Three injured players have been placed on the inactive list by the Patriots for their season opener Thursday night against Pittsburgh. They are running back Travaris Cadet (hamstring), defensive lineman Trey Flowers (knee) and safety Tavon Wilson (quad).
Richardson returned to practice Monday after serving his four-game suspension, the New York Daily News reports.
Richardson was suspended for the first quarter of this season for violating the league's substance abuse policy, and although he still has an unresolved legal case looming from the offseason, Monday marked the defensive tackle's return to practice. Coming off 66 tackles and eight sacks last season, Richardson is expected to play Sunday against the Redskins and figures to make the Jets' defense even more disruptive moving forward.