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Richardson (illness) returned to practice Thursday, Mike Chappell of The Indianapolis Star reports.

With Ahmad Bradshaw on season-ending IR, Richardson is on track to head the Colts' rushing attack Sunday against the Jaguars, with Dan Herron (and perhaps Zurlon Tipton if he is promoted from the practice squad) on hand to work in a complementary role.

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Richardson (illness) missed Wednesday's practice, Kevin Bowen of the Colts' official site reports.

We'd expect Richardson to be fine by the time Sunday's game against the Jaguars rolls around, and with Ahmad Bradshaw now on IR, Richardson has a clearcut opportunity head the Colts' backfield in the coming weeks, with Dan Herron next up for the team's carries.

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With Ahmad Bradshaw out with a fractured fibula, Richardson is in line to see added work in the coming weeks, NFL.com reports.

Richardson is averaging a lackluster 3.4 yards per carry to date, but in the absence of Bradshaw, the Colts figure to rely on Richardson more moving forward, with Dan Herron a candidate to see added snaps as well. Next up for the Colts and Richardson is a favorable Week 12 matchup against the Jaguars (giving up an average of 126.2 rushing yards per game) that could provide Richardson with a solid bounce-back opportunity, following his seven-carry, zero-yard effort this past Sunday against the Patriots.

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Richardson's teammate Ahmad Bradshaw (leg) was using crutches and a protective boot after Sunday's loss to the Patriots, Mike Chappell of The Indianapolis Star reports.

Bradshaw left at the beginning of the fourth quarter to have X-rays, and he was ruled out for the night shortly thereafter. The early signs indicate that Bradshaw is in danger of missing some time, which would likely lead to an expansion of Richardson's role, despite the former first-round draft pick's lack of success running the ball. After gaining zero yards on seven carries in Sunday's loss, Richardson has just 391 yards on 115 carries (3.4 YPC) this season. Noah Herron will likely also get some touches if Bradshaw misses time, with Richardson in line to benefit from more carries and more receptions.

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Richardson (hamstring) gained 33 yards on seven carries and nine yards on two receptions in Monday's 40-24 win over the Giants.

One week after he was merely active to serve as the emergency back, Richardson showed no signs of a lingering injury. He also only played a bit role in the offense, as the Colts' pass-heavy approach favored Ahmad Bradshaw's snap count even more so than usual. Despite jumping out to a 10-0 lead early in the second quarter, the Colts had just four running-back carries in the first half. Later on, the team turned to Dan Herron in garbage time, rather than risking Richardson's health. Richardson's minor injury doesn't seem to have changed much, as Bradshaw still looks like the better player, and is still working in the more favorable role. The Colts are off in Week 10, before facing the Patriots at home in Week 11.

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Coach Chuck Pagano indicated that Richardson (hamstring) will be ready to go this week as the Colts' prepare for next Monday's game against the Giants, the team's official site reports.

Per Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star, while Richardson suited up for this past Sunday's game against the Steelers, he was viewed by the Colts' as an emergency option only after not practicing last week. In the absence of any setbacks, however, Pagano is hopeful that Richardson will see action in the team's backfield next Monday.

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Richardson (hamstring) was active during Sunday's 51-34 loss at Pittsburgh, but did not touch the ball.

Richardson was a game-time decision, and while he was active, the Colts decided to keep him on the sideline. Also, Indianapolis fell behind early, forcing Andrew Luck to air it out, so the game flow didn't favor a bruiser like Richardson anyway. He's likely to be questionable to play in next week's game against the Giants.

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Richardson (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Kevin Bowen of the Colts' official site reports.

Richardson is thus slated to suit up Sunday after not practicing all week. It remains to be seen how much work he will see though, with Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star relaying that fellow RB Ahmad Bradshaw is starting the contest for the Colts. Meanwhile, Dan Herron is on hand to work in a complementary role as well.

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Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star suggests that the Colts may be leaning toward sitting Richardson (hamstring strain, questionable) out of Sunday's game against the Steelers.

We'll track Richardson's status in advance of Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff, though given that the running back did not practice this week, he's a risky Week 8 roll, in any case. If Richardson ends up sitting out Sunday's contest, or is limited, Ahmad Bradshaw would be in line for added action, with Dan Herron a candidate to factor in as well.

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Coach Chuck Pagano said Friday that Richardson (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Kevin Bowen of the Colts' official site reports.

Bowen suggests that Richardson appears to be a game-time decision for Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff. If the running back ends up being scratched for the contest, or limited, Ahmad Bradshaw would be in line for extra snaps, along with backup Dan Herron.