Originally written on The Colts Authority  |  Last updated 11/19/14

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 17: Joseph Addai #29 of the Indianapolis Colts looks on against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on December 17, 2009 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
The Colts have purged their roster of some of the all time greats, with more farewells in the works. This is the first of a recurring series saying farewell to Colts greats. Portions of this essay originally appeared in Blue Blue: Tales of Glory of the Indianapolis Colts. Joseph Addai’s only flaw is that he has had the misfortune of following three Hall of Fame running backs in Indianapolis. The Colts' 2006 first round pick started his career with a bang. His rookie season, he became the first back to run for 1,000 yards in a season despite not starting a game. He was a huge factor in the playoffs, scoring the game winning touchdown against the Patriots and combining for 150 yards rushing and receiving in the Super Bowl. He followed up his stellar rookie year with strong season in 2007. He again rushed for over 1,000 yards, scored 15 touchdowns, and was selected to the Pro Bowlfor the first time. Unfortunately for Addai, the Colts began to suffer injuries and retirements on...
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