Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw is entering his seventh season in the NFL and currently rehabbing what seems to be his 700th foot injury. But is he concerned about how much time he is missing with his new team? Nope.
Bradshaw said Monday that he expects it to be a couple of weeks before he begins practicing and indicated he may avoid all preseason games.
It would be nice to see Bradshaw get in there with his new team, which is working under a new offense, but after six seasons, Bradshaw's No. 1 goal is to get through August healthy. The practice time will come later. If there is a silver lining to Bradshaw's current state, it's that it is causing his draft stock to fall, and I already thought he presented nice value as a fifth-round pick. He should be the Colts' lead running back this year, and he is a good fit in an offense that figures to use the running back as a receiver often. Bradshaw has averaged about 31 catches per season over the past four years.