There were quite a few reports during the offseason that the Pittsburgh Steelers might possibly sign free agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw following his release from the New York Giants, but the team chose to sign LaRod Stephens-Howling instead.
Bradshaw, who made a free agent visit to Pittsburgh at the end of March, was still wearing a walking boot at the time as he was still recovering from offseason foot surgery.
Reports later surfaced that Bradshaw would be returning to Pittsburgh for a recheck of his foot, but that visit never came to fruition and the running back wound up signing with the Indianapolis Colts in the middle part of June.
On Tuesday, the Colts reported that Bradshaw is still not fully recovered and that he was placed on their Active PUP list as a result.
I had a feeling all along that the Steelers wouldn\’t sign Bradshaw due to all of the medical problems that he has had with his ankles and feet. When Le\’Veon Bell was drafted in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft and Stephens-Howling was signed, the Steelers need for a banged-up Bradshaw was no more.
The Colts can remove Bradshaw from the PUP list at any time prior to the start of the regular season, but once he is removed, he will no longer be eligible for the Reserve PUP list at the start of the regular season.