The Colts claimed Herron on waivers from the Bills on Thursday. Fellow running back Zurlon Tipton was waived in a corresponding to make room for Herron on the team's roster. Herron, who the Colts had waived from injured reserve in September, now returns to the team to provide Indy with backfield depth behind Frank Gore and Ahmad Bradshaw.
The Bills have released Herron. With fellow running backs LeSean McCoy and Karlos Williams healthy these days, Herron was deemed expendable by the Bills. He'll now look to catch on with a team in need of some backfield depth at this time.
Herron's teammates LeSean McCoy and Karlos Williams are both healthy again coming out of the bye week. Herron had a window of opportunity when both players were down a few games ago, but didn't really do much with his 11 carries, averaging just 3.4 yards per. At best, he's now the No. 3 back with Williams ready to return from his concussion.
Herron caught both of his targets for 17 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bengals and did not record a carry. LeSean McCoy took every single carry that went to a running back, so with Shady healthy and Karlos Williams (concussion) back at some point, Herron's role will remain quite minimal.
Bills running back LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bengals. McCoy is out there if you need him, with ESPN's Bob Holtzman relaying that the running back said that his hamstring feels "a lot better" and expects to see his share of work Sunday. Thus, look for McCoy to head the team's Week 6 backfield, as long as his hamstring holds up, with Dan Herron and Anthony Dixon are on hand in the event that McCoy suffers any in-game setbacks Sunday.
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