Aug 18, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Indianapolis Colts injured running back Ahmad Bradshaw (44) on the sidelines before a preseason game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis Colts to give Ahmad Bradshaw a heavy workload

Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw has been working on getting healthy and preparing for the 2013-14 NFL regular season, after being back at practice for the past two weeks.

Bradshaw was held out of preseason action, but he still expects to start in the team’s season-opener against the Oakland Raiders and be an important part of the team’s offense.

In fact, Bradshaw could be a workhorse back when he is back to 100 percent and he is expected to receive a “lion’s share” of the carries.

“My expectations are to come out and play my hardest, run the ball hard and make plays for my offense,” he said, via the Indianapolis Star. “I want to just be the guy who gets that first down when we need it, or that touchdown. I want to be the guy who comes through when it counts.”

The team will begin to increase Bradshaw’s reps and workload throughout practice this week as they gauge just how much of a factor he will be able to be when they open up their season this coming Sunday.

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