Bradshaw in recovery: After playing just three games last season due to a neck injury, Ahmad Bradshaw is working his way back and says he’s ‘getting stronger.’ His return would be a boost for a running game that might not be sold on Trent Richardson as its lead back. While T-Rich will have every chance to win the bulk of the carries, he will be in a timeshare regardless. The question will be how much confidence the Colts have in Bradshaw’s recovery. Whoever wins the No. 2 job is going to be worthy of a handcuff.
Robinson moving to RB: Last season, fantasy owners were confounded when the Jaguars labeled Denard Robinson as an “offensive weapon”. In the end, it didn’t matter since Robinson accounted for just 66 yards of total offense. This year, the former Michigan star will have a more conventional title — running back. That move could spawn an interesting battle to see who takes snaps behind Toby Gerhart. Last season, Jordan Todman held the No. 2 job and performed well in his one major opportunity, rushing for 109 yards on 25 carries in the Week 15 loss to the Bills. Add this to the list of position battles worth watching this offseason.
Locker rounding into shape: Titans quarterback Jake Locker is slowly working his way back into shape after suffering a Lisfranc injury that ended his season. However, he won’t be ready for any of next week’s team activities. It’s not a good look for the talented, but oft-injured quarterback. This will be a make-or-break year for the former No. 8 overall draft pick. With a new coaching staff taking over in Tennessee, Locker will likely have one chance to prove he’s still the future in Nashville.
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