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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 for 70 yards on 13 carries and caught five passes for 26 yards and two touchdowns in Monday night's Week 2 loss to the Colts.
Bradshaw outplayed Trent Richardson for the second consecutive game to open the season. Bradshaw took his first carry of the game 29 yards up the left side. It looked like he was shot out of a cannon. Bradshaw legitimately looks like he's been reborn, and he's playing in all red-zone and passing situations, as evidenced by his one-yard and seven-yard scores. He's clearly the superior talent in the Colts' backfield, but we tend to think the Indianapolis coaching staff is too stubborn to realize it. That, or they'll wake up when it's too late. Sep 16 - 12:08 AM

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Ahmad Bradshaw (general soreness) practiced in full on Friday.

He'll be all systems go for Monday night's clash with Philadelphia. The Colts are already talking up an "even committee" involving Bradshaw and Trent Richardson. Bradshaw racked up more snaps and total yards than T-Rich in the season opener and should be viewed as the superior Week 2 fantasy play.
Sep 12 - 3:23 PM

Ahmad Bradshaw was limited with "general soreness" on Thursday.

Now 28 with a lengthy injury history, Bradshaw is going to get plenty of rest days this season. His status isn't a concern for Week 2.
Sep 11 - 1:30 PM

Ahmad Bradshaw rushed three times for 15 yards in the Colts' Sunday night loss to the Broncos.

He added five catches for 70 yards. Bradshaw replaced Trent Richardson on third downs and is the preferred option in pass protection. He also played exclusively in the Colts' two-minute offense. Bradshaw is a must-own handcuff for Richardson, and could end up the better fantasy option. He's going to push for a higher-volume role if Richardson continues to struggle.
Sep 8 - 12:39 AM

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

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.
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'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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Andrew Luck
2Matt Hasselbeck
RB1Trent Richardson
2Ahmad Bradshaw
3Dan Herron
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