Stevan Ridley RB NYJ 3 weeks ago
Ridley (knee) is unsure if he'll be ready to practice when Jets' training camp begins in late July, NJ.com reports.
Ridley is working his way back from a torn ACL suffered last October, which precluded him from any 11-on-11 work during OTAs and minicamp. While Ridley continues to target a return to full health by Week 1, it's unclear how far along he'll be when training camp begins next month. However, with running backs like Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell, Daryl Richardson and Zac Stacy on the roster, the Jets aren't forced to rush their offseason signing Ridley back into action, thus allowing him time to ensure he's 100 percent before eventually returning.
Stevan Ridley RB NYJ 2 months ago
Ridley (knee) took part in positional drills during the Jets' OTAs Wednesday, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports.
Ridley was reportedly moving well Wednesday, which is certainly a positive sign for a player coming off knee surgery. He remains on track to be ready to go when training camp begins in July.
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ESPN.com's Rich Cimini relays that barring any setbacks, Ridley (knee) is expected to be ready when training camp opens.
Ridley, who signed a one-year deal with the Jets, tore his ACL while with the Patriots back on Oct. 12. Once he re-proves his health, look for him to jostle with Bilal Powell for work in the Jets' backfield along with projected starter Chris Ivory.
Stevan Ridley RB NYJ 3 months ago9 Comments
Ridley (knee) will sign with the Jets, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Ridley had already met with the Dolphins and Redskins this offseason, but New York will be his final landing spot. The 26-year-old back played just six games in 2014 before suffering a season-ending ACL injury, but had collected a career-low 3.6 yards per carry over that span. Ridley will have to earn his role during camp, competing with the likes of Chris Ivory and Bilial Powell for reps in the backfield.
Stevan Ridley RB NYJ 3 months ago
Ridley, who previously visited the Dolphins and Jets, is meeting with the Redskins on Tuesday, ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss reports.
Washington would be one of the worst places for Ridley to establish any kind of value, given that the Redskins already have an early-down workhorse in Alfred Morris. While the team does figure to pursue another running back through free agency and/or the draft, it would be surprising if they devote significant resources to a player who doesn't offer much in the passing game. Should he ultimately sign in Washington, Ridley would probably just be a handcuff for Morris in most league.
Stevan Ridley RB NYJ 3 months ago
Ridley (knee), who visited the Dolphins earlier this week, is slated to meet with the Jets on Thursday, the Patriots' official site reports.
Meawhile, the Boston Herald relays that Ridley, who is still recovering from a torn ACL that he suffered in Week 6 this past season, has received interest from other (unnamed) teams, while suggesting that a return to the Patriots can't be ruled out, either.
Stevan Ridley RB NYJ 3 months ago11 Comments
Ridley (knee) is visiting the Dolphins on Tuesday, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.
Ridley still hasn't been given medical clearance following ACL surgery so a contract offer is unlikely but the Dolphins nonetheless are doing their due diligence on a running back that has talent. Ridley could help someone this season although Miami may not be a fit with Lamar Miller already entrenched as the starting back.
Stevan Ridley RB NYJ 8 months ago
Ridley (knee) will have surgery Tuesday to repair the torn ACL and MCL in his right knee, The Boston Herald reports.
Ridley suffered the injury five weeks ago, but he needed the swelling to subside before undergoing surgery. Jonas Gray was fantastic in Ridley's role Sunday night, rushing for 199 yards and four touchdowns against the Colts. Ridley is set to become a free agent in the offseason, and the Patriots won't necessarily have interest in bringing him back.
Stevan Ridley RB NYJ 9 months ago
Ridley (knee) has been placed on IR by the Patriots, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports.
With Ridley out for the season, the Patriots added Jonas Gray to their backfield mix in a corresponding move. In terms of the team's potential Week 7 backfield workload distribution, a committee approach (involving some combo of Shane Vereen, Brandon Bolden, James White and Gray) seems likely, with the Boston Herald suggesting that the team may be inclined to ride the hot hand Thursday against the Jets, if one emerges.
Stevan Ridley RB NYJ 9 months ago8 Comments
An MRI revealed that Ridley suffered a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee Sunday against the Bills, the Boston Herald reports.
Ridley is out for the season, and given that he is in the final year of his rookie contract, it's quite possible that he has played his last snap for the Patriots. In his absence, the team will turn to some combination of Shane Vereen, Brandon Bolden and James White, with Jonas Gray a candidate to be promoted from the Patriots' practice squad. Given that the team will likely employ a committee approach at running back starting Thursday against the Jets, neither of the team's backs are sure things this week, though Bolden and White are worthy of speculative pickups, with Vereen presumably already rostered in most cases.