Found June 04, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
According to running backs coach David Walker, Donald Brown is penciled in as the Colts’ starting running back this season, with the key part being penciled in. Walker admits that there will be a competition for the job and that both Delone Carter and Vick Ballard will be candidates to be their week 1 starter at running back. Brown deserves the first crack at the job and probably will get it because he’s the most experienced and a former 1st round pick. However, he has been very disappointing to this point in his career so it’s unlikely he’ll keep the job all season. The Colts had uncertainty at the running back position all last year with Brown, Carter, and the now departed Joseph Addai all finishing with more than 100 carries. We could see a similar situation in 2012 with Brown, Carter, and 5th round rookie Ballard. It’s a nightmare for fantasy football players.

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