The first step has technically started -- running back Ahmad Bradshaw being put on the active roster. The next step -- having Bradshaw and Vick Ballard share reps in the backfield -- is likely still days away.

But the vision is there.

Two running backs with contrasting styles complimenting quarterback Andrew Luck’s ability to sling the ball down the field.

One has home run capabilities. The other is a bruiser up the middle.

Running back Ahmad Bradshaw said it won't be long before he hits the field for the Colts.
“It’ll be great to get him out there” Colts coach Chuck Pagano said about Bradshaw. “He’s an every-down back. I know he can be a third-down back. I know he can be a pass protector. He hasn’t played in a while. It’ll take him a minute obviously to knock the rust off but it’s going to be great to have him in the fold and join those other guys and starting competing with those guys.”

The Colts had to take Bradshaw off the physically unable to perform list and put him on the active roster because they had him go through a walk-through practice on Aug. 4 which is a league violation. Bradshaw opened training camp on PUP because he’s been working his way back from right foot surgery in January.

So when will Bradshaw actually put pads on and participate in practice with his teammates?

That’s anybody’s guess.