New York Giants' news, 3/5: Franchise tags, NFL draft, free agency, more

Ahmad Bradshaw - USA TODAY Sports

Franchise tags, notes about Ahmad Bradshaw, John Abraham, Ziggy Ansah and more.

Good morning, New York Giants' fans! Here are your news and notes for Wednesday.

Let's start by catching up on what happened around the NFL with the franchise tag. We know the Giants didn't use the tag. Below is a table showing the list of teams who did, and the players who were tagged.





Jairus Byrd



Henry Melton



Michael Johnson



Anthony Spencer



Ryan Clady



Pat McAfee


Kansas City

Branden Albert



Randy Starks


Now, here are some links for you to peruse.

Bradshaw hopes to get medical clearance on Wednesday | ProFootballTalk
Cut last month by the Giants after literally being cut in the foot by a surgeon the month before, running back Ahmad Bradshaw has not yet been cleared medically.

2013 NFL Draft: Speed at combine raises eyebrows, questions for Ansah - CBSSports
The 6-foot-5, 271-pound "Ziggy" Ansah was faster than many of the receivers tested at the combine this year -- and he accomplished this without having ever run the 40-yard dash before. While giddy about Ansah's upside, the workout also raises an important question for scouts.

Sports Radio Interviews " Blog Archive " John Abraham Wants to Keep Playing so He Can Pass Michael Strahan on the All-Time Sacks List

Here are a couple of highlights from an interview done by John Abraham, released recently by the Atlanta Falcons:

On wanting to keep playing to achieve milestones:

"I think I got a couple more years in me. I still think I can — I’m trying to catch Mike, Michael Strahan. He’s got 20 more sacks than me, and I’m trying to get that all-time forced fumble [record]. So I still wanna play; I still enjoy the game. I still feel good enough to play."

On if he’s been in communication with other teams and has any preferences:

"I’m looking at 31 other teams. Any team would be [good]. I still wanna play and if somebody can put enough confidence in me to play some more I’ll be ready to play."

NFL Draft 2013: Pro day highlights for March 4 -
We take a look at some of the results and highlights from the various teams that ran their pro days on Monday.

49ers expected to release David Akers before free agency, per Adam Caplan - Niners Nation

NOTE: I am cutting off entries in the caption contest to win Tom Coughlin's book 'Earn The Right To Win.' Winners will hopefully be announced later Tuesday.

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