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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:20:08 -0700
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson will be given the first shot at starting running back. He is more talented than RBs Ahmad Bradshaw and Vick Ballard, and the Colts don't want to show that their trade for him last September was a failure.
Fantasy Tip: Due to Richardson's poor 2013 season, he stands to reward nicely as an RB2. Bradshaw and Ballard are late-round fliers.
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:03:41 -0700
Indianapolis Colts RB Vick Ballard (knee) is not expected to be a part of the team's minicamp, according to a source, as he continues to recover from ACL surgery.
Fantasy Tip: Ballard is currently listed as the No. 2 running back behind Trent Richardson. Richardson will probably see most of the playing time, but all three are expected to see the field. Still, Ballard is coming off a serious knee injury and has Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw to compete with. He's a flex option at best for now.
Mon, 05 May 2014 11:12:47 -0700
Indianapolis Colts RB Vick Ballard (knee) recently said he wants to be the team's H-back.
Fantasy Tip: Prior to the Trent Richardson acquisition, Ballard was the starting running back in 2012 before tearing his ACL in Week 2. The Coltsí backfield is currently in a murky state, although Richardson will likely be given the first opportunity to start.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 18:49:27 -0800
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said RB Vick Ballard (knee) is making progress in his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and should be ready to participate no later than training camp.
Sat, 15 Feb 2014 17:41:09 -0800
Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent RB Donald Brown likely would be behind RBs Vick Ballard and Trent Richardson on the depth chart if he re-signs with the team this offseason.
Sat, 14 Sep 2013 08:14:17 -0700
The Indianapolis Colts have placed RB Vick Ballard (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2013 season. In a corresponding move, the team signed practice squad RB Kerwynn Williams to their active roster. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Fri, 13 Sep 2013 10:07:36 -0700
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts RB Vick Ballard (knee) will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in practice Thursday, Sept. 12. He will undergo season-ending surgery and has already been put on Injured Reserve. Ballard was injured in a non-contact drill Thursday. RB Ahmad Bradshaw will now take the lead running back duties, with RB Donald Brown sharing touches.
Fri, 13 Sep 2013 09:28:50 -0700
Indianapolis Colts RB Vick Ballard (knee) will miss the remainder of the season after injuring his knee in practice Thursday, Sept. 12.
Fantasy Tip: This quickens the pace at which Ahmad Bradshaw will get back to a starter's workload. He hasn't looked 100 percent yet, but he's their most capable every-down back. He's a low-end RB2 in most leagues. Unfortunately, Donald Brown will probably steal reps for his occasional big-play ability. He's nothing more than a desperation flex play, however. Also, Indy will probably ink a third carrier that can at least spell these two, perhaps in goal-line spots.
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 14:09:57 -0700
Indianapolis Colts RB Vick Ballard (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 12.
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:34:12 -0700
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano was happy with RB Vick Ballard's pass protection in Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders. Ballard was 6-for-6 in pass-blocking situations last weekend.
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