for San Francisco’s second spot — and a chance to be handcuffed by fantasy owners.
– Marcas Grant
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