Stevan Ridley
RB ATL (11)
2 weeks ago

Ridley was waived by the Falcons on Wednesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

A member of the Falcons for the duration of Tevin Coleman's (hamstring) recovery, Ridley will enter the free-agent market with three carries for seven yards to his name this season. Another gig may be difficult to come by, but injuries could always force an organization to tap the 27-year-old running back on the shoulder.

Stevan Ridley
RB ATL (11)
1 month ago

Ridley signed with the Falcons on Tuesday, NFL Network's James Palmer reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Tevin Coleman (hamstring) looking shaky for Sunday against Green Bay, the Falcons opted to sign a veteran free agent, in addition to promoting Terron Ward from the practice squad. While Ridley's name may be more familiar to NFL fans, Ward is probably the better bet to serve as Devonta Freeman's top backup in the event of a Coleman absence. Ward has been with the organization in some capacity for much of the past two years, while Ridley would need to learn a new playbook within the next week. The 27-year-old plodder hasn't done much of note since leaving the Patriots after the 2014 season, bouncing around the league without much luck.

Stevan Ridley
RB ATL (11)
3 months ago

The Colts opted to release Ridley on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Colts have struggled in their search for running back depth behind veteran Frank Gore, and signed Ridley last week as a result. The 27-year-old failed to make much of an impression however, as he rushed for just 11 yards on nine carries in Thursday's preseason finale. Robert Turbin and Josh Ferguson figure to assume backup roles in the backfield heading into Week 1.

Stevan Ridley
RB ATL (11)
3 months ago

Ridley had nine carries for just 11 yards in Thursday's preseason game.

EDGE Analysis

Ridley has been with the Colts just four days after signing with the team, but he didn't look like the answer to Indy's question about who will back up Frank Gore. It's not clear who will make the final 53-man roster among Ridley, Josh Ferguson and Jordan Todman.

Stevan Ridley
RB ATL (11)
3 months ago

Ridley signed a contract with the Colts on Sunday, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ridley is now one of six running backs on the colts roster, though that number could drop after the team's roster is cut to 75 players on Tuesday. Along with Frank Gore, Ridley gives the Colts two veteran running backs that can pound the ball. Gore had the fifth most carries last season, and Ridley could lessen his load throughout 2016.

Stevan Ridley
RB ATL (11)
3 months ago

Ridley is visiting the Colts on Friday, NFL.com's Mike Garafolo reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ridley was released by the Lions on Thursday, but has already garnered interest elsewhere on the free agent market. His visit with the Colts comes while a number of players are competing for pegging behind starter Frank Gore at running back. After an injury-shortened 2014 season, Ridley rushed only 36 times for 90 yards in eight games for the Jets last year.

Stevan Ridley
RB ATL (11)
3 months ago

The Lions have released Ridley, Mlive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The move leaves Zach Zenner, George Winn and rookie Dwayne Washington battling for slotting behind Ameer Abdullah and pass-catching back Theo Riddick. Now further removed from a major knee injury that ended his 2014 season, Ridley -- who saw limited action with the Jets in 2015 -- figures to catch on elsewhere as a depth back with a team dealing with backfield injuries. One intriguing possibility on that front could be New England, where Ridley spent the first four years of his NFL career.

Stevan Ridley
RB ATL (11)
4 months ago

Ridley didn't enter Thursday's preseason game against the Bengals until the second half, ultimately finishing with four carries for 13 yards, MLive's Kyle Meinke reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ridley is competing for Detroit's power-back role against Zach Zenner, who managed just four yards on four carries. Far more important than their respective stat lines, Zenner was the second Detroit running back to enter the game for a second straight week, while Ridley again had to wait until after halftime. With Zenner clearly holding the advantage, Ridley probably needs a huge showing in the third preseason game to have any shot of making the final roster. The Lions presumably wouldn't carry a No. 4 running back who can't contribute on special teams or in the passing game.

Stevan Ridley
RB ATL (11)
5 months ago

Ridley is line to compete with Zach Zenner, George Winn and Dwayne Washington for slotting behind Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick on the Lions' running back depth chart, the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The expectation remains that Abdullah, when healthy, will serve as the Lions' top back in 2016, with Riddick in line to see his share of touches as well, notably in the passing game. Per the report, Ridley "seems like the favorite" to win the No. 3 spot in the Detroit backfield and in such a scenario, the 27-year-old, who ran for 1,263 yards for the Patriots in 2012, could be a break away from resurfacing on the fantasy radar after back-to-back campaigns impacted by the right ACL/MCL injury that he sustained in Week 6 of the 2014 season.

Stevan Ridley
RB ATL (11)
8 months ago

The Lions have officially announced their signing of Ridley.

EDGE Analysis

Adding Ridley on a one-year deal gives the Lions a veteran presence in their backfield, helping fill the void created by the team's release of Joique Bell. Now further past the right ACL/MCL injury that he sustained in Week 6 of the 2014 season, Ridley provides the team with a between-the-tackles option to complement Ameer Abdullah and pass-catching back Theo Riddick. In order to secure a key role in the team's backfield, Ridley will have to hold off the likes of Zach Zenner and George Winn, but if he's healthy, the 2011 third-rounder give the team's backfield a capable and experienced power back.