Last week saw free agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw leave a visit with the Colts without signing a contract.
That doesn’t mean that a deal that makes Bradshaw a member of the team’s backfield is off the table. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Colts and Bradshaw remain in “heavy negotiations” on a contract.
There’s no word on what obstacles remain to striking a deal, but we’d imagine that money is near the top of the list. Given the lack of other suitors for Bradshaw’s services, there’s not much reason for the Colts to offer much more than the veteran’s minimum. Bradshaw would want more, but he’s not exactly overflowing with leverage thanks to his history of foot injuries and the aforementioned dearth of teams trying to sign him in June.
Should a deal get done, it would likely signal the end of the line in Indy for either Donald Brown or Delone Carter as Bradshaw and Vick Ballard would bump one of them down to fourth on a depth chart that probably has room for only three tailbacks.