Stevan Ridley
RB FA
2 months ago

The Vikings released Ridley on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Vikings needed to create room for Michael Floyd on the 53-man roster. Ridley was signed Thursday to provide depth in the absence of Dalvin Cook (knee), but the team is apparently comfortable entering Monday's game against the Bears with only two tailbacks on the roster.

Stevan Ridley
RB FA
2 months ago

Ridley is signing a deal with the Vikings on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ridley hasn't had a meaningful statistical season since he tore his ACL in 2014, and the Vikings will be the fourth organization he's been associated with since leaving New England. He was released by Denver on Sept. 1, as the team instead decided to keep Jamaal Charles, Devontae Booker and De'Angelo Henderson. Ridley will help provide the team with some much-needed depth, as Dalvin Cook is out for the season with a torn ACL, and Jerick McKinnon emerged from Sunday's matchup with an ankle injury. If McKinnon cannot go Monday night against the Bears for any reason, Ridley would end up the primary backup to starter Latavius Murray. Ridley likely won't be a major fantasy factor until he gets some more practice time under his belt, but he should be on the radar in case Murray's ankle soreness decides to resurface.

Stevan Ridley
RB FA
3 months ago

Ridley was released Friday by the Broncos, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver

EDGE Analysis

Ridley most recently carried the ball 11 times for 51 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos' preseason finale against the Cardinals, but it appears as though the team feels secure enough with their running back depth to let the veteran tailback go. While he has a poor injury history, Ridley should still continue to get looks from other NFL teams given his talent and experience.

Stevan Ridley
RB FA
4 months ago

Ridley rushed for 40 yards on 14 carries and added seven yards on three catches in Saturday's preseason win over the 49ers.

EDGE Analysis

For the second straight week, the yards-per-touch totals weren't great for Ridley, but the amount of touches were. Ridley recorded more than twice as many touches as any other Bronco on Saturday. Likely competing with Jamaal Charles for a single roster spot, Ridley has built up a lead in the competition with his performance in camp in recent weeks that the more accomplished of the two veterans might have trouble closing with just a few weeks left to go.

Stevan Ridley
RB FA
4 months ago

Ridley was cutting well during Denver's first joint practice in San Francisco, Troy Renck of Denver 7 ABC reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ridley wasn't flashy in the Broncos' preseason matchup against the Bears, but garnered first-team reps and has reportedly impressed in camp. With a number of young options on the team, Ridley is likely competing with Jamaal Charles for one roster spot. Charles is the bigger name of the two, but is reportedly still shaking off rust and won't play until the third preseason game. Ridley has an opportunity to build a lead on his veteran counterpart this week in San Francisco that Charles might have trouble catching up to with limited time remaining.

Stevan Ridley
RB FA
4 months ago

Ridley rushed for 17 yards on eight attempts in Thursday's preseason win over Chicago.

EDGE Analysis

The stats don't look pretty for Ridley, but when he got them might. Ridley first entered the game when many of Denver's starters were still on the field. The veteran has reportedly impressed in practice and a few yards and a cloud of dust might be more appetizing than what Jamaal Charles, who did not play on Thursday as he recovers from last season's knee surgeries, is currently offering. A key stat as the regular season approaches is that Ridley's cap hit is half that of Charles' per Over the Cap. If Denver is just looking for a veteran to fill in until Devontae Booker is healthy enough to play, Ridley may make more sense from a financial perspective.

Stevan Ridley
RB FA
4 months ago

Ridley is showing impressive burst and cutting ability in camp, Cecil Lammey of Sportsradio 104.3 The Fan reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lammey, and many others, can be forgiven for selling Ridley short as the veteran back hasn't topped four yards per carry or 400 yards in a season since 2013. Last year, he managed just three carries for a Falcons team that loved running the ball. Now, showing that he still has gas in the tank and making Denver's final roster are two very, very different things. C.J. Anderson is the starter and young De'Angelo Henderson and fullback Andy Janovich are appealing because they can contribute both on offense and special teams. If the Broncos' carry just four backs, it might come down to Ridley versus Jamaal Charles and even then, the winner might just be keeping Devontae Booker's seat warm for when the second-year back returns early in the season.

Stevan Ridley
RB FA
5 months ago

Ridley signed a contract with the Broncos on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ridley's signing with Denver comes on the heels of the announcement that Devontae Booker will require surgery on his wrist and be sidelined a few weeks. Ridley is no guarantee to make the roster, though he could catch on behind C.J. Anderson and Jamaal Charles.

Stevan Ridley
RB FA
7 months ago

Ridley worked out for the Jets on Thursday, NFL Network's Mike Garfolo reports.

EDGE Analysis

While still only 28 years old, Ridley has been a complete non-factor since tearing his ACL in 2014, taking 29 carries for 97 yards. He may be able to find a new home, but he'll be a fringe roster candidate regardless of where he ends up. Ridley spent a few weeks with the Falcons last season, serving as the No. 3 running back when Tevin Coleman missed a game with a hamstring injury.

Stevan Ridley
RB FA
1 year ago

Ridley was waived by the Falcons on Wednesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

A member of the Falcons for the duration of Tevin Coleman's (hamstring) recovery, Ridley will enter the free-agent market with three carries for seven yards to his name this season. Another gig may be difficult to come by, but injuries could always force an organization to tap the 27-year-old running back on the shoulder.