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Ahmad Bradshaw | Running Back

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/19/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 217
College: Marshall
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Ahmad Bradshaw rushed three times for two yards and caught an 11-yard pass in the Colts' third preseason game Saturday night against the Saints.
This was Bradshaw's 2014 preseason debut after he sat out the first two exhibition games as a precaution. He worked behind Trent Richardson, seeing some action with the first team. Bradshaw is a must-handcuff for T-Rich owners, and offers standalone fantasy appeal as well. Richardson has averaged 2.55 YPC on 20 preseason carries, and may enter the season on a short leash. Aug 23 - 10:17 PM

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Ahmad Bradshaw is inactive for Saturday night's preseason game.

Bradshaw expects to play in the third preseason game, but he could be held out for the entire exhibition season. Dan Herron will back up Trent Richardson. In addition to Bradshaw, the Colts are resting T.Y. Hilton and Reggie Wayne.
Aug 16 - 6:01 PM

Ahmad Bradshaw expects to play in one of the Colts' next two preseason games.

Bradshaw sat out last week's opener. Although he expects to suit up at some point in the next two weeks, Bradshaw doesn't believe he "has" to play this August. It's quite possible the Colts will end up holding their brittle Trent Richardson insurance policy out for the entire exhibition season.
Aug 11 - 5:23 PM

Ahmad Bradshaw will sit out Thursday's preseason opener against the Jets.

As previously reported, so will Reggie Wayne. Bradshaw has avoided setbacks in his return from neck surgery, but the Colts — who have serious depth issues at running back — have no reason to risk Bradshaw's health in a meaningless exhibition tilt. Widely available after the 150 mark in fantasy drafts, Bradshaw is a late-round pick who could make big contributions this season.
Aug 7 - 5:37 PM

Ahmad Bradshaw (neck surgery) has been cleared for practice.

It's worth noting that Bradshaw averaged 4.53 YPC and scored two rushing touchdowns last year before sustaining his season-ending neck injury in Week 3. Trent Richardson averaged 2.91 YPC and scored three rushing touchdowns in 14 games as a Colt. Bradshaw enters camp with a leg up on Vick Ballard for No. 2 duties, and will be a name to watch if Richardson faceplants again.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 24 - 8:03 AM

Ahmad Bradshaw (neck surgery) was medically cleared on Friday and is participating in OTAs.

Bradshaw didn't take part in the non-contact practices last week but was back out on the field Monday for the first time since Week 3. He anticipates having to go through another battery of tests before training camp when contact is allowed, so he's yet to be 100 percent cleared. But it's a step in the right direction. Bradshaw and Vick Ballard will compete for No. 2 duties behind Trent Richardson.
Jun 4 - 2:43 PM

Ahmad Bradshaw (neck surgery) isn't participating in this week's OTAs sessions.

Bradshaw is also highly questionable for next month's minicamp. Whatever contributions the Colts get from Bradshaw this season will be a bonus.
May 29 - 2:19 PM

Ahmad Bradshaw (neck surgery) says he "feels great," but isn't yet 100 percent.

"I'm starting to touch the field and run a lot more," Bradshaw said. "It's all upside for me." However, Bradshaw also admitted his surgically-repaired foot was a source of pain in 2013. Any contributions the Colts get from Bradshaw in 2014 will be a bonus.
Apr 24 - 2:05 PM

Colts re-signed RB Ahmad Bradshaw to a one-year contract.

It's likely near the veteran's minimum. Bradshaw will turn 28 next week and hasn't been 100 percent healthy in some time. He's coming off neck surgery and has chronic foot problems. If healthy, he'll be a nice complement to Trent Richardson. Vick Ballard will also be in the mix for No. 2 duties.
Mar 11 - 6:06 PM

NFL.com's Albert Breer confirms the Colts have "been in talks" to re-sign free agent Ahmad Bradshaw.

The Colts definitely need to supplement their backfield, but re-upping with Bradshaw instead of tapping the open market would be a risky proposition. Bradshaw has chronic neck and foot conditions, and isn't getting any healthier going on 28 years of age. It would have to be a bargain-basement deal with no guaranteed money.
Mar 11 - 12:16 PM

The Indianapolis Star reports the Colts and free agent Ahmad Bradshaw have engaged in contract negotiations.

The Colts reportedly "haven't closed the door" on a Bradshaw return. Both ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells and the Star opined last month that it's unlikely Bradshaw re-signs, especially with Vick Ballard returning from a torn ACL and Bradshaw's own injury history. Bradshaw will turn 28 in two weeks and is coming off neck surgery. He likely won't sign until the second or third wave of free agency.
Mar 4 - 10:38 AM

The Indianapolis Star agrees with ESPN Colts blogger Mike Wells that free agent Ahmad Bradshaw is unlikely to be re-signed.

Indy Star beat writer Stephen Holder believes Bradshaw was the Colts' best back when healthy in 2013, but Bradshaw's lack of durability has made him a poor investment for NFL clubs. "If he does return, it will be an attempt to add depth, at most," writes Holder. Bradshaw turns 28 in March. He's missed 19 games over the past three seasons and underwent neck surgery in October.
Feb 10 - 2:38 PM

ESPN Colts blogger Mike Wells believes it's "highly unlikely" free agent Ahmad Bradshaw is re-signed.

Donald Brown is a higher priority amongst the Colts' in-house free agents, while Vick Ballard (torn ACL) expects to be ready for OTAs. Trent Richardson is "set" as the Colts' "starter." Bradshaw was effective before a neck injury ended his 2013 in Week 3, but simply can't be trusted to stay healthy. Although he's still only 28 (in March) Bradshaw is unlikely to find any guaranteed money in free agency.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 4 - 8:34 PM

Impending free agent Ahmad Bradshaw (neck, injured reserve) plans to play in 2014.

"That's the plan," Bradshaw said. "Get ready for next season." According to Bradshaw, there's a chance he could have already been back on the field had he not been placed on injured reserve. Bradshaw is still only 27, and boasts a career 4.6 yards per carry. However, he has serious foot and neck issues to his name, and is going to have trouble landing guaranteed money in free agency, just like he did in 2013.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 10:06:00 PM

Colts placed RB Ahmad Bradshaw on injured reserve with a neck injury, ending his season.

Per PFT, Bradshaw is undergoing surgery. Bradshaw tried rest and rehab for two weeks, but wasn't progressing at the necessary rate. Coupled with his chronic foot issues, Bradshaw's latest neck injury has his career in doubt even though he's only 27. Bradshaw was running well before going down, averaging 4.5 yards on 41 carries. His injury underscores why the Colts acquired Trent Richardson, and leaves T-Rich as Indy's clear lead back. Donald Brown is Richardson's handcuff. For his career, Bradshaw has averaged 4.6 yards per carry, and caught 139 passes in 87 games.
Tue, Oct 8, 2013 03:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Andrew Luck
2Matt Hasselbeck
3Jeff Mathews
RB1Trent Richardson
2Ahmad Bradshaw
3Dan Herron
4Zurlon Tipton
GLB1Trent Richardson
2Ahmad Bradshaw
3RB1Trent Richardson
2Ahmad Bradshaw
FB1Mario Harvey
2Stanley Havili
WR11T.Y. Hilton
2Donte Moncrief
3Griff Whalen
WR21Reggie Wayne
2Hakeem Nicks
3Da'Rick Rogers
WR31Hakeem Nicks
TE1Dwayne Allen
2Coby Fleener
3Jack Doyle
K1Adam Vinatieri