Stevan Ridley RUMORS & NEWS

  • Stevan Ridley signing with Lions after another down year

    SB Nation "Running back Stevan Ridley found a new home in 2016, signing with the Detroit Lions, the player announced on Instagram. This will be his third team in three years. Ridley gave a long and passionate thank you to the New York Jets, even though he didn't do much with the team. He then promised Lions..." April 01

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    #Jets activated RB Stevan Ridley off PUP list.

  • Stevan Ridley ready to get up and running for Jets

    New York Daily News "He is the forgotten man, the thankful man and the man who might just provide a jolt at the exact right time for a team good enough to make the playoffs. Stevan Ridley’s pending return from a devastating knee injury will give the Jets’ already formidable rushing attack another much-needed..." October 29

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Meanwhile, you won't see RB Stevan Ridley on the field for the #Jets tomorrow. Maybe another week or so of ACL recovery.

  • Jets place Stevan Ridley on PUP list

    Pro Football Talk "Running back Stevan Ridley was among three veterans placed on the physically unable to perform list by the New York Jets on Wednesday. In addition, guard Willie Colon and defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson were also placed on the PUP list. Ridley and Colon are recovering from knee injuries..." July 30

  • Stevan Ridley on Patriots and Deflategate: 'They made a mistake'

    ESPN "Running back Stevan Ridley is all in with the New York Jets -- he has a large Jets tattoo on his right forearm -- but he still has opinions about his old team, the New England Patriots. You may have heard: The Patriots have this thing called Deflategate, and it's in the news a lot. "They..." June 12

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    Rich Cimini @RichCimini

    RB Stevan Ridley, coming off knee surgery, in positional drills. Moving well in Jets' OTAs. #nyj

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    Ben Volin @BenVolin

    Oh right, football. #Jets gave Ridley $1.25 million for his 1-year deal, with $80,000 guaranteed (signing bonus)

  • Jets sign Stevan Ridley

    Pro Football Talk "The Stevan Ridley free agency tour has come to a close, and he’s landing with the Jets. Ridley is signing with the Jets, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Ridley also paid visits to Miami and Washington. The 26-year-old Ridley was the Patriots’ starter at the beginning of last season, but..." April 09

  • Ridley could join Revis in Pats-to-Jets defections

    New York Post "The Jets took one former Patriot this offseason. Now, they are taking a look at another. Free-agent running back Stevan Ridley is scheduled to visit the Jets on Wednesday, according to a source. Ridley, 26, reportedly visited the Dolphins on Tuesday. Ridley had 2,817 rushing yards and 22..." April 02

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Patriots free-agent RB Stevan Ridley is visiting NY Jets today, per source. He already has visited Dolphins.

  • Free agent Stevan Ridley could be possible Vikings running back target if Adrian Peterson doesn’t return

    Twin Cities "A possible name has emerged if the Vikings were to end up needing to replace Adrian Peterson: Stevan Ridley. A source said Monday the Vikings have inquired about the New England Patriots free-agent running back. However, the source stressed it is all very preliminary and there might not be any..." March 10

  • Ridley back on the bike after knee surgery

    CSN New England "Just a couple of weeks after surgery to repair his torn ACL and MCL, Stevan Ridley is back in the gym. Ridley suffered his season-ending knee injury during a Week 6 win over the Bills and had to be carted off the field. " December 04

  • Pats' Mayo, Ridley out for season

    ESPN Boston "The New England Patriots on Monday ruled out linebacker Jerod Mayo and running back Stevan Ridley for Thursday night's game against the New York Jets because of knee injuries, and sources said both players are out for the rest of the season. The Patriots have not commented on the extent of the..." October 14

  • Stevan Ridley’s fate in his hands

    Boston Herald "When it comes to putting the ball on the ground, Stevan Ridley doesn’t have the luxury of skating by on a technicality. Fair or not, that’s just how it is when you have a reputation as a fumbler. While his fumble during Friday night’s preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles might not..." August 19

  • Stevan Ridley: 'Sick feeling' with latest fumble

    ESPN Boston "New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley has always been up-front about some of his past struggles with ball security, and Monday was no different. Ridley's final play in Friday's preseason victory over the Philadelphia Eagles was ruled a fumble. The Patriots recovered, but Ridley..." August 18

  • Stevan Ridley, Patriots yet to talk extension "Stevan Ridley has an opportunity to regain his early-down role in the New England Patriots backfield with LeGarrette Blount now in Pittsburgh. The question is whether he works his way back into coach Bill Belichick's good graces for a long-term contract during the final year of his rookie..." June 12

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Stevan Ridley says he's not thinking about his contract situation, that he needs to "go out there and be mistake-free."

  • Ridley fined for his red shoes

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL may soon fine concussed players for returning to games, even if the players have no recollection of doing it. No such excuse is available to the players who periodically are fined for wearing non-conforming shoes. Last weekend, Patriots running back Stevan Ridley wore all red shoes..." January 18

  • Ridley's fumbles gave Blount chance

    CSN New England "Just as the start of the Patriots dynasty owes a tip of the cap to Mo Lewis, maybe the continuation of the Pats' run of success will owe a debt of gratitude to Stevan Ridley's fumbling trouble? Huh? That's how ex-Pats defensive lineman Fred Smerlas sees it on New England Tailgate. Lewis..." January 17

  • Source: Stevan Ridley expected to be active against Browns

    Mass Live "While it's not known what kind of role he will be given, barring an overnight change, it is expected that Stevan Ridley will be active for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, according to a source. The New England Patriots running back has been shrouded in uncertainty since fumbling..." December 08

  • Belichick: Benching Ridley not about sending a message

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots running back Stevan Ridley was benched after fumbling in the first quarter last week against the Broncos and was inactive on Sunday in Houston, but Bill Belichick says he’s not trying to send Ridley a message. Instead, Belichick says, demoting Ridley to the bottom of the depth chart is..." December 02

  • Fumbling Stevan Ridley is a healthy scratch

    Rotoworld "Stevan Ridley is inactive for Week 13 against the Texans. As is Aaron Dobson (foot). It's fairly surprising that Ridley is straight up inactive, but he was never likely to be in for a big role against the Texans after losing his third fumble in three games last week. Passing-down/hurry-up back..." December 01

  • Stevan Ridley fumbles around for help

    Boston Herald "The call went out Tuesday. Patriots running back Stevan Ridley, perhaps dealing with the greatest level of adversity in his three-year career, needed guidance from his close friend and mentor, so he dialed up Kevin Faulk. Ridley has fumbled in three consecutive games, and his four lost..." November 28

  • Coaches talk Ridley, Thompkins, Texans

    ESPN Boston "Here were some of the notable themes from today’s conference calls with head coach Bill Belichick, defensive coordinator Matt Patricia and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels: 1. Coaching mindset on Ridley’s fumbling: McDaniels was asked if we’ve reached a point where the coaching staff’s..." November 26

  • Stevan Ridley confident despite dropoff

    Boston Herald "Stevan Ridley’s relative absence from the offense this season has been a bit curious, but the running back isn’t griping about his role. Ridley is one of the offense’s few carryovers at the skill positions from last season, though he hasn’t had many opportunities to back up his breakout..." October 26

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Both Danny Amendola and Stevan Ridley are listed as questionable but I'm told both are expected to suit up and play vs. the Saints on Sun.

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    shalise manza young @shalisemyoung

    #Patriots announce Ridley OUT for Sunday; Slater is doubtful

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    Mike Reiss @MikeReiss

    RB Stevan Ridley not spotted at practice for third straight day. Puts availability for Sunday in doubt.

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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    RB Stevan Ridley (knee) misses his 2nd straight day of practice. Slater/Wilfork also absent as expected.

  • Stevan Ridley missed Wednesday's practice due to a thigh bruise

    Mass Live "The mystery of Stevan Ridley's absence from Wednesday's practice appears to be solved. The New England Patriots running back suffered a lower thigh bruise and was held out of practice to receive treatment according to a source. The injury is not considered serious. Ridley had 11 carries for..." October 03

  • Stevan Ridley: Patriots offense must improve, and it starts with me

    Boston Globe "Stevan Ridley did not mince words. “Absolutely not” the running back said Monday when asked if he’s pleased with where he is at this early point in the season. Though Ridley acknowledged that the entire Patriots offense has to improve he saved his harshest criticism for himself. “I don’t..." September 17

  • Brady backs benched RB Stevan Ridley

    ESPN Boston "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady pumped up running back Stevan Ridley on Tuesday putting his support behind the third-year veteran who was benched after his second-quarter fumble in the season opener. “I know Stevan is a very mentally tough kid. I love having him back there. I love..." September 10

  • Stevan Ridley says he won’t pout over benching

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots were able to come back from 21-17 down in the second half to grab a 23-21 victory over the Bills. They did it without much help from starting running back Stevan Ridley. Ridley had nine carries for 46 yards in the first half but did not see the field after his fumble in the second..." September 08

  • Stevan Ridley weighs options

    Boston Herald "Stevan Ridley’s offseason experiment needed some summer tweaking. The running back admitted in June that he bulked up in preparation for the Patriots’ offseason workouts adding a noticeable amount of muscle mass in his upper body to better absorb the flurry of hits each Sunday. The whole time..." July 29

  • Stevan Ridley gets set to carry heavier load

    Boston Herald "Stevan Ridley is attempting to make the transition from bowling ball to wrecking ball. The running back exploded in the Patriots offense last season, flashing a punishing style between the tackles and enough burst to get into the third level of the defense. Now, Ridley wants even more out of..." May 30

  • Patriots’ 1-2 Punch of Ridley, Vereen Give New England Top Tier Rushing Offense Heading Into 2013

    NESN "For the first time in the Bill Belichick era, the Patriots will attempt to have back-to-back 1,000-yard rushers. The feat was last accomplished by New England when the team was still wearing those amazingly ’90s “Flying Elvis” royal blue and red jerseys and Foxboro Stadium was still standing..." May 26

  • Stevan Ridley back strong

    Boston Herald "Running back Stevan Ridley kicked down the NFL’s door last season. Based on his appearance at the Patriots’ offseason program yesterday, he might be looking to level the entire house in 2013. Ridley has added some noticeable muscle, which won’t be well-received news for the defenders who..." May 03

  • Ridley: No lingering concussion issues

    ESPN "More than three months removed from being knocked out of the AFC Championship game due to a crunching hit, running back Stevan Ridley says he has no lingering effects from the blow. "None at all," he said Thursday. "All I can do now is just move forward from that. ... I'll be out here this..." May 02