Colts upgrade their running back position and sign Ahmad Bradshaw to a one-year deal. That’s quite a steal for the Colts if you ask me. Bradshaw is one tough dude, and he plays his heart out every Sunday. He may be banged up throughout the week, but once Sunday rolls around, you better believe Bradshaw will be on the field giving everything he’s got.
He now joins a crowded Colts backfield that has returning starter Vick Ballad, who led the team in rushing, and backup Donald Brown, who never panned out as a first round pick. The Colts now have a total of 9 running backs entering mini camp.
Last year Bradshaw dealt with a foot injury that forced him to miss four games, but he still managed to rush for 1,015 yards on 221 carries for six touchdowns. I’m shocked he’s stayed a free agent 11 days into June, but you can thank the NFL Draft for that. Reportedly the Packers, Steelers, and the New England Patriots all expressed interest in signing Bradshaw.
Bradshaw is scheduled to have a $1.1 million base salary and $250k signing bonus.
Bradshaw is still only 27 years old, and if he can find a way to keep his body healthy for a full year, you can expect big things from Mr. Bradshaw.
The Giants will definitely miss Bradshaw. One Giant player described Bradshaw as being the “heart and soul of their offense.” Bradshaw will leave NY with two Super Bowl rings.