Richardson missed the team's opener due to a one-week suspension for violating the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy. He'll be back at practice Monday and should return as a key cog in the
Richardson was excused from practice for personal reasons over the weekend by coach Todd Bowles. The
Richardson (suspension) has been excused from practice and is expected to miss a couple of days for personal reasons, the New York Daily News reports.
Richardson's personal matter will probably prevent him from practicing over the weekend, but his brief upcoming absence has been excused by coach Todd Bowles. Although Richardson is still suspended for Week 1, the Jets should still be looking forward to his return to training camp.
Richardson has been suspended for Week 1's matchup with the Bengals after violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Richardson will be eligible to return to the active roster the Monday after Week 1 concludes. In January the defensive lineman pleaded guilty to resisting arrest following a road race incident that took place last July. As a Pro Bowler and former Defensive Rookie of the Year, Richardson plays an instrumental role in the Jets' hard-nosed defense but in his absence the team will likely turn to Leonard Williams and Jarvis Jenkins to carry more of a workload.
Richardson's fifth-year option is worth about $8 million for the 2017 season, which will mark the final year of his rookie contract. For a player with Richardson's ability, that evaluation is certainly a sound value for the Jets, but his off-field issues make his availability less certain. After being suspended for the first four games of last season, Richardson could very well begin this term with another suspension, as he recently pleaded guilty to resisting arrest, speeding, and running a red light in an incident that took place last July. Through 43 career games played, Richardson has impressively accumulated 179 total tackles and 16.5 sacks, making him a prime candidate for a long-term extension, should he straighten out his act going forward.
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