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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 (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

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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

Colts declared RB Ahmad Bradshaw, S LaRon Landry, FB Stanley Havili, OT Xavier Nixon, OLB Bjoern Werner, DT Montari Hughes, and DT Ricky Jean-Francois inactive for Week 5 against the Seahawks.

Bradshaw is out indefinitely as he seeks a second opinion on his troublesome neck. Look for Trent Richardson in the feature back role against Seattle, with Donald Brown operating as his change-of-pace complement.
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 11:39:00 AM

Coach Chuck Pagano says Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) will "take the next couple of weeks to sit back and decide what to do."

Bradshaw is out for the immediate future and may undergo season-ending neck surgery within the month. He's "seen several specialists" and will likely attempt rehab before going under the knife. Trent Richardson is locked in as a true bell-cow back. He's a top-ten running back play this week against the Seahawks.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 12:48:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) is "undecided" on surgery after receiving a second opinion on Thursday.

It sounds like Bradshaw will attempt rest and rehab before going under the knife. Either way, he appears unlikely to suit up any time soon. Bradshaw's absence leaves Trent Richardson as the Colts' obvious bell-cow, and Donald Brown as his backup. It's doubtful you'll regret dropping Bradshaw in your 12-team re-draft league.
Thu, Oct 3, 2013 03:20:00 PM

A source tells the Indianapolis Star that the Colts are concerned Ahmad Bradshaw might need neck surgery.

The Colts are hoping that Bradshaw's neck will heal with treatment and rest. But if surgery is needed, he'll be done for the season. That would lock Trent Richardson into a true feature back role and thrust Donald Brown into the backup gig. The Colts, who already lost Vick Ballard to a season-ending knee injury, insist they were hoping on using T-Rich and Bradshaw as a 1-2 punch. Per ESPN's Josina Anderson, Bradshaw is traveling to Arizona Wednesday to get another medical opinion on his injury.
Thu, Oct 3, 2013 11:04:00 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) is doubtful for Week 5.

Bradshaw has yet to resume practicing and should be considered week to week. Trent Richardson will remain an every-down back for Sunday's game against the Seahawks in a tough matchup. Richardson is a back-end RB1 option against a Seattle defense that isn't as stout away from home. Arian Foster racked up 171 yards and a touchdown on 33 touches against the Seahawks in Week 4.
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 04:25:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Andrew Luck
2Matt Hasselbeck
3Chandler Harnish
RB1Trent Richardson
2Ahmad Bradshaw
3Vick Ballard
4Chris Rainey
5Dan Herron
GLB1Trent Richardson
2Ahmad Bradshaw
3RB1Trent Richardson
2Ahmad Bradshaw
FB1Stanley Havili
2Mario Harvey
3Cameron White
WR11Reggie Wayne
2T.Y. Hilton
3Griff Whalen
4Josh Lenz
5Ryan Lankford
WR21Hakeem Nicks
2Da'Rick Rogers
3Donte Moncrief
4Eric Thomas
5Tony Washington
WR31T.Y. Hilton
TE1Dwayne Allen
2Coby Fleener
3Jack Doyle
4Weslye Saunders
5Erik Swoope
K1Adam Vinatieri
2Cody Parkey