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Bradshaw lands in Indy

New York Giants v Cincinnati Bengals

CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 11: Ahmad Bradshaw #44 of the New York Giants fumbles the ball as he is hit by Leon Hall of the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on November 11, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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So much for the youth movement at the Indy skill positions.

Second-year player Vick Ballard’s status as the lead dog for the Colts’ running game is in grave danger, given the arrival of veteran Ahmad Bradshaw.

Per a source with knowledge of the transaction, Bradshaw agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Colts.

The move comes after several days of discussions, culminating in a leverage-blowing tweet from owner Jim Irsay, who said that he has “SERIOUS Coin” for Bradshaw.

In time, we’ll see how “SERIOUS” the “Coin” really was. Regardless, the 1,000-yard rush who has been available for months has a new job.

His effectiveness likely will hinge on whether his surgically-repaired foot is good as new, or close to it.

UPDATE 1:55 p.m.: The “SERIOUS Coin” consists of $250,000 to sign, a base salary of $1.1 million and $650,000 in per-game roster bonuses. If he’s on the active roster for every game, it’s a $2 million deal.