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Trent Richardson: Works out for Saints
Richardson has worked out for the Saints, ESPN's Mike Triplett reports. With RB Khiry Robinson having suffered a fractured tibia, the Saints also took a look at Travaris Cadet. Given that the team has reportedly signed Tim Hightower, it doesn't look like Richardson will be headed to New Orleans, but a weekend filled with backfield injuries has led to a number of free agent running backs -- including the former No. 3 overall pick -- drawing interest in advance of Week 9.
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
Report: Raiders part ways with running back Trent Richardson
The Raiders released running back Trent Richardson on Monday, sources told ESPN.com. The former first-round pick rushed for 519 yards on 159 attempts last season.
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
Raiders activate RB Trent Richardson off non-injury list
Running back Trent Richardson, whom the Raiders played on the non-injury list before the start of training camp with was activated by the team Thursday and practiced, per NFL.com. The Raiders never specified why Richardson wasn't ready, but reports suggested that the back did not come to camp at the team's expected weight. The former first-round pick will have to make an impression to land a starting job, with Latavius Murray turning heads with his speed out of the backfield.
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
Raiders make four roster moves Friday
The Raiders assigned wide receiver Rod Streater and running back Trent Richardson to the Non-Football Injury list on Friday, the team announced. Moreover, the team placed defensive tackle Stacy McGee and wide receiver Trindon Holliday on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform List.
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
Del Rio: Raiders Latavius Murray and Trent Richardson to compete
Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio expects Latavius Murray and Trent Richardson to compete for the starting running back spot on the team, per ESPN. "I think it will be a competitive situation," Del Rio said. Del Rio also spoke about the fact that he is encouraged by Richardson's potential. "What I saw when we brought him in and talked to him was a young man that was hungry to kind of leave that portion of his career behind him and start fresh," Del Rio said. "My challenge to him was, 'Look, I don't want you to worry about anything other than coming in here and competing your butt off every day. Come in here and be a great teammate. Come in here and find a role on special teams. Come in here and just grind every day with the hunger you had as a freshman at Alabama.'"
by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
Raiders announce signing of RB Trent Richardson
The Raiders announced they've signed running back Trent Richardson, who was cut by the Colts last week after two disappointing seasons with the team. The deal is set to pay Richardson $3.9 million over two years but includes incentives that can raise the deal to $4 million per year, NFL.com reports. Richardson joins a backfield featuring Latavius Murray, Roy Helu and Marcel Reece. Richardson has averaged 3.3 yards per carry over his career since being drafted No. 3 overall in 2012 by Cleveland. Richardson scored 12 touchdowns as a rookie but has a total of seven in the past two seasons.
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Report: Ex-Colts' Richardson files grievance over January suspension
Trent Richardson has filed a grievance over his January suspension, according to Pro Football Talk on Friday. Approximately $3.184 million hangs in the balance of Richardson's grievance. Richardson was cut by the Colts on Thursday after the Colts signed veteran running back Frank Gore when free agency opened on Tuesday. He had an unimpressive two seasons with the Colts that ended in turmoil after he missed a walkthrough before the AFC Championship Game against the Patriots. He was suspended from the game as a result. Richardson rushed for 950 yards his rookie season with the Browns. He has just 1,082 rushing yards since his rookie season.
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Trent Richardson: Colts didn't fit me; My next step, I'll be the starter
Trent Richardson said that he felt disrespected by the way he was used in Indianapolis, and envisions himself as a starter once he signs with a team in free agency. "Me and the GM didn't see eye to eye," Richardson told Mike Wells of ESPN. "My next step, I'll be the starter. Indy didn't fit me." Richardson, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, was cut by the Colts on Thursday after the Colts signed veteran running back Frank Gore when free agency opened on Tuesday. He rushed for 519 yards and three touchdowns, and lost his starting spot to Dan Herron. He was inactive for Indianapolis' two postseason games and even saw some time working on special teams. "Special teams, scout teams, I did whatever they asked me despite it being a big slap in the face for me," Richardson said. "I really did whatever they asked me to do. "Right now, I'm training until whoever wants a running back that runs downhill calls," Richardson said. "Whoever it is, I guarantee you it'll be the last place I play at. I guarantee you that. I'll never be traded unless I want to be traded. Being released will never happen again."
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
Colts waive former Browns third overall pick Trent Richardson
The Colts announced that they waived running back Trent Richardson on Thursday. Richardson was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Browns after a standout collegiate career at Alabama. His NFL career, however, has yet to pan out. After running for 950 yards and 11 touchdowns as a rookie, the Browns traded him to the Colts for a first-round pick two games into the 2013 season. Richardson had an unimpressive two seasons with the Colts that ended in turmoil after he missed a walkthrough before the AFC Championship Game against the Patriots. He was suspended from the game as a result. This move came after the Colts signed veteran running back Frank Gore when free agency opened on Tuesday. Richardson finished the 2014 season with 519 yards and three touchdowns. The Colts also announced that they waived running back Michael Hill.
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Colts' Richardson missed practice for wife's complications in pregnancy
Colts running back Trent Richardson reportedly missed practice before the AFC championship game against the Patriots because his wife was experiencing complications with her pregnancy, according to the Indianapolis Star. Richardson rushed to the hospital on Jan. 17 to be with his wife during the complications and missed the morning's walkthrough without notifying the team. Richardson, who did not play in the final two games of the season for conduct detrimental to the team, could be cut without pay for the final year of his contract, according to the report.