INDIANAPOLIS -- As the Indianapolis Colts began their first minicamp workout on Tuesday afternoon, the team announced that former New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw agreed to terms.
Bradshaw spent the last six seasons in New York (2007-12), rushing for 4,232 yards and 32 touchdowns while also catching 132 passes for 1,087 yards and three TDs. He ranks sixth in Giants history in rushing yards, seventh in rushing attempts (921) and ninth in rushing touchdowns.
With Bradshaw being added to the roster, the Colts released undrafted rookie free agent running back Denodus O'Bryant in order to stay within the NFL limit of 90 players.
"Heard we signed a running back," Pagano joked after Tuesday's practice. "His resume obviously speaks for itself. He rushed for 1,000 yards before he got injured (foot) last year. He gets us one step closer to hoisting that (Super Bowl) trophy."
The second-year head coach added that Bradshaw will most likely start miniamp in a walking boot as a precautionary measure.
Bradshaw underwent surgery on his right foot in January. He reportedly agreed to a one-year contract with a base salary of $1.1 million with a $250,000 signing bonus and can make an additional $650,000 per game bonuses.
"I got a great call (Tuesday) morning," Bradshaw said in a teleconference. "Everything's going uphill. Everything's working out."
He plans to arrive in Indianapolis sometime Wednesday morning.
"I'm taking it slow right now. I'm definitely going to continue my rehab," Bradshaw said. "I want to be out there and get acquainted with those guys (on the team). But my focus is just to learn the offense, to get healthy and just to be prepared for training camp and the beginning of the season.
"With me, there's no concern (about being ready for the start of training camp). I'll be ready. I'll be ready to go."