Former L.S.U. and Colts running back Joseph Addai to sign with Patriots

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Sept 11, 2011; Houston, TX, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Joseph Addai (29) runs the ball against the Houston Texans in the second quarter at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

While rumors have swirled for several days after his former quarterback Peyton Manning let it slip, it appears former L.S.U. and Indianapolis Colts running back Joseph Addai will become a New England Patriot.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter has reported that Addai and the Patriots have agreed to terms and that the signing will be official on Wednesday.  The end of one era and the beginning of a new one Addai will hope.

Addai was drafted by the Colts in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft out of L.S.U. after having a standout career there.  He would become a Super Bowl Champion his rookie year when the Colts defeated the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI.

Addai became a household name on offense in Indianapolis alongside teammates like Manning, tight end Dallas Clark, and wide receiver Reggie Wayne.  But, that came to and end after this last season.

Addai had suffered nagging injuries the past few seasons and he suffered along with the Colts as both the team and Addai had their worst seasons in memory.  He had a meager 433 yards rushing and only one touchdown.

Although owner Jim Irsay and general manager Ryan Grigson have insisted they are not in “rebuilding mode”, the Colts parted ways with Manning, Addai, and Clark during the offseason in a move that shocked even people that weren’t Colts fans.

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