Ahmad Bradshaw has finally landed a job.
The former New York Giants running back has agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.1 million deal to join the Indianapolis Colts, according to reports. The deal includes a $250,000 signing bonus and a per-game roster bonus.
Bradshaw had generated a lot of interest over the offseason after being released by the New York Giants at the beginning of free agency. The Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers all showed interest in the veteran back, and it appeared even the New England Patriots were intrigued as well.
But since the end of the last week, it was the Indianapolis Colts who had been trying to reach a deal with the veteran running back
On Friday, it was reported Bradshaw was close to signing a deal to become Andrew Luck's newest backfield weapon. And yesterday, the two sides were reportedly engaged in "heavy negotiations."
Bradshaw, 27, rushed for 1,015 yards and six touchdowns in 2012 with the New York Giants. Injuries, however, remained an issue for the running back, which is why his new deal in Indy offers incentives for remaining on the roster.
Bradshaw is the newest member of a backfield comprised of Vick Ballard, who enjoyed an impressive rookie campaign last year, as well as veterans Donald Brown and Delone Carter, one of whom figures to be a candidate for release now.
Health is obviously the greatest factor in projecting how effective Bradshaw can be for the Colts. He had offseason surgery to once again repair his troublesome feet. Should he stay on the field, though, he instantly improves a mediocre running game and has a chance to be an asset to the one of the league's top young passers.
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