Ahmad Bradshaw | RB | Indianapolis Colts
Posted: 6/16/2014 10:39pm et
Indianapolis Colts RBs Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw wore red non-contact jerseys during organized team activities as they compete for the team's starting running back role. That battle is expected to intensify during training camp, but both will see playing time, no matter who is the official starter. Head coach Chuck Pagano has stated he wants a workhorse running back, however.
Huddle Up: The Colts under Pep Hamilton have run the ball plenty, so there should be enough carries to make both Richardson and Bradshaw viable fantasy options. And it would be easy to champion either as a quality handcuff: Bradshaw because Richardson has been a bust thus far, Richardson because Bradshaw can't stay healthy. Whether either can be trusted as a consistent fantasy starter, however, is another matter entirely.
Posted: 4/24/2014 7:40pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) said he is feeling great six months after having surgery for a neck issue. 'I'm six months after surgery. I feel great,' Bradshaw said. 'Getting stronger. I'm just glad to be back here and be a part of this team.'
Huddle Up: Bradshaw, who was limited to 3 games and 186 rushing yards this past season, is set to return for a second season in Indy, but regular touches could be hard to come by with Trent Richardson still atop the depth chart and Vick Ballard returning from injury.
Posted: 2/4/2014 11:52pm et
The Indianapolis Colts likely will not re-sign impending free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw this offseason, because he likely would not accept being behind RBs Vick Ballard and Trent Richardson on the depth chart.
Huddle Up: The Colts like Ballard, a 2012 5th-rounder who missed all but one game this past season due to a knee injury suffered in practice, and they're not about to give up on Richardson, for whom they traded a first-round pick to acquire, after one sub-par season.
Posted: 10/8/2013 7:37pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw will have neck surgery and miss the rest of the 2013 season. He was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Oct. 8.
Huddle Up: Tough news for Bradshaw, and now the questions about the remainder of the RB's career are sure to be raised. In the meantime, the team's trade for Trent Richardson looms more important than ever as the second-year RB and holdover Donald Brown will shoulder the rushing load going forward.
Posted: 10/4/2013 7:05pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) will not play for at least two weeks because of his neck injury and is still deciding if he needs to undergo surgery.
Huddle Up: Trent Richardson will be the Colts' primary ball carrier now with Donald Brown getting sprinkled in as well. Expect Richardson to start seeing 25+ touches a game with Bradshaw out.
Posted: 10/3/2013 12:09pm et
Updating previous reports, Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw has the team concerned that he could need season-ending surgery to repair the issue.
Huddle Up: Bradshaw's fantasy value took a hit when the Colts traded for Trent Richardson so his potential loss for the rest of the season wouldn't come as a huge blow to fantasy owners.
Posted: 10/2/2013 2:21pm et
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) will not practice Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Huddle Up: It looks like Richardson might have the backfield to himself again, in another tough matchup against the Seahawks.
Posted: 9/27/2013 1:58pm et
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) will not play in the team's Week 4 game. Bradshaw suffered a neck injury in Week 3, and doctors are trying to figure out what is wrong.
Huddle Up: With Bradshaw out, Trent Richardson will get a full workload against a Jaguars' defense that ranks 26th versus the run. The Colts could get up early on Jacksonville, making Richardson a strong RB1 without Bradshaw in the lineup.
Posted: 9/26/2013 6:00pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 26.
Huddle Up: So it begins. It's unlikely he misses the game, but "Bradshaw not practicing" is a common refrain throughout his career.
Posted: 9/23/2013 5:01pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw said he expects to create a productive tandem with RB Trent Richardson this season. 'Me and Trent are going to be a two-headed monster. They made a business decision and it was a great decision. Trent is an excellent player and it's going to work out for both of us, two great running backs,' Bradshaw said.
Huddle Up: That much was evident against the 49ers, when Bradshaw had an unexpectedly huge day. Richardson will see more touches as he gets more comfortable with the offense, but Bradshaw will steal playing time as long as he's healthy. This mitigates Richardson's value a bit.
Posted: 9/6/2013 5:52pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 6, and is listed as probable for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Bradshaw owners can expect their man to play Sunday against the Raiders, but how the Colts' RB workload is divvied up remains up in the air. In other words, it's going to be hard to count on Bradshaw as RB1 or even a RB2 blindly out of the gate.
Posted: 9/5/2013 8:40pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 5.
Huddle Up: Bradshaw has been a full participant all week and will play in Week 1, barring a last-minute setback. It's shaping up to be a frustrating RBBC, though, for fantasy owners with Bradshaw and Vick Ballard shouldering most of the workload.
Posted: 9/2/2013 3:35pm et
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) will be able to play Week 1.
Huddle Up: How much he will play remains to be seen. Bradshaw has been making his way back from a foot injury for a while now, and it stands to reason he will be rusty if he does go. There are plenty of better starters than him.
Posted: 9/2/2013 11:03am et
Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw is expected to get the lion's share of the workload in the backfield with RBs Donald Brown and Vick Ballard.
Huddle Up: No surprise here, as Bradshaw is clearly the most talented back of the trio. He'll be the primary ball-carrier as long as he stays healthy.
Posted: 8/28/2013 2:44pm et
Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton is expected to use a running-back-by-committee approach this season with RBs Ahmad Bradshaw, Vick Ballard and Donald Brown getting plenty of work.
Huddle Up: Donald Brown? That seems like a waste. We did expect Bradshaw's value to be limited by his frequent injuries and Ballard eating into his playing time. Now that there is a true committee in Indianapolis, Bradshaw's value is further diminished.
Posted: 8/22/2013 5:25pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), TE Coby Fleener (knee), TE Dwayne Allen (foot) and OG Mike McGlynn (knee) will not play in the team's third preseason game.
Huddle Up: The waiting game continues with Bradshaw, who many still feel will be the top back in Indy soon after he gets on the field.
Posted: 8/14/2013 11:57am et
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano referred to RB Ahmad Bradshaw as an 'every-down back.'
Huddle Up: Of course he was, because he is. The question is whether he will be. Healthy that is.
Posted: 8/14/2013 10:21am et
Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw said Tuesday, Aug. 13, that he is feeling 100 percent and ready for the start of the season. "Oh, definitely," Bradshaw said. "We just want to take it slow, make it last the whole season." A likely scenario is for Bradshaw to make his preseason debut Aug. 24 against the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: When healthy, Bradshaw should get the bulk of the work as Indy's feature back, with a little Vick Ballard mixed in. Of course, Bradshaw's track record suggests you should plan on him missing three to six games somewhere along the way.
Posted: 8/13/2013 3:41pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) won't play in the team's second preseason game against the New York Giants Sunday, Aug. 18, and the team is calling him day-to-day. He will be eased into practice.
Huddle Up: Fantasy GMs are hoping to at least get a glimpse of Bradshaw in action with his new team this preseason before (likely) having to overspend on the RB in drafts, and it's now down to 2 opportunities remaining.
Posted: 8/12/2013 5:37pm et
The Indianapolis Colts have activated RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) from the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Huddle Up: We'll see how this goes, given how good Vick Ballard looked in the first game of the preseason. Presumably it's Bradshaw's starting gig to lose, but his injury woes might get in the way too often for that to be the case.
Posted: 8/7/2013 7:06pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) said he believes he will be able participate in practice in about a week.
Huddle Up: Bradshaw is currently on the active/PUP list but once he returns to full practices he'll compete with Vick Ballard to be the Colts' starting running back. Because of the added dimension Bradshaw brings as a receiver, he's the favorite to open the year as the starter over Ballard, assuming he can stay healthy.