Colts Re-Sign RB Ahmad Bradshaw


The Indianapolis Colts made a move today to bolster their backfield by signing a familiar face. Running back Ahmad Bradshaw was re-signed to the roster this afternoon.

Bradshaw spent the past two seasons with the Colts, but ended both years on injured reserve. In 2013, he played in just three games before being sidelined with a neck injury. In 2014, Bradshaw played in 10 games before a broken ankle ended his season. Ironically Bradshaw’s last game was against the Patriots, which will likely be his first game of 2015 if he is able to play on Sunday.

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In 13 games with the Colts, Bradshaw 611 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 4.7 yards per carry. He was arguably more important to the passing attack as a receiver out of the backfield and a big part of the 2014 offense, especially in the red zone. Bradshaw had 45 receptions for 342 yards and six touchdowns. He was well on his way to setting a receiving touchdown record by a running back in 2014 as well.

The Colts have has a solid season so far from Frank Gore, but the rest of the running back unit leaves a lot to be desired. Rookies Josh Robinson and Tyler Varga haven’t panned out quite like the team hoped. Robinson has a bit of a fumbling problem and doesn’t seem to have to speed to hit the meager gaps the Colts offensive line is creating. Varga, on the other hand, has been dealing with a concussion and missed the past two games.

It looked like the Colts would sign Bradshaw last week, but with the short turnaround between games and roster churning at the backup quarterback position forced the team to wait. Bradshaw has always been a very talented running back, but simply struggles to stay healthy. The Colts will take any boost they can get, especially with the Patriots coming to town this week.