QTrent RichardsonRB BAL (8) 3 weeks ago
Head coach John Harbaugh defended waived RB Trent Richardson (knee) from harsh criticism, noted his release from the team was strictly health-related, and added that there is "still an opportunity [for Richardson] to come back in the future," per ESPN.com.
The former No. 3 overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft, Richardson has dealt with knee woes all offseason. Harbaugh acknowledged the team was aware of Richardson's health concerns when they signed him in April, but they needed to pull the plug on the running back in order to make room for a healthy body at the position. "We just couldn't wait any longer," Harbaugh said, per the Ravens' official site. Subsequently, the team signed Stephen Houston, an undrafted rookie out of Indiana.
QTrent RichardsonRB BAL (8) 3 weeks ago
Richardson (knee) was released by the Ravens on Tuesday.
Richardson reportedly showed up for Baltimore's offseason program in the best shape of his career, but he then suffered hamstring and knee injuries that have prevented him from taking part in training camp. Meanwhile, Terrance West has made a strong impression through the first few days of camp, perhaps positioning himself to join Justin Forsett, Javorius Allen and Kenneth Dixon (knee) on the final roster. The No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Richardson may find it difficult to land an audition before the season begins. Though only 26 years old, it's quite possible he's already played his last down in the NFL, after failing to catch on with a team last season.
QTrent RichardsonRB BAL (8) 1 month ago
Richardson (knee) will begin training camp on the PUP list, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.
This is an unsurprising move as the 25-year-old Richardson underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in late June, and was expected to miss several weeks as a result. The third pick in the 2012 draft is hoping to find new life in Baltimore this season, but will need to get back on the field to earn his way into the mix.
QTrent RichardsonRB BAL (8) 2 months ago
Richardson (knee) will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery and is expected to miss several weeks, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.
The former third overall pick of the 2012 is hoping to resurrect his disappointing career in Baltimore but now may not be ready for the start training camp, which could hurt his chances of making the final 53-man roster. The 25-year-old is competing with Terrance West and Lorenzo Taliaferro for a spot in the Ravens' backfield.
QTrent RichardsonRB BAL (8) 3 months ago1 Comment
Richardson hurt his hamstring during the Ravens' offseason program last week.
Among the latest teams to hold its first OTA on Thursday, the Ravens were bound to reveal the news due to Richardson's lack of participation in front of assembled media. In his attempted NFL comeback, any reps missed puts him behind the eight ball, though plenty of time remains to continue making an impression on the fourth organization of his career. Helping his cause is a more toned physique, as he's whittled down his weight to 218 pounds from its reported maximum of 240 pounds, but a reserve gig is likely the best he can expect in a backfield led by Justin Forsett (arm) and Javorius Allen.
QTrent RichardsonRB BAL (8) 4 months ago
Richardson, who once weighed as much as 240 pounds, is now to just 218 pounds, the Ravens' official website reports.
Cut by the Raiders during training camp last year, the former No. 3 overall pick spent the entire 2015 regular season out of the NFL. Prior to that, Richardson was a major disappointment for both the Browns and Colts, with poor conditioning and family issues reportedly playing a role. The Ravens are giving him what may be his final shot in the NFL, but even if he's vastly improved, Richardson will likely just be competing for one of the final roster spots. Justin Forsett and Javorius Allen are still expected to battle for the starting job.
QTrent RichardsonRB BAL (8) 4 months ago4 Comments
Richardson has signed with the Ravens.
Richardson had been in talks with the Ravens for most of this offseason, and after working out for Baltimore again Monday morning, the team signed him before the start of its offseason strength and conditioning program. After getting cut by the Raiders ahead of last season, Richardson has not played since the 2014 campaign, when he averaged just 3.3 yards on 159 carries and scored three times for the Colts. A noteworthy first-round bust, Richardson will hope to slowly revive his career by making the Ravens' roster this season.
QTrent RichardsonRB BAL (8) 6 months ago
The Ravens have a deal in the works to sign Richardson, the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec reports.
Released by Oakland at the end of the preseason, Richardson never latched on with another team. Though he's now expected to get a shot in Baltimore, the former No. 3 overall pick will face an uphill battle to earn a spot on the final roster.
QTrent RichardsonRB BAL (8) 10 months ago2 Comments
Richardson has worked out for the Saints, ESPN's Mike Triplett reports.
With RB Khiry Robinson having suffered a fractured tibia, the Saints also took a look at Travaris Cadet. Given that the team has reportedly signed Tim Hightower, it doesn't look like Richardson will be headed to New Orleans, but a weekend filled with backfield injuries has led to a number of free agent running backs -- including the former No. 3 overall pick -- drawing interest in advance of Week 9.
QTrent RichardsonRB BAL (8) 12 months ago
Richardson was cut by the Raiders on Monday, Bill Williamson of ESPN.com reports.
Selected third overall in the 2012 NFL Draft, Richardson hasn't lived up to the hype, despite receiving numerous opportunities to warrant a spot with his previous teams, the Browns and Colts. In 46 career games, he's been handed the rock 614 times, yet averaged a measly 3.31 YPC, which he supplemented with 19 career touchdowns and 2.45 receptions per contest. For the preseason, he managed just 15 rushes for 42 yards and three catches (on four targets) for five yards, so it's no surprise that the Raiders have subjected Richardson to waivers.