Stevan Ridley
RB IND (10)
1 day 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 IND (10)
3 days 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 IND (10)
4 days 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 IND (10)
2 weeks 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 IND (10)
1 month 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 IND (10)
5 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.

Stevan Ridley
RB IND (10)
5 months ago

Ridley announced he will be signing with the Lions on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The specifics of the deal are still unknown, but Ridley will head to Detroit where he will compete with the likes of Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick for carries. Ridley rushed for 90 yards on 36 attempts in eight games last season with the Jets after he returned from ACL and MCL injuries in early November.

Stevan Ridley
RB IND (10)
5 months ago

Ridley will visit the Lions on Tuesday, The Detroit News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coming off a torn ACL in October of 2014, Ridley gained 90 yards on just 36 carries in eight games with the Jets last season. He may be in better condition with the injury further behind him, but he'll probably have to compete for a roster spot wherever he ends up signing. Detroit would offer some potential for a significant role, as the Lions could use an early-down/short-yardage back to replace Joique Bell.

Stevan Ridley
RB IND (10)
8 months ago

Ridley had nine rushes for 29 yards and caught both of his past targets for 0 yards Sunday against the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

Ridley spent the first half of the season on the PUP list and he struggled greatly in his first six games, indicating he wasn't likely fully recovered from his ACL injury. However, in his last two games, he averaged four yards per carry and appeared to be much closer to his pre-injury form. He'll be a free agent this off-season, and he'll hope to find a role in a RBBC. Depending on his landing spot, he has some sleeper appeal as he'll have a full off-season without having to rehab his knee.

Stevan Ridley
RB IND (10)
8 months ago

Ridley rushed seven times for 36 yards Sunday against the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

After rushing for 1.3 yards per attempt over his first six games, Ridley had some extra juice against his former team, running for 5.1 yards per tote. With Chris Ivory struggling lately, Ridley may be able to earn extra carries next week as a between-the-tackles thumper.