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NFL Free Agency 2011: Giants Focus On Ahmad Bradshaw, Brandon Jacobs

The New York Giants seem to have turned their attention away from cutting linemen to trying to work out deals with their two big-name running backs, free-agent Ahmad Bradshaw and the sometimes combustible Brandon Jacobs.

Bradshaw accumulated a combined 1,549 yards from scrimmage during the 2010-2011 season, his first as the team's starting tailback. He had been saying that he would choose between the Giants and the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins appear to be out of the picture, however, both because Bradshaw is asking for too much money and because the Dolphins have now conditionally traded for New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush.

Unless other teams jump into the bidding for Bradshaw, it appears now that the only question between the 25-year-old fifth-year back and the Giants is price. Star running back DeAngelo Williams Wednesday agreed to a contract that guaranteed him at least $21 million. Bradshaw might like to use that number as a benchmark in his negotiations with the Giants, but without other teams to drive up the price it would seem unlikely that the Giants will guarantee Bradshaw that much.

As for Jacobs, the Giants are hoping to restructure the 6-foot-4, 265-pound running back's deal, one which would pay him $4.65 million this season. There is some speculation Jacobs could be cut this afternoon if a deal does not happen.