Trent Richardson RB BAL 1 week ago

Richardson, who once weighed as much as 240 pounds, is now to just 218 pounds, the Ravens' official website reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

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.

Trent Richardson RB BAL 2 weeks ago4 Comments

Richardson has signed with the Ravens.

Competitive Edge Analysis

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.

Trent Richardson RB BAL 2 months ago

The Ravens have a deal in the works to sign Richardson, the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

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.

Trent Richardson RB BAL 6 months ago2 Comments

Richardson has worked out for the Saints, ESPN's Mike Triplett reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

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.

Trent Richardson RB BAL 8 months ago

Richardson was cut by the Raiders on Monday, Bill Williamson of ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

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.

Trent Richardson RB BAL 8 months ago

Richardson is unlikely to make the final roster, Steve Corkran of RaiderBeat.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Richardson ripped off a 15-yard run in Sunday's preseason game against the Cardinals, but his other four carries went for just four total yards. He's having an unimpressive preseason on the whole, and it seems Michael Dyer is the favorite to win the No. 3 running back job. Assuming he's cut, Richardson may have to wait until next season to get another shot in the NFL. At this point, it's fair to question whether the former No. 3 overall draft pick will ever suit up for another regular-season game.

Trent Richardson RB BAL 10 months ago23 Comments

According to Raiders offensive line coach Mike Tice, Richardson has lost some weight, and as a result the running back's "quickness came around" this offseason, the team's official site reports.

Of course, Tice also had good things to say about Latavius Murray, who is the favorite to head the Raiders' backfield this season, as well as Roy Helu, who is in line to help out in the team's passing game. Since being selected third overall in the 2012 NFL draft, Richardson -- who turns 25 on July 10 -- has put together a disappointing 3.3 yards per carry on 614 career NFL rushing attempts. While he has much to prove before emerging as a reliable fantasy option in 2015, Richardson's college production at Alabama at least offers hope that there's a chance his improved level of fitness could help him return to form and perhaps carve out a significant role in the Oakland offense.

Trent Richardson RB BAL 1 year ago14 Comments

Richardson's two-year, $3.45 million contract with the Raiders includes $600,000 guaranteed, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

Richardson's agent did well to get a significant guarantee, given that the former first-round draft pick has shown little to no promise through his first three NFL seasons. While the guaranteed money doesn't ensure that Richardson will make the final roster, it certainly helps his chances to do so. Latavius Murray should still be viewed as the favorite to lead Oakland's backfield in 2015, but Richardson's contract makes it quite clear that the former Colt will have every opportunity to earn a significant role.

Trent Richardson RB BAL 1 year ago7 Comments

Richardson signed with the Raiders on Tuesday.

The Raiders return Latavius Murray and already signed Roy Helu, so the 24-year-old Richardson will have to fight for any kind of meaningful role. The former No. 3 overall pick may also need to compete for a roster spot, as his first three years in the league couldn't have gone much worse. The contract details, when available, will likely provide a better idea as to Richardson's chances of making the final roster.

Trent Richardson RB BAL 1 year ago3 Comments

Richardson was released by the Colts on Thursday.

The Colts finally made the inevitable transaction official, leaving Richardson free to sign with another team. He may have to settle for a veteran's minimum contract, and probably won't be assured of a roster spot with whichever team signs him. Based on how he played over the first three years of his career, Richardson may not be long for the NFL.