The Indianapolis Colts' running backs struggled to run the football on Sunday, catch the football on Sunday, and hold onto the football on Sunday. So it's no surprise that they might be looking to add depth at the position behind starter Frank Gore. And the player who they are looking at today will likely make Colts fans pretty excited.
According to Pro Football Talk, Ahmad Bradshaw is visiting the Colts today:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">RB Ahmad Bradshaw is visiting the Colts today, per source.</p>— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/651059301918896128">October 5, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Bradshaw spent the past two seasons with the Colts, playing in thirteen games. Unfortunately, both seasons ended with Bradshaw on injured reserve, but while he was on the field he was a dynamic playmaker, rushing for 611 yards and four touchdowns (4.7 yards per carry) and catching 45 passes for 342 yards and six scores. He averaged 73.3 total yards per game while with the Colts and 5.4 yards every time he touched the football. Last year, Bradshaw caught 38 passes for 300 yards and six touchdowns when healthy, proving to be a huge threat in the receiving game (and also the run game). Bradshaw can really help a team rushing, receiving, or blocking.
The downside with him, of course, is that he has a history of injuries, but there's no doubt that when he's on the field he's a playmaker. He was suspended for the first game of the 2015 season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, but he's eligible to return now and he's healthy.
The Colts could use a back like Bradshaw, who could step in as the backup behind Frank Gore and be the change of pace back. The Colts like what he brings to the table, and especially with current backup Josh Robinson struggling through fumbles, it would be smart to bring back Bradshaw.
Of course, let's be perfectly clear on this: a lot of players work out for teams and never get signed. That's the business of the NFL, so don't just assume that because Bradshaw is visiting the Colts today that he will sign. It shows that it's more likely than if he didn't visit, but it doesn't mean anything is done yet. I, for one, hope that the Colts do sign him, as that would be a great move and would provide an instant boost for the team.