Donald Brown wants to return to Indy

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

The Indianapolis Colts lost Sunday in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs which meant Monday was locker room clean-up day. Locker room clean-up day also means that it’s time for the media to hound the players about the future, especially potential free agents. One of those potential free agents is running Donald Brown, a guy who had a small coming out party in these playoffs. Good news for the Colts is that even with Trent Richardson locked up, he’d like to return.

Running back Donald Brown already had a couple of trash bags in front of his cubicle. He methodically crammed a shirt and sweat suit into one of them.

“Hopefully I’ll be putting the clothes back,” Brown said. “That’s my plan. That’s my hope.

“We’ll see how the next month or so sorts itself out.” (IndyStar)

Brown has had an up and down career since he was made the Colts first round draft pick in 2009. He’s had spurts where he flashes all the talent one thought he had and then at other times you wonder how he was a first round pick. That’s the exact reason why the Colts have continued to bring in running backs like Ahmad Bradshaw, Vick Ballard and then the big trade for Trent Richardson.

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While Richardson was a flop during the 2013 season you know he’ll be the teams starter in 2014, they gave up way too much for him not to be. Due to the flop though you can be sure the Colts will be looking for a solid, veteran handcuff back. Ballard will be back in 2014 from his ACL injury but the team cant quite rely on him yet.

So the main question is do the Colts go looking for another back or simply bring Brown back. As usual it will all come down to the money even with Brown wanting to stay. Mike Chappell of the IndyStar says the Colts will likely make a reasonable offer but will that offer be enough after Brown’s playoff performance and 5.3 rushing average in the regular season?

RB Donald Brown: Where would the run game been without the 2009 first-round draft pick? Management probably won’t overpay to retain Brown with Vick Ballard and Trent Richardson under contract, but will make him a reasonable offer.(IndyStar)

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