A league spokesman confirmed to The Star the team was instructed to activate Bradshaw after it discovered he briefly participated in an Aug. 4 walk-through. There was no accompanying fine for the PUP violation.
“If it was left up to him, he’d want to go (Tuesday),” Pagano said. “We’re going to protect him from himself and bring him along just like we said we were ... err on the side of caution and he’ll be day-to-day.”
“We’re just going to take it slow,” Bradshaw said following the morning walk-through. “I feel great now. I feel I’m ready to go.
“It’s just a process I have to go through to be ready for the pounding and practices every day.”
Does he feel 100 percent?
“Oh, definitely,” Bradshaw said. “I guess that was part of the misinterpretation last week and I’m just ready to go ... We just want to take it slow, make it last the whole season.”
Bradshaw has finished in the top 20 in both PPR and standard formats in the last three seasons, but the Colts' running game is not as productive as the one he was a part of in New York. Still, if healthy, he should be a very solid RB3 with RB2 upside, assuming he wins the starting gig in Indianapolis.