Raiders add Richardson to RB corps

The Oakland Raiders have announced they’ve signed running back Trent Richardson, who was cut by the Colts last week after two disappointing seasons with the team.  Richardson will report to the team after a pending physical.

The deal is set to pay Richardson $3.9 million over two years but includes incentives that can raise the deal to $4 million per year, reports.

Richardson joins a backfield featuring  the surprise Latavius Murray, Roy Helu, acquired from Washington,  and Marcel Reece. Richardson has averaged 3.3 yards per carry over his career since being drafted No. 3 overall in 2012 by Cleveland.  Murray is expected to be the starter this year with Jones-Drew retiring and Darren McFadden signing with Dallas.  Murray was a stud the final 3 games of last season, rushing for 424 yards with a 5.2 yards per carry and 2 TD’s.

Richardson scored 12 touchdowns as a rookie but has a total of seven in the past two seasons.

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3 Responses to “Raiders add Richardson to RB corps”

  1. John LoRe, Ph.D. says:

    I am always supportive of what Reggie is trying to do. I really liked Ahmad Bradshaw as a potential back-up, getting plenty of snaps. He was available at the time we signed Trent. He was so clearly the superior back for the Colts, so why didn’t we go after him? No one runs with more heart than Ahmad Bradshaw.

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