Jordan Todman inked a deal with the Colts, giving them a decent pass-catching back to fall in line behind Frank Gore. Todman might earn some playing time coming out of training camp but is a long shot to ever be anything more than a cheap bye-week fill-in.
Todman signed with the Colts on Friday. Todman was released by the Panthers following the preseason last year, but ultimately signed with the Steelers and went on to play 11 games. While Todman managed just four carries for 22 yards in Pittsburgh, he adds depth to the Colts' backfield ahead of the upcoming campaign.
Todman ran for six yards on five carries in Pittsburgh's loss to Denver on Sunday. After rushing for 65 yards on 11 carries against Cincinnati last week, Todman reverted to his usual, ineffective self, with five of his six yards coming on one run. During the regular season, Todman carried the ball just four times for 22 yards, and returned one kick for another 22 yards. With stud running backs Le'Veon Bell and DeAngelo Williams ahead of him on the depth chart, Todman saw just 13 offensive snaps all season. An unrestricted free agent, he offers no fantasy value in his current role with the Steelers.
Todman had 11 carries for a team high 65 yards Saturday in the Steelers' win over the Bengals. After three seasons in Jacksonville, Todman finally got to see playoff action, making the most the opportunity. Considering he had just four rushing attempts in the regular season, much of how Todman is used in Pittsburgh's Divisional playoff game against Denver depends on the health of DeAngelo Williams (ankle), who was inactive this Week.
Todman is listed as active Saturday versus the Bengals, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. The Steelers have benefited from incredible efficiency out of their No. 1 running back, whether it was Le'Veon Bell (knee) or DeAngelo Williams. The season finale wasn't kind to Williams, though, as he came down with a high ankle sprain that will keep the veteran out of the postseason opener. Although Fitzgerald Toussaint is expected to start Saturday, Todman should earn his first offensive snap since Week 12 at Seattle.
Todman is inactive for Sunday's game against the Colts. The Steelers will only have two running backs active for Sunday's game, as fullback Will Johnson is capable of filling in if needed. Todman was active for each of Pittsburgh's first 11 games, yet he still only has four touches all season.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/25||San Diego Chargers||30||21.50|
|8||10/30||Kansas City Chiefs||4||13.44|
|9||11/06||@Green Bay Packers||11||15.33|
|13||12/06||@New York Jets||3||13.13|
|3 Year Avg||37||155||1||13||105||1||37|