Richardson pleaded guilty Tuesday to resisting arrest, speeding and running a red light in an incident that took place in July, ESPN New York's Rich Cimini reports. Shortly after it was discovered that he'd be suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season for violating the NFL's policy on substances of abuse, Richardson was arrested for taking part in a high-speed race in St. Louis. He may open the season with a suspension for a second straight year, but he'll likely escape with a ban that lasts fewer than four games. Richardson will be playing for a new contract in 2016, after notching five sacks in 11 appearances during the 2015 season.
Richardson recorded six tackles Sunday against the Bills. In the third year of a four-year contract with the Jets, Richardson recorded five sacks in 11 games played. He'll be plenty motivated to be highly-productive next year, as he'll be playing for a new contract in 2017. His performance this year will make him a risky draft choice in fantasy leagues next year. However, he did have and eight sack season in 2014, so he clearly has plenty of upside potential.
Richardson recorded a sack and two tackles Sunday against the Patriots. The Jets struggled to get to Tom Brady, but Richardson was able to record one of the team's two sacks in their victory against the Patriots. He now has recorded at least half a sack in seven different games this season.
Richardson recorded half a sack along with three tackles Saturday against the Cowboys. On a night in which the Jets defensive line wasn't dominant, Richardson was able to get in on one of the two sacks they recorded. He now has four sacks on the season, and he broke a three-game sack drought.
Richardson recorded one tackle Sunday against the Titans. With the Jets blowing out the Titans, Tennessee only ran the ball 13 times, limiting Richardson's opportunity to pile up tackles. Although the defense generated five quarterback sacks, he was unable to get in on the action. He now has gone back-to-back games without a sack after recording at least half a sack in five of his first six games this season.