The Indianapolis Colts announced Tuesday that both Ahmad Bradshaw and John Boyett will start the training camp on the injury list. Bradshaw will start off on the Physically Unable to Perform list or PUP for short. A foot injury that hampered the running back last year while a member of the New York Giants hasn’t fully healed yet so the Colts and Bradshaw will take precaution for the next month.
With putting Bradshaw on the PUP list he won’t count against the 90-man preseason roster and can be placed on the active roster at any time.
He tweeted Tuesday night, “For all y’all believers, just know tht I will b ready to rock. Come regular season. So, thank u, and keep believing. God-bless!”
That’s a good sign the newly signed back will be ready to go when the Colts host the Oakland Raiders in Week 1 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Bradshaw is a two-time Super Bowl champion as a member of the Giants so training camp and a four game preseason isn’t really needed for the veteran.
Bradshaw is likely going to be No. 2 on the depth chart behind second year man Vick Ballard.
The other player starting off on the injury list is the rookie Boyett. He is on the non-football related injury list. The sixth round draft pick by the Colts out of Oregon suffered an injury last season as a member of the Ducks and the Colts are just giving him time to heal. With the off the field issues with Joe Lefeged it’s a safe bet Boyett will make the active 53-man roster for the opening week.