The Indianapolis Colts today re-signed unrestricted free agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw.
Bradshaw appeared in three games (two starts) for the Colts in 2013 and rushed for 186 yards and two touchdowns on 41 attempts, while adding seven receptions for 42 yards. In Week 3 at San Francisco, he ran for a season-high 95 yards and a touchdown en route to a 27-7 Colts victory over the 49ers. Bradshaw was then placed on Injured Reserve on October 9, 2013.
For his seven-year career, Bradshaw has rushed 962 times for 4,418 yards and 34 touchdowns, while catching 139 passes for 1,129 yards and three touchdowns in 87 regular season games (35 starts). In nine postseason contests (three starts), he has totaled 480 yards and two touchdowns on 111 attempts and 20 receptions for 141 yards.
Bradshaw first joined the Colts as a free agent on June 11, 2013 after spending six seasons (2007-2012) with the New York Giants. He was originally selected by the Giants in the seventh round (250th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft out of Marshall University.
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The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with cornerback Vontae Davis.
“We are very pleased to announce that Vontae Davis will remain part of the Colts family,” said General Manager Ryan Grigson. “He is a rare talent at 25 years of age who is still ascending as a player. We are excited to see him reach new heights in his career and help us attain our ultimate goal.”
Davis started all 16 games for the first time in his career in 2013 and recorded 48 tackles (42 solo), a career-high 13 passes defensed and one interception. In two postseason games (one start), he posted four solo tackles. In 2012, Davis started all 10 games he appeared in and compiled 53 tackles (40 solo), seven passes defensed, three interceptions and a sack. He earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors in Week 17 against Houston after intercepting two passes and adding a career-high three passes defensed.
For his five-year NFL career, Davis has competed in 70 games (62 starts) and has totaled 243 tackles (208 solo), 52 passes defensed, 13 interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, 2.0 sacks and one forced fumble. Since 2009, his interception total ranks tied for 10th in the AFC, while his passes defensed total ranks 12th in the conference.
Davis was acquired by the Colts in a trade with the Miami Dolphins on August 26, 2012. He was originally selected by the Dolphins in the first round (25th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft out of the University of Illinois.
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Welcome to the busiest hour of the NFL offsesaon
The free agent frenzy that everyone waits for each offseason began officially Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. EST.
Let’s start out with the Colts players coming back to Indy and how their teammates reacted to the news.
Colts players shared their thoughts on the re-signings of defensive end Fili Moala, kicker Adam Vinatieri, safety Sergio Brown and cornerback Vontae Davis:
Colts teammates didn’t stop there as they (and an enemy) welcomed new defensive lineman Arthur Jones to Indianapolis:
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“We are happy to announce we have agreed to terms with defensive lineman Arthur Jones,” said Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson. “He is an outstanding producer down after down versus the run and pass. He’s a guy who plays at a championship level week after week and lays it on the line every time he steps out on the field. He is a great fit for our team.”
Jones, 6-3, 315 pounds, totaled 118 tackles (66 solo), 8.5 sacks and one forced fumble in 46 career games (20 starts) for the Baltimore Ravens over the past four seasons. In six postseason games (two starts), he recorded 10 tackles (five solo), 1.0 sack and two fumble recoveries.
In 2013, Jones started a career-high 13 games and registered a career-high 53 tackles (27 solo) and 4.0 sacks. He was part of a defense that ranked fourth in the AFC in rushing yards allowed and sixth in total yards allowed. In 2012, he played in all 16 games (six starts) for the first time in his career and tallied 47 tackles (27 solo), a career-high 4.5 sacks and one forced fumble. He set a personal best with 2.0 sacks in Week 12 at San Diego and recorded 1.5 sacks two weeks later at Washington in Week 14. In the Ravens’ Super Bowl XLVII victory over the San Francisco 49ers, Jones contributed with two solo tackles, 1.0 sack and one fumble recovery.
Jones was originally selected by the Ravens in the fifth round (157th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Syracuse. He started 32-of-44 games for the Orange and totaled 145 tackles (85 solo), 38.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and four fumble recoveries. His 38.5 tackles for loss are the most in Syracuse history by an interior defensive lineman and rank third on the school’s overall career record list. As a junior in 2008, Jones earned All-Big East First Team honors after tallying 60 tackles (33 solo), 3.5 sacks and 13 tackles for loss, which ranked sixth in the conference.
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The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with safety Sergio Brown.
Brown played in 14 games in 2013 and totaled nine special teams tackles and one defensive stop. He also recovered a fumble on special teams in Week 7 against Denver and blocked a field goal in Week 12 at Arizona. Brown played an instrumental role in helping punter Pat McAfee pin 27 punts inside the 20-yard line, a franchise single-season record.
For his career, Brown has appeared in 56 games (three starts) and has notched 42 tackles (38 solo), 31 special teams stops, two passes defensed, one interception and one fumble recovery. In seven postseason games, he has recorded one special teams tackle. Brown was claimed by the Colts off waivers on September 1, 2012 after spending two seasons (2010-11) with the New England Patriots. He was originally signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame on April 29, 2010.
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The Indianapolis Colts today announced that exclusive rights free agent outside linebacker Cam Johnson has signed his tender.
Johnson was acquired by the Colts in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers on September 2, 2013. Last season, he saw action in 12 games and totaled two tackles and six special teams stops. He also contributed with three special teams tackles in two postseason games. In 2012, Johnson spent the first 14 games of the season on the 49ers practice squad before competing in the team’s final two regular season games.
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The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with kicker Adam Vinatieri.
Vinatieri recorded the second-highest single-season point total (139) of his 18-year career and the third-highest mark in Colts history in 2013. For the season, he converted a career-high 35-of-40 field goal attempts and 34-of-34 PATs. His 35 made field goals ranked third in franchise history and tied for 12th in NFL history. He also tied a career-high with four 50-yard field goals made.
Vinatieri became the seventh player in NFL history to score 2,000 career points and the second to post 800 points with two different teams in 2013. He tied Jason Elam for the most 100-point seasons (16) in NFL history and ranks fifth in points scored (2,006), sixth in PATs made (660) and seventh in field goals made (448). In the playoffs, Vinatieri passed Gary Anderson and David Akers for the most PATs made (60) in NFL postseason history. He also became the first player in NFL history to score 200 career points in the postseason and ranks tied for second with 27 career games played in the playoffs.
Vinatieri earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors on two occasions in 2013. In Week 6 at San Diego, he converted two field goals of 50-plus yards in a single game for the first time in his career. In Week 13 against Tennessee, Vinatieri tied a career-high with five made field goals overall and tied an NFL record for successful field goals made from 40-49 yards in a single game with four.
For his career, Vinatieri has converted 448-of-540 field goals and 660-of-670 PATs for 2,006 regular season points, including one two-point conversion, in 274 games played. In 27 postseason contests, he has hit 51-of-61 field goals and 60-of-60 PATs for 213 total points.
Vinatieri was first signed by the Colts as an unrestricted free agent on March 22, 2006 after spending 10 seasons (1996-2005) with the New England Patriots. He was originally signed by the Patriots as a free agent on June 28, 1996. Vinatieri was a four-year letterman at South Dakota State where he finished as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 185 career points.
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