Colts Interested In Ahmad Bradshaw

While nothing is imminent, the Colts have expressed interest in adding running back Ahmad Bradshaw, Rand Getlin of tweets. The team is considering signing him as a depth addition.

The 29-year-old was suspended for the first week of the NFL season due to a marijuana arrest, but his broken leg is completely healed and the Colts apparently have interest in a reunion. In 10 games with the Colts last season, Bradshaw ran for more than 400 yards and posted 38 receptions.

Bradshaw is no stranger to off-field troubles. The tailback resisted arrest while at the University of Virginia and was kicked off of the football team before ever suiting up in a game. He quickly latched on with Marshall and went on to become a key part of their offense, but in his junior year he was sentenced to two years probation for petty larceny. Later on, while with the Giants, Bradshaw wound up serving jail time for violating probation for a sealed juvenile charge. In a vacuum, Bradshaw’s marijuana citation might not have garnered a suspension, but the portion of his legal history that intersected with his professional career has apparently changed things.

Bradshaw was the Colts’ most effective running back in 2014 before fracturing his ankle in November. The veteran led the team with 425 yards on the ground and 4.7 yards per carry. Bradshaw was also extremely effective as a pass catcher out of the backfield, grabbing 38 receptions and scoring six touchdowns through the air. Bradshaw graded as Pro Football Focus’ 11th-best back (subscription required) despite missing more than five games due to the season-ending fractured fibula he suffered against the Patriots in November. Unfortunately, Bradshaw saw only 10 games last season and he missed most of the 2013 campaign with a season-ending neck injury.

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