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“Mental reps” forced Colts to activate Bradshaw

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In most cases, the activation of a player from the physically unable to perform list means the player is (wait for it) physically able to perform.

In the case of Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw, it means something else.

Per a league source, the Monday move of Bradshaw to the active roster occurred because the Colts allowed Bradshaw to practice eight days ago.

Specifically, he took some handoffs during a walk-through practice.  The Colts called downplayed it as “mental reps.”

The league investigated the situation, determined otherwise, and required the Colts to move Bradshaw to the active roster.

While not a major issue or a significant disciplinary measure, it removes any misunderstanding from the rules.  If a player on the PUP list participates in practice, he’ll be activated, whether the team is ready to activate him or not.

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12 Responses to ““Mental reps” forced Colts to activate Bradshaw”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 12, 2013 8:30 PM

    Pagano had to get down on the field and do 40 mental reps for the unforced error. Same standards apply for everyone.

  2. wikipediasaidso says: Aug 12, 2013 8:33 PM

    The most significant thing is this makes him ineligible to start the season on the reserve/PUP, so hopefully there was no question he was expected to be ready to practice for real very soon, before they need to cut to 53. It would hurt if they wanted to keep that option open and now it’s gone.

  3. grogansheroes says: Aug 12, 2013 8:36 PM

    And everyone calls the Pats cheaters.

  4. jpb12 says: Aug 12, 2013 8:37 PM

    bone head moves

  5. 12444uggg says: Aug 12, 2013 8:41 PM

    Did you know Blaine Gabbert is a real American?

    Anyway, this is not interesting news. Find out about Blaine Gabbert: The Real American.

  6. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 12, 2013 8:41 PM

    ^^^how does a jaguar fan have any room to talk about any team? go back to the kiddie table, the nfl is grown folk bizness

  7. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Aug 12, 2013 8:53 PM

    How is this not just straight up cheating? Ridiculous.

  8. bigdogbob says: Aug 12, 2013 9:49 PM

    @grogansheroes

    The difference here is the Colts did it one time in practice during the preseason. The Patriots did it for multiple seasons and postseasons including the Super Bowl. The two are really not comparable.

  9. sarcasm says: Aug 12, 2013 10:05 PM

    The drunkard dodged a fine.

  10. grogansheroes says: Aug 13, 2013 10:03 AM

    bigdogbob says:
    Aug 12, 2013 9:49 PM
    @grogansheroes

    The difference here is the Colts did it one time in practice during the preseason. The Patriots did it for multiple seasons and postseasons including the Super Bowl. The two are really not comparable.

    _____________________________
    It was only illegal starting in 2007. They got caught at the start of the season. Other teams stopped, Pats didn’t. Colts pumped up crowd noise and the heat in the Dome in 2006 AFCC game. otherwise would have lost. All teams cheat, including yours.

  11. 25yearindyfan says: Aug 13, 2013 10:57 AM

    Grogan,
    Did the Colts only pump crowd noise in the 2nd half? Because NE was up big at the half. Typical dillusional pats fan.

  12. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 13, 2013 2:04 PM

    I’ve heard the crowd noise thing before but”heat”… that seems like a silly accusation, I don’t know what the weather was that day but January in Indiana, I assume it was cold outside.

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