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September 14, 2013

Colts lose Ballard for rest of season

Running back went down in practice with torn ACL.

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The seventh-year NFL veteran certainly has the experience. Bradshaw rushed for 4,232 yards and 32 touchdowns in six seasons with the Giants. He had two 1,000-yard seasons, including last year’s 1,015-yard performance that included six touchdown runs.

If there’s been a knock on the 5-foot-10, 217-pound running back in recent seasons, it’s been an issue with foot injuries. Bradshaw underwent two surgical procedures on his right foot this past offseason and did not participate in training camp or play in any preseason games.

Brown also has experience, starting 15 of 50 games for Indianapolis since being the team’s first-round draft pick in 2009. He has gained 1,840 yards and ran for 11 touchdowns over the past four seasons. He had ankle and knee issues last year.

Williams, meanwhile, was a seventh-round pick by Indianapolis last spring. He was impressive during spring and training camp work as well as in the pre-season. The former Utah State standout was released prior to the start of the regular-season and then signed to practice squad one he cleared waivers.

The Colts are expected to sign another another running back to the practice squad to replace Williams. Indianapolis might decide to bring back Delone Carter, who was traded to Baltimore late in the pre-season and was then subsequently released by the Ravens. Carter was a fourth-round draft pick by the Colts in 2011.

GAME AVAILABILITY

Pagano said that tight end Dwayne Allen (hip) did not practice Friday and is questionable for Sunday’s game. He is expected to be a game-time decision.

Inside linebacker Pat Angerer (concussion) has been cleared and had practiced this week. He is probable and may start. Inside linebacker Kavell Conner (ankle), inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman (quad) and outside linebacker Erik Walden (hamstring) were limited in practice Friday and are questionable. They are all game-time decisions.

Wide receiver/kick returner David Reed (quad) has not practiced and will not play Sunday.

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