Colts Claim Boom Herron Off Waivers

Intro: The Colts brought back an old face on Thanksgiving, claiming running back Boom Herron off waivers. Where does Herron fit in the Colts running back group?

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts starting running back from last year's postseason run is back with the team.

On Thanksgiving, the Colts claimed Boom Herron off waivers after the Bills parted ways with the running back on Wednesday.

To make room for Herron on the active roster, the Colts waived Zurlon Tipton. The Colts three running backs on the roster right now are Frank Gore, Ahmad Bradshaw and Herron.

When the Colts needed Herron the most last season he delivered down the stretch.

Beginning with a Week 12 contest against Washington, Herron seized the lead back role following Ahmad Bradshaw's season-ending injury and Trent Richardson's struggles.

Herron ran for 448 yards on 101 carries the rest of the 2014 season and chipped in 39 receptions (nine total games, including the playoffs).

In 2015, it was thought Herron would be the backup behind Frank Gore.

A shoulder injury in the preseason finale though jeopardized Herron's spot on the final roster at a banged up running back position. Herron initially made the 53-man roster, but the Colts waived-injured him after they claimed two players following final roster cuts.

The Bills signed Herron in October once his shoulder injury had fully healed.

Herron played in four games with the Bills (11 carries for 37 yards, three receptions for 20 yards) playing running back and serving as the team's kick returner.

With Gore and Bradshaw logging all of the offensive reps at running back, Herron's immediate impact with the Colts will likely come on special teams.

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