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  Giants | Joseph Addai works out     Thu Nov 15, 08:46 AM

The New York Giants worked out free-agent RB Joseph Addai (Patriots).

Footballguys view: Not a great sign for the health status of Ahmad Bradshaw here. The team must be at least mildly concerned about his potential availability after the team's week 11 bye.

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  Patriots | Joseph Addai quit during physical     Sat Jul 28, 11:52 AM

Updating previous item, free-agent RB Joseph Addai (Patriots) struggled during his conditioning test with the New England Patriots and simply quit, according to a league source, which led to his release.

Footballguys view: Addai won't attract much attention on the free agent market after this news. His career is likely over, but a team could look to add him if injuries hit their RB corps in training camp. Addai is not much of a runner anymore but could have value as a receiving back and pass blocker.

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  Patriots | More on Joseph Addai's release    Thu Jul 26, 01:18 PM

Updating a previous report, the New England Patriots released RB Joseph Addai because he did not pass a physical.

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  Patriots | Joseph Addai released    Wed Jul 25, 05:28 PM

The New England Patriots have released RB Joseph Addai.

Footballguys view: The Patriots backfield gets a little less cramped here. Addai isn't the same player he used to be but could still be effective in pass protection and as a receiver out of the backfield. The market won't be hot for his services but a team like the Eagles may have interest in the veteran.

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  Patriots | Joseph Addai on roster bubble already?    Mon Jul 23, 11:20 PM

New England Patriots RB Joseph Addai was reportedly not very impressive during the team's offseason program, and he might not be on the roster bubble. It sounds like Addai needs a strong training camp and preseason if he wants to leapfrog RBs Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen and Danny Woodhead, among others.

Footballguys view: If Addai doesn't play better in camp we could see the Patriots releasing the veteran back. The backfield is cramped in New England, and Addai's not the same player he used to be.

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  Patriots | Questions at running back    Fri Jun 22, 02:45 AM

It appears the New England Patriots will rely on second-year RBs Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley as their top runners in 2012. However, the pair has more questions surrounding them than answers right now. Vereen had just 15 carries as a rookie because of injury problems and Ridley had fumble problems in consecutive games last year, which led to a quick hook from the field. The team has veteran RBs Joseph Addai and Danny Woodhead on roster and they may, as reported, have interest in re-signing RB Sammy Morris.

Footballguys view: The Patriots backfield is a cluster you-know-what right now. For fantasy purposes it's best to avoid any of these RBs. If one does emerge we feel it could be Vereen as he's got the best all-around skill set. If you're feeling lucky, grab Vereen late in your draft as a "lottery" pick.

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  Patriots | Plenty of questions at RB    Sun Jun 17, 10:04 PM

The New England Patriots must rely on their running game this season to complement the passing attack. However, it is still very uncertain who will carry the load heading into training camp. RBs Joseph Addai, Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen and Danny Woodhead combine for nine career starts for the Patriots. None have stood out on their own in offseason workouts, and the team might be hoping for strength by committee. 'We're not really focused on who's going to be the guy or anything like that; we're just trying to help each other out and learn together,' Ridley said. 'One person is not going to get it done all the way through the season and we know that, so we have to be able to depend on everybody.'

Footballguys view: In our opinion Vereen is the most talented RB on the roster. Even though he could be the lead back his fantasy value is going to be cut by the presence of the other backs in New England. Vereen is a lottery pick fantasy player you can add near the end of the 12th round.

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  Patriots | Joseph Addai may not make final roster     Mon May 28, 08:44 AM

New England Patriots RB Joseph Addai is not guaranteed of earning a spot on the team's final roster; however, with a young backfield, it appears likely Addai will make the team.

Footballguys view: The Patriots have a jam packed backfield, but Addai gives them a veteran presence they'll be missing since BenJarvus Green-Ellis moved on to the Bengals in free agency. Addai could work as a third-down back in a similar way to what Kevin Faulk used to do for New England.

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  Patriots | Shane Vereen, Stevan Ridley expected to get most carries    Sat May 26, 03:15 PM

New England Patriots RBs Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley are expected to get a majority of the carries this season if they both stay healthy.

Footballguys view: Ridley is likely to be the lead ball carrier as the team looks to replace BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Vereen has the best all-around skill set, but the Patriots love to rotate backs. Joseph Addai was added for veteran insurance, and Danny Woodhead will still get touches as a change of pace back too.

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  Patriots | Joseph Addai official    Thu May 10, 05:12 PM

The New England Patriots officially inked RB Joseph Addai Thursday, May 10.

Footballguys view: Addai will compete with Danny Woodhead to be the team's change of pace, third-down RB. Second-year RB Stevan Ridley will be the team's primary ballcarrier.

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  Patriots | Sign RB Joseph Addai    Sat May 5, 07:48 PM

Mike Chappell, from the Indianapolis Star, reports via Twitter that former Colts RB Joseph Addai has signed with the New England Patriots.

Footballguys view: A good fit for Addai's skill set here. He will likely be the change of pace RB behind second-year back Stevan Ridley. This cuts into the potential opportunity for second year RB Shane Vereen.

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  Patriots | Joseph Addai visits    Fri Apr 20, 05:14 PM

The New England Patriots met with free-agent RB Joseph Addai (Colts).

Footballguys view: The Patriots also worked out Ryan Grant (Packers) and Tim Hightower (Redskins). It's clear they may not be ready to move forward with second-year backs like Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley.

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  NFL | Joseph Addai could follow Peyton Manning    Sun Mar 11, 02:07 PM

Free-agent RB Joseph Addai (Colts) may sign with the team that adds free-agent QB Peyton Manning (Colts) because his ability to pass block.

Footballguys view: Addai isn't a lead back, but could join a team to help form a RBBC. A team like the Broncos could use him as a complement behind starter Willis McGahee.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai released    Fri Mar 9, 05:16 PM

The Indianapolis Colts have terminated the contract of RB Joseph Addai.

Footballguys view: The Colts need to shed payroll and they already have Donald Brown and Delone Carter as two capable backs moving forward. We could see Addai landing on a team like Baltimore where he could reunite with former Colts head coach Jim Caldwell.

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  Colts | Dallas Clark, Joseph Addai could be released     Wed Mar 7, 01:41 PM

Indianapolis Colts TE Dallas Clark and RB Joseph Addai could both be released to get under the salary cap. Both players are coming off injury-plagued seasons and are set to make almost $7.5 million between them in 2012.

Footballguys view: Colts owner Jim Irsay said during Peyton Manning's press conference that the team would have to make more cap space just to get their draft picks signed.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai questionable    Fri Dec 2, 05:48 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 2, and is listed as questionable for Week 13. He could be active but likely would be an emergency running back.

Footballguys view: Addai sure seems like he isn't in the Colts plans for the rest of this year, and you have to wonder about the rest of his three-year contract signed this offseason.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai expected to play    Fri Nov 25, 06:02 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 25. He is listed as questionable for Week 12 but is expected to play.

Footballguys view: Addai can't be trusted as this hamstring injury has lingering much longer than expected and his comments also indicate a small lack of confidence. He'll rotate with Donald Brown and Delone Carter if he does play.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai hopeful for Week 12     Fri Nov 25, 12:02 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) believes he will be able to play in the team's Week 12 game. 'I feel good. I felt better (Thursday) than I did (Wednesday),' Addai said. 'I feel like there's a good chance (to play). I didn't have any setbacks.'

Footballguys view: Addai seems like he should have been able to return from this injury weeks ago, so until we see him start and finish a game, it's hard to trust him, even against a cupcake matchup like the Panthers run defense.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai practices    Thu Nov 24, 01:34 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 24.

Footballguys view: Addai should be back on the field this week for the Colts. This will negatively impact the fantasy value of guys like Donald Brown and Delone Carter. We're not excited about Addai as a fantasy option, and we'd like to see him get through a full game before our minds are changed.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai fully practices    Wed Nov 23, 05:15 PM

Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Footballguys view: Addai is a decent flex play against a Panthers run defense that made Chris Johnson look good a few weeks ago and make Kevin Smith look like an all-pro last week.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai to practice    Wed Nov 23, 01:01 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) will take part in practice Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Footballguys view: We'll see if Addai actually gets back on the field this week.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai could be available    Mon Nov 21, 06:36 PM

Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell said it is possible RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) will be able to play in Week 12.

Footballguys view: Addai seems like he should have been available weeks ago. He's not worth a pickup even against the league worst Panthers run defense.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai to receive treatment    Wed Nov 16, 12:05 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) will remain in Indianapolis during the Week 11 bye to receive treatment on his injured hamstring.

Footballguys view: Addai is not known as a quick healer, and is not the type of guy to play through pain. It's good to see him stay in Indy for additional treatment, but we're not sure when he'll be back on the playing field.

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  Colts | Donald Brown to start in Week 10    Sun Nov 13, 11:51 AM

Indianapolis Colts RB Donald Brown will start in the team's Week 10 game versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) is inactive.

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  Colts | Week 10 Inactives    Sun Nov 13, 11:51 AM

The Indianapolis Colts have declared TE Brody Eldridge, TE Dallas Clark, OL Joe Reitz, RB Joseph Addai, QB Peyton Manning, FS Stevie Brown, CB Terrence Johnson inactive for Week 10.

Footballguys view: Jacob Tamme gets the start for Clark. Addai is droppable in all redraft leagues as his health is getting worse presumably even though he hasn't been playing.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai questionable for Week 10    Fri Nov 11, 04:13 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 11, and is listed as questionable for Week 10. He will be active for the game but likely will not receive any touches.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai misses practice    Thu Nov 10, 05:22 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 10.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai still dealing with injury    Thu Nov 10, 01:16 PM

Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell said RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) is still not completely healed from the hamstring injury he suffered earlier this season. Addai could be the emergency running back in Week 10.

Footballguys view: Addai is not known as a quick healer, but this is getting ridiculous. Without him in the lineup we'll see more from Delone Carter and Donald Brown. Carter fumbled last week, which led to Brown getting a majority of the touches.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai misses practice    Wed Nov 9, 05:17 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 9.

Footballguys view: Addai's hamstring is an injury that just won't go away. Delone Carter and Donald Brown should once again be the RBs Indy turns to this week.

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  Colts | Delone Carter to start    Sun Nov 6, 11:43 AM

Indianapolis Colts rookie RB Delone Carter will start at running back in place of RB Joseph Addai during Week 9 against the Atlanta Falcons.

Footballguys view: Addai is healthy enough to be active, but not start? Sounds like he is becoming obsolete for the Colts and fantasy teams this year.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai to be game-time decision     Sat Nov 5, 10:07 AM

Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai's (hamstring) status for Week 9 will not be determined until game time. 'If he's full-go and ready to go, then he'll get a good load of (work),' head coach Jim Caldwell said.

Footballguys view: Addai is not known as a quick healer and does not play well through injuries. If he's actually on the field then we'll see fewer touches for Delone Carter and Donald Brown.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai questionable for Week 9    Fri Nov 4, 06:12 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 4. He is listed as questionable for Week 9 but may be able to play.

Footballguys view: If Addai does play it will limit the touches and potential fantasy production for guys like Delone Carter and Donald Brown.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai practices    Thu Nov 3, 06:15 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 3.

Footballguys view: Addai's playing status is always uncertain. He's not known as a quick healer and isn't the type of guy who plays well through injury.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai practices    Wed Nov 2, 04:44 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 2.

Footballguys view: It's actually news when Addai practices.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai may sit out Week 9    Sun Oct 30, 06:53 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) may not play in Week 9 so he can allow more rest time for his injured hamstring. He said he getting close to full strength but another week of rest could help.

Footballguys view: The Colts re-signed Addai this offseason, but it almost seems like they would be better moving on from him in the backfield.

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  Colts | Delone Carter starting    Sun Oct 30, 11:54 AM

Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) is active for the team's Week 8 game, but RB Delone Carter will start.

Footballguys view: Addai should be used sparingly, but Carter is still only a flex play at best.

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  Colts | Could have certain role for Joseph Addai Week 8    Sat Oct 29, 05:16 PM

The Indianapolis Colts may use RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) as a third-down back or an emergency back in Week 8.

Footballguys view: Addai is not known as a player that plays well through injury. We don't trust him this week, but like Delone Carter as a low end RB2 or flex play.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai likely will play    Fri Oct 28, 05:27 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 28. He is listed as questionable for Week 8 but likely will play. Addai is expected to get some playing time but RB Delone Carter likely will get most of the carries.

Footballguys view: In other words, no Colts running back is a safe flex except as a desperation flex play, which has pretty much been the case all year.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai misses practice    Thu Oct 27, 06:04 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 27.

Footballguys view: Addai may get shut down this week for the Colts matchup versus the Titans. If he's out again we'll see more from Delone Carter and Donald Brown. Because of his determination and nose for the end zone we like Carter as a low end RB2 or flex play this week.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai does not practice    Wed Oct 26, 05:37 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 26.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai questionable to return    Sun Oct 23, 09:19 PM

Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) is questionable to return to the Week 7 game against the New Orleans Saints. He said if the game were Tuesday, Oct. 25, he would likely have been OK.

Footballguys view: Delone Carter and Donald Brown will split the work in Addai's absence.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai expected to play in Week 7    Sat Oct 22, 12:09 AM

Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) is expected to play in Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints.

Footballguys view: Addai is still probably a desperation play because it is a Sunday night game and you might not have any recourse if you count on him and he doesn't go.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai fully practices    Fri Oct 21, 05:46 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 21. He is listed as questionable for Week 7 but may be able to play.

Footballguys view: Addai is not playable this week, but he may render Delone Carter and Donald Brown unplayable with the uncertainty about whether he'll take touches from them.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai misses practice    Thu Oct 20, 05:22 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 20.

Footballguys view: Addai is known as a slow healer so we're not expecting him to play this week against the Saints. That means more from Delone Carter and Donald Brown. Carter is the battering ram, while Brown is more trusted as a pass protector and receiver out of the backfield. In a game against New Orleans we think Indy could go pass happy early and often which means more of Brown and less of Carter.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai uncertain for Week 7     Thu Oct 20, 11:53 AM

The status of Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) remains undecided for the team's Week 7 game. Head coach Jim Caldwell, however, said Addai is making progress. '(Addai is) getting better. He is making, I think, real good progress,' Caldwell said.

Footballguys view: It's good news that Addai is making progress but the team will be careful not to rush him back into the lineup. Without Addai we'll see more from rookie Delone Carter and third-year RB Donald Brown.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai misses practice    Wed Oct 19, 05:07 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Footballguys view: Addai's playing status is uncertain for this week, but there's a good chance we see more from rookie Delone Carter and third-year RB Donald Brown.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai to sit out practice    Wed Oct 19, 01:16 PM

Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell said RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) will not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 19, but is making progress in his rehab.

Footballguys view: If Addai is unable to go this week the team will once again turn to rookie Delone Carter and third-year pro Donald Brown. Carter is the battering ram while Brown is more trusted in pass protection and thus sees more time on third-downs.

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  Colts | Week 6 Inactives    Sun Oct 16, 11:46 AM

The Indianapolis Colts have declared OT Anthony Castonzo, DL Drake Nevis, DL Jerry Hughes, RB Joseph Addai, QB Kerry Collins, CB Kevin Thomas, QB Peyton Manning inactive for Week 6.

Footballguys view: Delone Carter and Donald Brown will split the work with Addai out.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai not traveling with team    Sat Oct 15, 01:42 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) will not travel with team for their Week 6 game and has been ruled out.

Footballguys view: This means the carries will be split between rookie Delone Carter and veteran Donald Brown. The team likes Brown better in pass protection, while Carter is a better short-yardage and goalline runner.

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  Colts | Joseph Addai not expected to play    Fri Oct 14, 03:28 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 14. He is listed as questionable for Week 6 and is not expected to play.

Footballguys view: Delone Carter should get the start, and we'll also see a lot of Donald Brown, but neither are better than flex plays this week.

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