The Indianapolis Colts could use another running back on the roster, as Dan Herron is their current No. 3 RB behind the 1-2 punch of Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw. While there’s plenty of optimism that Richardson can break out in his third season in the league after an especially disappointing first year with the Colts, the fact of the matter is that the Colts are thin at RB and have question marks. T-Rich’s breakout isn’t a guarantee by any means, and while Bradshaw is a very talented No. 2 RB, the reason why he is a No. 2 RB and not a feature back somewhere else is because of his proneness to injury. Bradshaw simply cannot be trusted to stay healthy, as he’s one of the most injury-prone players in the league.
Therefore, it isn’t surprising to see the Detroit Free Press’s Dave Birkett report that former Detroit Lions No. 3 RB Mikel Leshoure has a visit scheduled with the Colts. He was logjammed behind the elite RB duo of Reggie Bush and Joique Bell, and high-upside scat back Theo Riddick moved above him this offseason. The Lions should have traded Leshoure to an RB-needy team last year, as Leshoure has talent despite a mediocre career to this point.
Leshoure would make an awful lot of sense as a signing for the Colts, as he would immediately make the Colts deep at RB again, as they were thinned down by another season-ending injury to Vick Ballard. With his ability in goal-line situations, Leshoure should slot in comfortably as the Colts No. 3 RB if Ryan Grigson decides to sign him.