At the end of July, Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw said that he hoped to start practicing in a couple of weeks.
His hopes have been realized. The NFL’s daily transaction release served as the announcement that the Colts have activated Bradshaw from the physically unable to perform list, freeing the former Giant to join his teammates at practice for the first time.
Bradshaw’s long-standing foot problems have kept him from practicing regularly in the last couple of years, so it’s likely that the Colts will also take a proactive approach to managing the wear and tear on his feet so that they have him available on Sundays.
If he is, it’s probably a good bet that he’ll wind up taking the lead over Vick Ballard in the Colts’ running back rotation. Ballard should still see plenty of time as new offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton has said that he wants the team to run more often than they did with Bruce Arians making the calls, but Bradshaw’s ability to pass block and catch balls out of the backfield in addition to his skills on the ground should make him a good fit on an offense with Andrew Luck at quarterback.