The Colts cut running back Zurlon Tipton in a corresponding move. Herron emerged on waivers Wednesday after the Bills cut him following a four-game stint.
Herron served as the Colts’ passing-down back last season following Ahmad Bradshaw‘s season-ending injury. Now, he’ll team with a healthy Bradshaw to give the team more experience behind Frank Gore, who left Sunday’s game with an injury but returned to practice today.
A fourth-year former sixth-round pick of the Bengals’, Herron carried the ball 11 times for 37 yards for the Bills and caught three passes for 20 yards. He resided as a deep backup in Buffalo, however, behind LeSean McCoy, Karlos Williams and Anthony Dixon.
The 26-year-old Herron totaled 524 yards from scrimmage on 99 touches last season, one that featured a key role for him once Bradshaw went down. He made significant postseason contributions, however, starting all three of the Colts’ games, scoring twice and gaining 298 yards from scrimmage.
With Bradshaw now active again after being re-signed midway through this season, Herron’s workload doesn’t figure to be substantial in his second stay in Indianapolis.
The 25-year-old Tipton played in 13 games for the Colts the past two seasons, filling in mostly on special teams. A former undrafted free agent, only has 12 career carries on his resume.