Bradshaw (wrist) was placed on the Colts' injured reserve list Monday, ending his 2015 season. Bradshaw suffered a wrist injury during Sunday's win over the Buccaneers and will now land on season-ending IR for the third straight season. In just six games played this term, the 29-year-old managed only 85 yards on 31 carries, but caught three touchdown passes on 10 receptions. With Bradshaw out, expect the Colts to rely on the combination of Frank Gore and Dan Herron going forward.
Bradshaw underwent an X-ray on his injured wrist after Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, and while it showed no fractures, the area is very swollen, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson. Bradshaw was knocked out of the game due to the ailment, finishing with four carries for six yards and three catches on four targets for 20 receiving yards. The Colts' rushing game was shut down by the Bucs, as starter Frank Gore could only get 24 yards on 19 carries. If Bradshaw has to miss any time, Dan Herron will likely take over the backup role.
Bradshaw carried the ball nine times for 32 yards, and added four receptions on four targets for 20 yards and two touchdowns Sunday in Atlanta. Bradshaw's modest yardage total isn't surprising due to his lack of touches, but he's making the most of his limited time on the field. The ninth-year running back is firmly behind Frank Gore on the Colts depth chart, but that hasn't stopped him from picking up three receiving scores over the past two weeks. Still, expecting Bradshaw to continue to find pay dirt with regularity is a stretch.
Bradshaw had six carries for three yards and one reception for an eight-yard touchdown in Sunday's win over Denver. Frank Gore had 28 carries, so Bradshaw isn't going to get many carries unless Gore gets hurt. However, Bradshaw could have a role in the passing game if Indy finally gets its passing offense on track.
Bradshaw had one carry for five yards and one reception for eight yards in Sunday's loss to New Orleans. Bradshaw played nearly as many snaps (29) as Frank Gore (31) but wasn't used in the passing game (targeted just twice) when the Colts fell behind. He was needed as a blocker with Indy's offense line struggling again.
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|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||54||232||1||18||135||3||60|