Colts move Bradshaw to the active roster

INDIANAPOLIS -- Not everything turned out to be bad for the Indianapolis Colts on Monday.

On the day that owner Jim Irsay called his team out for its poor play on Twitter and it was announced that linebacker Justin Hickman will likely miss the season with a foot injury, the Colts moved running back Ahmad Bradshaw from the physically unable to perform list to the active roster, according to the NFL's transaction wire.

Bradshaw, who signed with the Colts during the summer after spending his first six seasons with the New York Giants, spent the first part of training camp working his way back from offseason foot surgery.

Second-year running back Vick Ballard started the final 12 games last season and has worked with the first unit in training camp. But don't be surprised if Bradshaw takes over the lead role. Bradshaw rushed for 1,015 yards and six touchdowns last season with the Giants.