Colts Beef Up Power-Run Game With Signing of Ahmad Bradshaw


The Indianapolis Colts signed free-agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw Wednesday evening to a reported one-year deal, per Albert Breer.

There had been much speculation the last few weeks as to whether or not the Colts would pull the trigger and sign Bradshaw to his third stint with the team since 2013, but the move makes plenty sense given the Colts’ recent lack of depth in the backfield.

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This is a brilliant move for GM Ryan Grigson, and more along the lines of a no-brainer. The addition of Bradshaw into the depth-chart to help a consistent Frank Gore shoulder the workload of carries helps the Colts to have a consistent running game, and does services to the durability of the two backs throughout the course of the season.

It’s worth noting that during his time in Indy, Bradshaw has had no trouble in finding production:

Bradshaw saw his season end last year to a broken foot during the Sunday night matchup against the New England Patriots. Fans recall that the Colts were unable to get anything going in the run game, and eventually got blown-out by a score of 42-20. We can expect to see a much better outing from the backfield with Gore and Bradshaw taking the heap of the load, which can help open up the passing game tremendously in order to help the Colts defeat the Patriots.

Whatever happens, we can expect to see Bradshaw continue to produce for the team moving forward.