Colts place Ahmad Bradshaw on injured reserve

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The Colts feared the worst for running back Ahmad Bradshaw after he hurt his leg on Sunday and coach Chuck Pagano confirmed he fractured his fibula on Monday, but said the team was waiting to hear word from some specialists before determining their next move with Bradshaw.

Those consultations didn’t lead the Colts to believe they’d be getting Bradshaw back at any point this season. As a result, the team announced Tuesday that Bradshaw has been placed on injured reserve. Bradshaw leads the Colts in rushing yards this season and has picked up over a yard more per carry than Trent Richardson.

The Colts reportedly aren’t interested in adding Ray Rice should he be reinstated on appeal of his indefinite suspension, but could make a play for either Ben Tate or LeGarrette Blount after both players were dropped on Tuesday.

Indianapolis also officially announced the signing of veteran kick returner Josh Cribbs along with two other moves. They’ve signed tight end Weslye Saunders and released linebacker Victor Butler.