Atlanta Falcons: Should Falcons target any remaining free agents?

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Oct 9, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw (44) scores a touchdown in the first quarter against Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing (56) at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Ahmad Bradshaw, RB

Enter another Super Bowl winner now with a two-time world champ, Ahmad Bradshaw.

Bradshaw’s eight seasons in the NFL have brought him 4,843 yards and 36 touchdowns. Could his experience enhance a Falcons run game in desperate need of help? 

Oct 26, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw (44) scores on a twelve yard touchdown run past Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Mike Mitchell (23) during the third quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 51-34. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Health has been an issue for Bradshaw his whole career, only playing in all 16 games once in his career.

After a slow start to the NFL, he rushed for a solid 778 yards and seven touchdowns in 2009 before adding another 1,235 yards and eight scores the following year. His yards almost halved in 2012, but his touchdown count increased to nine.

Bradshaw passed the 1,000-yard mark for the second time of his career in what would be his final season in New York before moving to Indianapolis.

The worry though is looking at his past two seasons with the Colts. Bradshaw suited up just 13 times, rushing for just 611 yards and four touchdowns.

Does he deserve another shot? Marc Sessler of believes so:

"“Set to serve a one-game ban to start the year, Bradshaw was recently cleared from the fractured fibula he suffered in Week 11. He’s constantly hurt, but remains effective on passing downs and has averaged at least 4.5 yards per tote in seven of his eight NFL seasons. The Colts haven’t tried to re-sign him, but Bradshaw, at 29, deserves another shot.”"

I don’t think Atlanta should make a move, however.

Would signing Bradshaw hurt the development of Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman? That’s the biggest risk.

Football is a young man’s game and players need to be replaced. Dan Quinn likes what he has with Freeman and Coleman, so adding Bradshaw might be unnecessary.

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