Another day, another unrestricted free agent for the Pittsburgh Steelers finds a home elsewhere. On the heals of Antwon Blake signing a new contract with the Tennessee Titans, the team lost one of their offensive weapons when Jordan Todman signed a contract with the Indianapolis Colts as an unrestricted free agent.
#Colts agreed to terms with RB Jordan Todman, team announced.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 18, 2016
Todman was hardly around the Steelers long enough to be truly missed by the team, but his road to Indianapolis was certainly interesting. Todman spent the preseason with the Carolina Panthers, and if it weren't for a nifty touchdown run against the Steelers at Heinz Field in the preseason finale, he might have been unemployed for the majority of the 2015 season.
Instead, the Steelers picked him up, and when Le'Veon Bell and DeAngelo Williams were both injured at season's end, it was Todman who helped fill their shoes alongside Fitzgerald Toussaint against the Cincinnati Bengals in the Wild Card round of the AFC Playoffs, and against the Denver Broncos in the Divisional Round.
Todman is a tremendous athlete, and a player who showed the burst to get around the edge, as well as the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. Todman's departure leaves the Steelers with Le'Veon Bell, DeAngelo Williams and Fitzgerald Toussaint as the team's stable of running backs heading into the 2016 season. Don't be surprised to see Pittsburgh bring in a low-cost veteran free agent to try and round out their depth at the position.