According to Mike Wells of ESPN.com, the Indianapolis Colts are currently unexpected to re-sign veteran running back Ahmad Bradshaw.
Bradshaw was signed towards the end of last offseason and was expected to be a key piece, but was injured early on in the season and was unable to help much at all. The Colts seem to be set at running back heading into next season with Vick Ballard, Trent Richardson, and possibly bringing Donald Brown back as well.
Bradshaw played in just three games with the Indianapolis Colts this past season, carrying the football 41 times for 186 yards and two touchdowns. There is no doubt that he showed good explosion and the ability to produce numbers, but he has had health concerns over the past two years that have made him miss quite a bit of action. There will be teams interested in him this offsesaon, but he will likely have to accept a lower offer than what he wants to continue his NFL career.
At 27 years of age, there is still time for him to make an impact for a team. Perhaps a team like the Miami Dolphins or Jacksonville Jaguars could take a look at him to help fix their running back issues, but it will be interesting to see what happens. He definitely has the ability to help a team on the ground when healthy, but perhaps the most underrated aspect of his game is his ability to catch passes and make plays out of the backfield.
Overall, the Colts are making the right move not to spend the money to bring him back. They have glaring needs on the defensive side of the football, and are confident that both Vick Ballard and Trent Richardson will be big pieces next season. Bradshaw’s NFL career certainly isn’t over, but he’ll need to prove his health before a team takes a chance on him again.