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Posted by coltsindianapolis on December 9, 2013 – 9:38 am

The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with running back Tashard Choice and placed running back Chris Rainey on Injured Reserve.


Choice, 5-10, 210 pounds, has played in 85 career games (four starts) with the Dallas Cowboys (2008-2011), Washington Redskins (2011) and Buffalo Bills (2011-13). He holds career totals of 361 rushing attempts for 1,535 yards and 10 touchdowns, along with 80 receptions for 569 yards. In 12 games with Buffalo this season, Choice rushed for 126 yards on 35 carries and caught four passes for 10 yards. As a rookie in 2008, he played in all 16 games (three starts) and totaled career highs of 92 rushing attempts for 472 yards and 21 receptions for 185 yards.


Rainey appeared in two games for the Colts this season and totaled six kickoff returns for 131 yards (21.8 avg.) and four punt returns for 29 yards (7.3 avg.). He was originally signed by the team on November 20, 2013.

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  1. By camsen1975 on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    Next man up

  2. By Joe on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    The Colts need to sign more receivers. Please release the guy that can’t catch the football. Also get some protection for Andrew Luck, and please let him run again Pep.

  3. By Jay on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    O-Line, and HeyBey has got to go. Either get that dude some Stick-Em, or cut him. He’s fast as get-out, but if he cant catch the ball, speed doesnt matter!!!! Bring in some solid receivers. I’m worried without 87, we might not even make the playoffs, let alone win a game there!

  4. By Dylan on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    Jay: we already made the playoffs!

  5. By Steve on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    Jay — Colts made the playoffs yesterday, but you are right on all other points. Need to improve in all mentioned areas to make more than a token appearance there.

  6. By HEX on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    We are already in the playoffs, but yes, although they played a little better yesterday, the O line needs serious help.

  7. By Pat Bird Hollenbeck on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    Personally, I think we need to start with the GM–his decision-making leaves something to be desired. If we don’t get the O-Line in order, there’ll be no Luck to throw to any Receivers or hand-off to any RB’s–doesn’t matter who they are.

  8. By @Luckfan12 on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    Are u kidding me, another running back? How’s about a receiver that can catch or a solid corner? DHB and Darius Butler both need to go! Butler couldn’t stop my grandmother from scoring!

  9. By KC on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    Asking an elite QB like Luck run this garbage power run offense is like asking Mike Tyson to wrestle. Let the guy spread ’em out, read the defense, make adjustments at the line and go from there.

  10. By ragecox on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    Beef up the O-Line…let Donald brown run the ball..and get some veteran receivers…. # 2 put Cory redding in on 2nd and 3rd downs… give Robert Mathis some blasted help and get those line backers schooled up….and the CB’s… its already been said… but atleast we’re in the playoffs…. we ain’t making the superbowl…but we have a winning season

  11. By indydave on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    It’s a little late now to bring in players. This season is not what was promised by the Colts organization. And how is it our players get hurt so frequently and easily? We just brought in Chris Rainey LESS THAN A MONTH ago and he is on the IR already? Hmmm….

  12. By george milovich on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    I sure hope they “need to fix a few things” happens soon.

  13. By kledet on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    They need to get rid of had he can’t catch they should left him in Oakland we was catching at 42% idk but we need to get a good ground game

  14. By coco on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    you do know we already clinched a playoff spot right?

  15. By rich on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    I think they need to consider the week defence. The opposition has scored too many points and it is difficult for the offence toe keep up. I sure hope they look at the defense in thew off season cause it really needs help

  16. By Bill on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    DHB and Pep both have to go. Da’Rick Rogers proved himself to be a capable receiver and should be promoted to DHB’s starting position.

  17. By anthony on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    it don’t matter that he signed choice we need a wide out ever since wayne went down we started loosing games to teams like the rams and the Cards we you really think we have any chance at anything with the way we have played once wayne went down it took momentum out of our dfense forget about our offense no one to throw the ball to accept T.Y Hilton and this week Da’Rick Rodgers looked promising, but other than that I say we have no shot at a deep playoff run at all. and ive been a fan all my life and I have to admit its not gonna happen last 7 games our dfense has givin up 28 points in the first half that’s not gonna get us no were

  18. By ColtsFan on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    I hope this is their last Rb pick. They’ve had enough Rb’s as it is. I hope Choice is the final and the best choice (no pun intended but you all were thinkingit haha).

  19. By John s. on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    This is for sure a different team than the one that beat the 49er’s,broncos and Seattle. Defense is to soft and offense is not protecting Luck enough. Rec. are making Luck have to hold the ball too long, Seems like we don’t fool any defenses ??? But we are in the plaoffs. Bring back Tom Moore as Off. Coord cause don’t think the Stanford program is working anymore.

  20. By Arian on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    Other then all the obvious stated this is yr #2 of a complete rebuild and we’re lucky to win much @ all this early in it. Not sure GM needs to go anywhere this man drafted Luck, Fleener, Hilton, Ballard and Allen in one draft, five offensive starters for yrs to come that’s pretty insane as well as finding Freeman in the CFL and added Toller and Landry the mans doing work and doing it cheap. We’re not the NY Yankees and can just go buy everything we need. He’s laid down a pretty sick foundation to build on w out blowing our budget
    up. DHB will be gone he signed a one yr deal. The O Line obviously and defense I’m sure will be a priority in the off season.

  21. By dmarinak on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    D-backs cannot stick with anyone, cannot locate the ball, cannot tackle. Angerer two steps slow, not thinking and reacting too slowly. Freeman one of few bright spots and when someone does make a play, they loose their composure and draw a big penalty. Luck has no time to throw and D Brown should be the starter. 81 needs to go back to basics and learn how to CATCH the ball. Richardson afraid to hit the hole. How did this team beat Denver and Seattle? Reggie was there then!

  22. By Ndbreeze on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    Some soul searching is in play as said earlier this is only the second year of a clean up and rebuild, and looks very much it will be starting again in Washington so lets not get to down on the progress here in INDY sound too much like the network guroo’s.Now its very obvious thst Grigson has gave up some change to a few he felt could come here and compete for positions needed here but like in many case’s just can’t find the “desire”but I feel the general upper management has the ability to turn this “team” into an more mature and better equipped team.Got to crawl before you can run so true fan’s enjoy this group of young men develop and stay true to the Blue!!

  23. By Mynasta on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    How soon will Choice start or fit into the line-up? Or will he just be used on Special teams?

  24. By Hammer on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    This offense is supposed to be able to run the ball. They cannot do that without holes to run through which the only time i seen that this year was against the niners. Get a run game and it will help the def. out.

  25. By 4everacolt on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    i think reggie is great, but this team is looking around for someone to lead— so many are just filling a position and wanting a bailout. every one knows what to do and it is time to step it up ( every one )!

  26. By F on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    Shut up and stop your crying. We’re going to the playoff’s, haven’t had a losing streak in two years, and are one of the youngest teams in the NFL. Teams know our game plan now, so hopefully we won’t change much until playoff time, and surprise everyone.

  27. By Bruce on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    Yes, we need a WR, but are there any FA out there that we would want at this stage of the season. While I agree that the O-line needs some changes, they weren’t as bad as usual against the Bengals–no sacks (which could be a first for the season almost), but they just don’t create the gaps for the ‘power running game’

  28. By brad on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    Look guys its not the running backs.The o-line is where we need help ,Com’on man and DHB COULDNT CATCH A COLD . WHAT ABOUT BRINGING IN BRANDON LOYD.

  29. By Jon on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    We need receivers! if our players cant catch we wont do anything in the playoffs point blank. I’m a die hard Colts fan but there way to much offense in the playoffs for us to get through without being able to catch

  30. By Ellis Maggard on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    Keep the recievers Keep trying to run Richardson & Brown Since we have won the A.F.C. South.

  31. By Ellis Maggard on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    Let’s GO COLTS!!! We need someone to step up to the plate and take the place of Reggie Wayne (ie. Heyward-Bey) Catch something…besides a cold!

  32. By duane lloyd on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    It’s the O Line Grigson!!! FIX IT..or Andrew won’t make it through a 4th season!!!

  33. By David Eli on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    Colts need to put some big money forward to strengthen their offensive line. That is the #1 priority and honestly should be their only priority right now. I wouldn’t even mess with trying to swoop up big time receivers until that issue is fixed. A badder O-line will make Luck and the running game lethal thereby giving the receivers a better chance at catching some fair balls.

  34. By cataldo on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    Fact the offense isn’t playing well. It’s the defense that’s causing the blowouts

  35. By Daniel on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    There are many ways to improve this colts team. Starts with a decent scheme in the Defensive side we have the personal to b a tough D but if your giving up TD ‘s on the first drive of the game and continue to do so atleast every other drive then the so called run first offense will b playing catch up all game long. The flawed O Line having trouble protecting Luck makes playing from behind a huge challenge. Games are won and lost in the trenches.

  36. By Edward on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    so much negativity. some of you get it most dont. if you were all that smart maybe you would be the gm.

  37. By Shawn on Dec 10, 2013 | Reply

    We simply broke our team to beat the Broncos and now we have to lie in the bed that we made ourselves. Time to repair the obvious and stop trying to cover it up!

  38. By del on Dec 10, 2013 | Reply

    correct the scheme of attack, and throw your opponets off base. allow corner backs to cover close and look for the ball. create that much needed hole for the RB. give the young receivers like rogers and brazil a chance to prove themselves Grigson you are doing A great job.

  39. By Josh on Dec 11, 2013 | Reply

    Ugh…no offense Tashard…but this is not the answer.

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