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91 Sheldon Richardson DE

New York Jets

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Jets DL Sheldon Richardson suspended four games
by Michael Hurcomb |

Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson was suspended four games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, the NFL announced Thursday.

“I apologize for letting down my family, teammates, this organization and the fans," Richardson said in a statement via the Jets, per Fox Sports. "However, words aren't enough. This is something that can only be addressed by how I handle myself from this point on. I don't want this to take away from what the team is trying to accomplish. While I won't be there at the start of the regular season, I will do whatever I can to support my teammates until I'm able to return to the field.”

Richardson, who was a 2013 first-round pick, is entering his third season in the NFL. He was the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2013 and was named to the Pro Bowl in 2014.

He has totaled 84 tackles and 11 1/2 sacks in 32 career games. He also has one safety.

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Jets' Sheldon Richardson: Missed OTAs for 'personal' reasons
by Jason Butt |

Sheldon Richardson didn't expand on why he missed a chunk of the Jets' organized team activity practices this offseason. 

"Personal. Nothing more, nothing less," Richardson said when asked about his absence, via

Richardson took some heat from fans on Twitter after posting a tweet saying he has a "life outside of football." Richardson, however, isn't concerned what people think about his decision not to show up for part of the team's OTA practices. 

"Hate me or love me, that’s just the way it goes," he said. "I’m gonna play ball regardless."

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Sheldon Richardson: Muhammad Wilkerson is coming to Jets minicamp
by Shawn Krest |

Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson will report to Jets mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, one of his teammates told ESPN

Defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson said that Wilkerson told him he'd be there. 

Wilkerson has skipped the voluntary portion of the Jets' offseason activities due to a contract dispute.

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Sheldon Richardson not at Jets' OTAs because 'I have a life'
by Shawn Krest |

Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson is skipping the team's OTAs this week, a decision that earned him criticism from fans and media. 

Richardson's explanation isn't likely to win anyone over. 

Richardson went on Twitter and told fans he missed the workouts because, "I have a life outside of football."

"I chose to enjoy my family a little longer," he continued. "So to (you) fans that know everything, please worry 'bout yourself."

Richardson pointed out in another tweet that he "jus' wasn't at practice," but that he was still "putting in work tho'"

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Jets' Richardson, Marshall not at voluntary OTA's
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

The Jets were without defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson and wide receiver Brandon Marshall at the team's voluntary organized team activities on Wednesaday, per

Wednesday marked the second day of the Jets' 10-day voluntary workout program. Marshall was present on the first day but Richardson was not.

Jets coach Todd Bowles said Marshall was absent on Wednesday because he "had something to take care of, but "it wasn't conveyed" to him why Richardson was not there.

Richardson was the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2013 and is projected to play a key role on the Jets' defense.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013New York Jets167842.0363.5000.0001
2014New York Jets166742.0258000.0001
2013New York Jets1615441.01202
2014New York Jets161600---0000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2013New York Jets1600100000
2014New York Jets1600101010
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