With the Andrew Luck-era beginning, the Indianapolis Colts need to get his weapons developed quickly so success can happen sooner.
The bad news however, is that Luck won't have the luxury of relying on veteran running back Joseph Addai. According to Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe, Patriots got Addai to move from Indy:
The Patriots have agreed to a contract with former Colts running back Joseph Addai, according to a league source.
Terms were not disclosed.
It's obvious that Indianapolis is virtually starting over across the board, and although the Colts have two promising running backs in Donald Brown and rookie Vick Ballard, losing a veteran does hurt.
To that end, even with another ball-carrier in Delone Carter, it wouldn't be surprising to see Indy add a veteran back before training camp. A guy such as Cedric Benson would be a solid add to help with the rookies' development and for a more experienced backfield.
The worst-case scenario would increase the competition for a roster spot, thus getting more out of each young player through camp and a better evaluation before the season. The Colts' ground game suffered in 2011, and Benson is coming off his third straight 1,000-yard campaign.
At the very least, he's worth considering.