Running back Ahmad Bradshaw joined the Indianapolis Colts Tuesday with a chance to seize the team's lead-back role from an uncertain group.
The team has agreed to a one-year contract with the former New York Giants back, general manager Ryan Grigson told the Indianapolis Star.
The team wants to improve a running game that ranked 22nd in the league last season in yards per game with 102.4 and 26th in yards per attempt (3.8). Bradshaw could be a good fit among a group that features second-year running back Vick Ballard, Donald Brown, Delone Carter and rookie Kerwynn Williams.
Bradshaw visited the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers, but his history of foot injuries has become a problem. He had surgery on his right foot for the third time in January, and has also had operations on both ankles and another on his left foot.
Bradshaw spent his first six seasons with the Giants, rushing for 4,232 yards and 32 touchdowns. He had a career-high 1,235 yards in 2010 and 1,015 yards last season. He was also Pro Football Focus' top-rated running back in pass protection in 2012, which will help buy time for keep second-year quarterback Andrew Luck.