During April’s draft, most of the teams that had been linked with free agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw selected younger backs.
The Steelers, Packers, Broncos and Bengals all picked up backs expected to play big roles for them come the fall and there wasn’t a peep about interest in Bradshaw from anyone else during the month of May. It’s June now, though, and Bradshaw’s back on the radar screen.
PFT has learned that Bradshaw will be visiting the Colts in Indianapolis on Thursday and it looks like a pretty decent landing spot for the former Giant. The Colts have talked up Vick Ballard as their lead back with Donald Brown in a change of pace role, but Bradshaw has shown the ability in the past to be both a grinder and a threat out of the backfield. He’s also knows how to protect the passer after years of playing with Eli Manning, something that would come in handy in Indianapolis as well.
The presence of Ballard and Brown means that Bradshaw would have complements in the backfield to keep him from putting too much stress on the foot that has been operated on multiple times and kept Bradshaw from being a workhorse during his career. If Bradshaw’s foot is sound, it wouldn’t be surprising to see this visit end with a contract offer.