Herron assumes Colts No. 2 running back role with Bradshaw out
The season-ending wrist injury to Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw in the team's 25-12 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday means Daniel "Boom" Herron figures to see the bulk of the carries behind starter Frank Gore moving forward.
Herron, who is back in Indianapolis after being claimed off waivers from the Buffalo Bills last Thursday, spent the past two seasons with Colts. The three-year veteran, who appeared in 16 games for Indianapolis last season with three starts, was released from injured reserve Sept. 11 after hurting his shoulder in the preseason finale.
The Colts also re-signed Zurlon Tipton on Monday to help fill the void left by Bradshaw's injury.
"It'll have to be by committee," Indianapolis head coach Chuck Pagano said, per ESPN. "Somebody is going to have to emerge (as the third-down back). Boom will be the one of the guys, obviously. He'll fill in as the No. 2 guy. Bring Tipton back and he'll be the third back and special teamer. Things like that."
Herron had 11 carries for 37 yards in four games with the Bills this season.