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Addai one of many being counted on for more

Joseph Addai is just one of the backs being asked to carry a bigger load as the two-back system -- for various reasons -- may be giving way to the workhorse days of old, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Originally Published: May 25, 2007
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- Maybe it was symbolic that, in recently addressing his role with the Super Bowl champion Indianapolis Colts for 2007, second-year tailback Joseph Addai chose to plant himself atop a large storage chest in a hallway just outside the locker room.

The ponderous metal shipping locker, painted in Colts colors, is used to carry heavy loads to road games. And Addai, who led all rookies in rushing yards in 2006 despite not starting a regular-season game, also figures to tote a significantly ...

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