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JAN 18, 1:20a ET | Jay Clemons
StatsLLC: Apr 1 / 12:00a ET
News: Herron has signed his one-year free-agent tender. He is expected to be joined in the backfield by the recently signed Frank Gore and Vick Ballard, who has missed most of the last two seasons with injuries.
Impact: The former Bengals' practice squad player became Indy's starter in the playoffs, replacing Trent Richardson. After running 78 times for 351 yards with one touchdown and catching 21 passes for 173 yards in the regular season, Herron ran 45 times for 170 yards and two TDs in three playoff games. He also caught 23 passes for 128 yards, setting a postseason franchise record by a running back.
Rotowire: Mar 5 / 2:49p ET
News: The Colts made an exclusive-rights tender to Herron on Thursday, the team's official website reports.
Impact: Herron is an exclusive-rights free agent, which means he really isn't a free agent at all. He'll be back with the Colts in 2015, after leading the team's backfield during the 2014 postseason. He showcased a solid combination of tough running and receiving skills, but the Colts will likely want to bring in some competition for touches, at the very least. Indianapolis has been linked to some of the big-name running backs that will soon become free agents, so Herron's stock largely depends on how the rest of the offseason plays out. Trent Richardson is unlikely to be back with the Colts, and Ahmad Bradshaw (leg) -- an impending free agent himself -- is a perpetual injury concern.