Ahmad Bradshaw | RB | Indianapolis Colts
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.
Posted: 7/30/2013 6:58pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) said Tuesday, July 30, that he expects to be back in a couple of weeks. As a veteran, he said he doesn't necessarily need preseason reps to get ready for the regular season.
Huddle Up: Sure, he doesn't need the reps, but most fantasy GMs are hoping to see some positive signs before they spend a draft pick on the ex-Giant.
Posted: 7/24/2013 1:34am et
The Indianapolis Colts placed RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) on the Physically Unable to Perform list for training camp Tuesday, July 23.
Huddle Up: Not a big surprise, but those banking on Bradshaw as a potential Indy starter and fantasy sleeper will need to see something from the RB as the preseason progresses.
Posted: 7/7/2013 11:42pm et
The Indianapolis Colts believe RB Ahmad Bradshaw will help their running game this season even though he has not fully recovered from the foot surgery he had this offseason.
Huddle Up: Bradshaw has topped 1,000 yards in 2 of the past 3 seasons, and if he's anywhere close to healthy, he figures to be a more desirable fantasy option than current Indy starter Vick Ballard.
Posted: 6/14/2013 10:38pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw is expected to start once he is recovered from foot surgery he had this offseason. Bradshaw could begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Huddle Up: Of course the Colts would love Bradshaw to be healthy and start, but if he'd been able to stay healthy consistently he'd still be a Giant. Bradshaw's presence hurts Vick Ballard's fantasy value, but history suggests Ballard will still have a role in Indy because Bradshaw won't be on the field for all 16 games.
Posted: 6/12/2013 11:38pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw was spotted with his right foot in a walking boot during minicamp practice Wednesday, June 12. He had surgery on the foot six months ago and continues to be brought along slowly in his recovery. He plans to be ready to go when Indy's training camp opens July 27. The Colts see him as more than an occasional contributor, but his role will be clarified the closer they get to Week 1.
Huddle Up: At this point Bradshaw should have an Imelda Marcos-sized collection of protective boots in his closet. He definitely has fantasy upside as the lead back in Indy, but history tells us he can't be counted on for a full 16-game slate.
Posted: 6/11/2013 5:06pm et
Free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw agreed to a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday, June 11.
Huddle Up: The Colts suddenly have a No. 1 RB derby on their hands provided, of course, Bradshaw is past his foot issues of last season. Vick Ballard and Donald Brown are the incumbents, and give the second-year Ballard the slight edge for now, but definitely don't surprised if a 3-headed, fantasy-unfriendly RBBC develops in Indy.
Posted: 6/6/2013 5:56pm et
The Indianapolis Colts visited with free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Giants) Thursday, June 6.
Huddle Up: Bradshaw, who has topped 1,000 rushing yards in 2 of the past 3 seasons, still is looking for a new home after 6 seasons with the Giants. Indy might not be a bad fit with relative youngsters Donald Brown and Vick Ballard heading up the RB corps.
Posted: 4/28/2013 1:54pm et
The Pittsburgh Steelers likely will no longer be interested in free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Giants) after selecting RB Le'Veon Bell in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: With Bell, their second-round pick, and holdovers Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer, the Steelers appear to be set in the backfield, leaving Bradshaw, who gained 1,260 yards from scrimmage last year with the Giants, still looking for a new home after recently receiving full medical clearance.
Posted: 4/26/2013 11:05am et
Free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw has received full clearance to participate in offseason workouts. The Pittsburgh Steelers remain interested in his services.
Huddle Up: Bradshaw has battled foot injuries for much of his NFL career, and the Giants have made plans to move on without him. He's be the starter in Pittsburgh, though history suggests he's not capable of holding up to a full feature-back workload so he'd likely be the lead back in an RBBC that also includes Isaac Redman and/or Jonathan Dwyer.
Posted: 4/11/2013 12:18pm et
The Pittsburgh Steelers plan to meet with free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Giants) (foot) again before the 2013 NFL Draft. The Cincinnati Bengals have also expressed an interest in Bradshaw.
Huddle Up: A second meeting is a good sign for Bradshaw's chances of hooking up with the Steelers, especially now that the division-rival Bengals are starting to sniff around.
Posted: 3/29/2013 11:59am et
Free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw will be visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers again in a few weeks to check on the rehab progress from his foot injury. The Steelers remain interested in Bradshaw.
Huddle Up: The Steelers lost Rashard Mendenhall via free agency so there are carries up for grabs in Pittsburgh. The perpetually injured Bradshaw would be an intriguing member of a backfield committee, though he hasn't demonstrated the durability to be a full-blown feature back.
Posted: 3/28/2013 11:05pm et
Free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Giants) left his visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers without a contract. The Steelers are expected to keep in touch with Bradshaw.
Huddle Up: Bradshaw took a physical during his visit and was expected to sign if he passed, but it looks as if the Steelers still need some time to mull things over.
Posted: 3/26/2013 11:34pm et
Free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Steelers) (foot) is expected to visit sometime this week, and the team will explore his health and see where he is physically. Bradshaw is making his way back from foot surgery.
Huddle Up: Health is the key for Bradshaw who has missed 6 games over the past 2 seasons, but has had 25 total TDs and a pair of 1,000-yard rushing seasons over the past 3 years.
Posted: 3/21/2013 4:57pm et
Free agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Giants) said the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets and Green Bay Packers are all interested in him. Bradshaw said he would like to land on a team where he can be the starter.
Huddle Up: Bradshaw, who's topped 1,000 rushing yards in 2 of the past 3 seasons, would have a shot to be the No. 1 back with all 3 clubs, but he's going to have to ace a battery of physicals first and then rise above the competition in training camp.
Posted: 3/17/2013 11:49pm et
The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers both have expressed interest in free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Giants).
Huddle Up: Just call Bradshaw Option B after both teams lost out to the Falcons in the Steven Jackson signing sweepstakes.