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Richardson's suspension for conduct detrimental to the team voids the guarantee for his $3.184 million base salary in 2015, Joel Corry of the National Football Post reports.

Richardson was suspended for the Colts' final playoff game, and he'll be suspended for Week 1 of the 2015 season, if he's still on the Indianapolis roster. It's pretty clear that he won't be on the roster, so the real issue is whether the Colts will have to eat the $3.184 million in dead money. This has been a rather unusual sequence of events, and Richardson will almost certainly file a grievance.

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Updating a previous report, Richardson has only served one game of his two-game suspension, and he will be suspended for Week 1 of 2015 if he remains on the Indianapolis roster up to that point, ESPN NFL Nation writer Mike Wells reports.

It was previously believed that Richardson had served his suspension, but he's only halfway there. Given the potentially high likelihood of Indianapolis cutting him this offseason, Richardson might not ever see the second game of his two-game suspension.

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Richardson's absence from Indianapolis' two playoff games was due to suspension, reports.

General Manager Ryan Grigson said as much Friday, though he cited 'personal reasons' as the cause of suspension rather than a specific violation. If 'personal reasons' is meant to put a positive spin on the situation, it fails to do so. It's not unusual for a player to miss time due to personal reasons, but it's almost inconceivable that such cases would be categorized as a suspension unless there were some sort of disciplinary issue involved. For what it's worth, Richardson says he missed Sunday's walkthrough before the AFC Championship Game due to a "very serious" family emergency. Richardson is a top candidate for contract termination in the offseason.

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Richardson's absence from Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Patriots is related to a family medical issue, according to the Indianapolis Star Tribune.

Richardson -- who was not present for Saturday morning's team walk-through in Indianapolis -- did not accompany the Colts to New England for Sunday's game due to personal reasons. With Richardson out, the Colts' backfield Sunday with be headed by Dan Herron, with Zurlon Tipton slated to work in a backup capacity.

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Richardson (personal) did not make the trip to New England for Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Patriots.

A presumed healthy scratch for last week's Divisional Round matchup against Denver, Richardson is slated to miss AFC Championship for undisclosed personal reasons, meaning Dan Herron and Zurlon Tipton will once again head the Indianapolis backfield. Richardson, who has one year remaining on his rookie contract, averaged just 3.3 yards per carry on 159 totes during the regular season.

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Richardson is inactive for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

With Richardson scratched from the Colts' lineup, fellow RBs Zurlon Tipton and newcomer Michael Hill are in line to back up Dan Herron on Sunday.

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Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said Trent Richardson's role for this week's playoff game against Denver is under evaluation, the Indianapolis Star reports.

Richardson did not record a carry or catch in Sunday's playoff win over the Bengals. It was thought he didn't play (he was active) due to an illness, but it sounds like it was more performance based. It looks like Pagano may finally have had enough of giving the underperforming Richardson playing time. Dan Herron is expected to start with Zurlon Tipton likely working as the backup.

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Richardson (illness) did not record a carry or catch in Sunday's playoff win over the Bengals.

Richardson had been listed as questionable for the contest after missing Friday's practice with an illness, but it was still surprising to see him suit up Sunday and not record a single touch. With Richardson a non-factor, Dan Herron (12 carries for 56 yards and 10 catches for 85 yards) started his third straight game, while Zurlon Tipton (11 carries for 40 yards) was next in line for work in the Indy backfield Sunday, especially after Herron coughed up the football a couple of times.

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Richardson (illness) is listed as active for Sunday's playoff game against the Bengals.

Richardson is out there if you need him Sunday, but working in a backfield time-share that figures to tilt in Dan Herron's favor, he's a hit-or-miss lineup option Sunday.

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Richardson is questionable for Sunday's playoff game against the Bengals after missing Friday's practice with an illness, ESPN reports.

Richardson at least has two days to feel better, but he may see fewer carries due to the ailment even if he is able to play.