Conceding that they can't count on Vick Ballard in the featured back role, the Colts signed Frank Gore and drafted tackle-shedding Josh Robinson in the sixth round to go with holdover Boom Herron.
General manager Ryan Grigson isn't making any promises to a healthy Ballard.
"Two years is a long time not to play football, there's no doubt about it," Grigson said. "The only thing he needs to do is get a devil-may-care mindset. Because if you think about getting hurt, or you're concerned about getting hurt again, then you probably will."
Ballard realizes training camp could be his final shot at a roster spot in Indianapolis.
This further underlines Gore's value as the team's feature back. Dan Herron will get some work in a backup capacity, but Ballard is just fighting for a roster spot at this point.