Stevan Ridley
RB DET (10)
7 days 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 DET (10)
4 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 DET (10)
4 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 DET (10)
4 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 DET (10)
7 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 DET (10)
7 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.

Stevan Ridley
RB DET (10)
7 months ago

Ridley caught one of two pass targets for three yards while rushing two times for negative two yards Saturday against the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

Ridley saw a limited number of snaps to spell Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell. He's now posted five or fewer yards in five of the six games he's played since returning from his knee injury.

Stevan Ridley
RB DET (10)
7 months ago

Ridley rushed 6 times for 23 yards Sunday against the Titans.

EDGE Analysis

Ridley made a couple brief appearances to spell Chris Ivory, and for the first time this season, posted more than four rushing yards in a game. On the season, he now has 18 carries for 27 yards.

Stevan Ridley
RB DET (10)
8 months ago

Ridley had three carries for four yards Sunday against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Ridley was used to give Chris Ivory an opportunity to take a couple snaps off in the game. On the season, he now has 13 touches for negative one yard.

Stevan Ridley
RB DET (10)
8 months ago

Ridley rushed two times for one yard Sunday against the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Even with the Jets playing with a big lead, they chose to let Chris Ivory close out the game, keeping Ridley on the bench. He now has recorded a positive yardage total for the first time in the four games he's played. However, he's gained zero yards on the nine carries he's been given this season.