Trent Richardson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Trent Richardson says he'll be there when Ravens start offseason program on April 18

    Alabama "Baltimore will begin its voluntary offseason workout program on April 18, and running back Trent Richardson plans to be there with the rest of the Ravens. One problem: He's not a Raven yet. But Richardson told the Baltimore Sun on Thursday that he expects to sign a contract with the NFL team..." April 09

  • Richardson admits 'it's very easy to get lazy in the NFL'

    Alabama "A cousin and two close friends were sitting in the living room watching a movie in late February as Trent Richardson walked around with his head nodding and a big smile on his face. They knew Richardson had been on the phone, but didn't know whom he was talking with. They eventually asked,..." March 25

  • Trent Richardson expected to sign with Baltimore Ravens

    Alabama "Former Alabama running back Trent Richardson is expected to sign a free agent deal with the Baltimore Ravens pending a physical, sources told Richardson, a Heisman Trophy finalist as a junior with the Tide in 2011, was out of football last season, just three years after the Cleveland..." February 25

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Trent Richardson is working out for the #Bills today, source said. Two key injuries necessitated it

  • Bills Working Out Trent Richardson

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports that the Bills are bringing in veteran RB Trent Richardson for a workout following the injuries to LeSean McCoy and Karlos Williams. Buffalo had to find some more depth at the running back position after GM Doug Whaley announced Monday that Williams suffered..." October 06

  • Ryan Clark: Trent Richardson is 'worst RB of all time'

    Sportsnaut "Does former 2012 first-round draft pick, running back Trent Richardson deserve the title of the worst running back of all time? Richardson’s release by the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday during the team’s first round of cuts sparked a strong reaction from former NFL safety Ryan Clark. In a..." September 02

  • Trent Richardson released by Oakland Raiders "If Trent Richardson has a redemption moment in the NFL, it won't come with the Oakland Raiders. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Richardson has been informed of his release, according to a source with knowledge of the decision. Richardson's exit comes five months after he..." September 01

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    Bill Williamson @BWilliamsonESPN

    Sources: Raiders begin cut process. Trent Richardson among those cut.

  • Trent Richardson's odds of making the Raiders roster set at 50/50

    Sporting News "When the Browns selected Alabama's Trent Richardson with the third pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, he was supposed to be the league's next great running back. He started 15 games as a rookie but never lived up to expectations. After a trade to (and release by) the Colts, he is hoping to restart his..." August 05

  • Raiders offensive line coach: Trent Richardson's 'quickness came around'

    CBS Sports "Having been the subject of enough jokes in his first three years in the NFL to last his entire career, Trent Richardson headed to Oakland this offseason to join the Raiders. It doesn't really seem like an obvious fit for a fourth-year running back looking to rebuild his career after a mediocre..." July 06

  • Latavius Murray, Trent Richardson to compete at tailback

    ESPN "Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said he expects Lavatius Murray and Trent Richardson to compete for the starting tailback job. With Maurice Jones-Drew retiring and Darren McFadden going to Dallas, Murray is the incumbent on an offense that ranked dead last in the NFL in the run game. Murray..." March 24

  • Raiders RB Trent Richardson believes new offensive system, new team is perfect fit to realize potential

    Contra Costa Times "The Raiders rekindled a tradition of attempting to salvage a reclamation project Tuesday with the signing of running back Trent Richardson. The Browns liked Richardson enough coming out of Alabama to trade picks in the first, fourth, fifth and seventh rounds to the Minnesota Vikings so they..." March 18

  • Trent Richardson wants his $3 million back, says Colts fined him for being 3 pounds overweight

    Business Insider "The ugly break-up between the Indianapolis Colts and Trent Richardson appears to be just getting started. After the Colts cut Richardson on Thursday, the former No. 3-overall pick told ESPN's Mike Wells that the team was not justified in suspending him for conduct detrimental to the team. Wells..." March 13

  • Report: Trent Richardson files grievance against Colts over January suspension

    The Score "Trent Richardson has filed a grievance against the Indianapolis Colts over his January suspension, according to Pro Football Talk. The Colts released Richardson on Thursday after two disappointing seasons - a move that didn't come as much of a surprise to the running back. "I was expecting..." March 13

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Per source, Colts RB Trent Richardson has filed a grievance over his January suspension. $3.184 million hangs in the balance.

  • Trent Richardson: “My next step, I’ll be the starter”

    Pro Football Talk "Hours after he was released by the Colts, Trent Richardson insisted that he has plenty of good football left in him. Richardson told Mike Wells of ESPN that Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson is to blame for Richardson’s inability to make things work in Indianapolis. “Me and the GM didn’t..." March 12

  • Colts waive Trent Richardson "The Indianapolis Colts today waived running backs Michael Hill and Trent Richardson. Hill was signed by the Colts as a free agent on January 6, 2015 and appeared in two postseason games on special teams. He also spent time on the team’s practice squad in November 2014. For his two-year..." March 12

  • Conduct detrimental? Colts, Trent Richardson at odds

    Indianapolis Star "Colts running back Trent Richardson hasn't lived up to the expectations created by the blockbuster trade that brought him to Indianapolis. About that there is no debate. But here's an issue that's much less clear: Is Richardson guilty of engaging in conduct detrimental to the team? That's..." February 17

  • Colts unhappy with RB Trent Richardson

    ESPN "The rocky relationship between the Indianapolis Colts and running back Trent Richardson built up over time during the 2014 season because of weight issues, accessibility and an absence, multiple sources told Richardson, whom the Colts acquired from Cleveland in September 2013, had..." February 09

  • Former NFL MVP Shaun Alexander has some Advice for Trent Richardson

    Stampede Blue "Running back Trent Richardson has had a very tough two years with the Colts, and it's widely assumed that the Colts will be moving on from the running back this offseason. But at least one notable former NFL player isn't giving up on Richardson yet. Former running back Shaun Alexander, who..." February 05

  • The Colts suspension of Trent Richardson voids over $3.1 million

    Waiting For Next Year "The tale of Trent Richardson gets stranger by the day. No, I’m not talking about him getting traded or his continual disappointment between the lines on an NFL field. I’m talking about his very standing in the league and with his current team, the Indianapolis Colts. Trent Richardson missed the..." January 29

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    Joel Corry @corryjoel

    I've confirmed that Trent Richardson's suspension for conduct detrimental voids the guarantees of his $3,184,062 2015 base salary.

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    Bob Kravitz @bkravitz

    Grigson says Trent Richardson was suspended two games by the club.

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    Mike Wells @MikeWellsNFL

    Grigson wouldn't commit to Trent Richardson being back next season. Not surprising he said that.

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    Howard Balzer @HBalzer721

    Colts, of course, deactivated Trent Richardson Sunday, but also suspended him.

  • Colts waiting for investment in Trent Richardson to pay off

    USA Today "Among the remarkable developments in the Indianapolis Colts' postseason run is that they've gotten here, on the verge of their first Super Bowl appearance since 2009, despite the failure of one of the biggest NFL trades in the past several years. Running back Trent Richardson, the third pick in..." January 16

  • Richardson: Benching 'never going to happen again'

    Indianapolis Star "How is Trent Richardson approaching this week's AFC Championship Game? "Like I'm going to be the starter," said the Indianapolis Colts recently benched running back. "Because that's just me." But Richardson won't be the starter – that job belongs to Boom Herron now – and Richardson, the..." January 16

  • Chuck Pagano explains Trent Richardson's benching "Trent Richardson was a healthy scratch Sunday in the Indianapolis Colts' biggest game of the season. Explaining the decision to deactivate Richardson in favor of a running back signed off the street just last week, coach Chuck Pagano cited special teams experience. "Michael Hill was a..." January 13

  • Richardson, on facing Browns: 'They gave up on me; I'm going to go into this game like it's my last one'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Trent Richardson hasn't forgotten about Sept. 18, 2013. It seemed like an ordinary Wednesday. The Browns finished practice, he iced up and headed home. Then he was traded to the Indianapolis Colts. "I was shocked," Richardson said Wednesday on a conference call with Cleveland reporters...." December 03

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    Mike Wells @MikeWellsNFL

    Barring a change, Boom Herron will continue to start at RB over Richardson. Pagano doesn't seem to enjoy answering questions these days

  • With Bradshaw down, Colts' Richardson takes on challenge

    Indianapolis Star "The Indianapolis Colts essentially had no running game in Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots. Now, with Trent Richardson preparing to carry a bigger load, getting that running game back on track will prove an even steeper climb. Leading rusher Ahmad Bradshaw could miss the rest of the..." November 18

  • Colts GM: Trent Richardson needs to answer the bell, do his job

    CBS Sports "By any measure, running back Trent Richardson has been a huge disappointment. The Colts gave up a first-round pick to get him and he responded by averaging 2.9 yards per carry last season. Impossibly, Richardson's been worse this preseason, managing just 2.4 yards per carry. For months, the..." August 21

  • Colts' Richardson learned more in past week than he did last season

    CBS Sports "By all accounts, last year was a whirlwind for Colts RB Trent Richardson. Traded to Indianapolis in the third week of the season for a first-round pick, there was already pressure to perform out of the backfield despite not knowing schemes, blocking assignments or player..." May 01

  • Trent Richardson remains confident after a bad year

    Pro Football Talk "Trent Richardson was nothing short of terrible after the Colts traded a first-round draft pick for him last season. But Richardson hasn’t lost his confidence. Richardson told reporters today that when he looks in the mirror, he sees the same running back who was viewed as a can’t-miss prospect..." April 23

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Colts RB Trent Richardson underwent shoulder surgery following the season, per source. Told it was “just a scope.” Shouldn’t hurt offseason

  • Richardson going back to school

    ESPN "Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson will spend the offseason with the mind frame that he’s in school. Learn, learn and learn the playbook some more. That will be his mentality as he knows the critics are still there and he knows the excuse of not knowing the Colts’ offensive..." February 05

  • Trent Richardson a vital part of Colts' success, GM says "Acquired for a first-round draft pick in September, Indianapolis Colts' Trent Richardson devolved from fantasy football whipping boy to NFL punchline after averaging 2.9 yards per carry and losing his starting job to Donald Brown. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported in November that the..." January 16

  • Richardson wants to make statement vs. Pats "Trent Richardson won't take many fond memories from his playoff debut. The Indianapolis Colts running back lost a fumble on his first carry against the Kansas City Chiefs. He didn't touch the ball again. Richardson remained involved in the game plan as a pass protector, but his day -- like his..." January 09

  • Trent Richardson shows off his versatility

    ESPN "So much emphasis has rightfully been put on Trent Richardson's struggles running ball this season that the other areas he helps the Indianapolis Colts haven’t been talked too much. Richardson put his blocking, pass catching and ... running on display against the Houston Texans on Sunday...." December 16

  • Reggie Wayne says Trent Richardson felt forced into offense too quickly

    Pro Football Talk "So what’s wrong with running back Trent Richardson? Richardson essentially has said of the Colts, “It’s not me, it’s you.” Via the good folks at, receiver Reggie Wayne shared with Jake Query and Derek Schultz of WNDE radio comments Richardson made to the veteran wideout and de..." December 05

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    . @MikeSilver reports that #Colts are demoting Trent Richardson to 2nd-string in favor of Donald Brown. Among several changes for Indy

  • Trent Richardson still Indianapolis Colts' lead back "The Indianapolis Colts have stubbornly stuck with the struggling Trent Richardson. The running back is listed as questionable to play Sunday versus the Arizona Cardinals with a calf injury, but the team expects him to be dressed. Offensive Coordinator Pep Hamilton said Friday, barring a..." November 23

  • Colts RB Richardson defends his performance

    Indianapolis Star "In Trent Richardson's ideal world, he'd be running through defenses and threatening records the way he did at the University of Alabama. But in reality, the Indianapolis Colts running back has been struggling to gain traction as the team tries to breathe life into its running..." November 19

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Colts RB Trent Richardson, #Falcons WR Roddy White, & #Bengals RB Giovani Bernard are all good to go today. Not a lot of inactive suspense

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    Stephen Holder @HolderStephen

    As @mchappell51 said, no sign of Trent Richardson (ankle) at #Colts practice today. But I'm hearing he is expected to play against #Rams

  • Is the problem Trent Richardson or the Colts offense?

    SB Nation "Running back Trent Richardson has underwhelmed since being acquired by the Indianapolis Colts in September. Ben Muth takes a closer look at what exactly's wrong. One of the big stories of the first half of the 2013 football season was Trent Richardson. First, it was a blockbuster trade after..." October 27

  • Colts Chuck Pagano expects Trent Richardson to bust out soon "Concern about Ahmad Bradshaw's ability to return from a neck injury which could potentially require surgery necessitates Trent Richardson's upward progress within the Indianapolis Colts' offense. Coach Chuck Pagano expects the running back to bust out soon. "(Richardson) is a..." October 06

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    Craig Kelley @CraigKColts

    Pagano sez RB rotation will be same as at SF with AB and TR. They had 32-of-39 carries and had nearly 30/30-play split.

  • Holmgren rips Browns for Richardson trade, says he would have quit

    CBS Sports "The outrage surrounding the Trent Richardson trade -- Cleveland sent him to Indy for a first-round pick -- has been strong. Go ahead and add Mike Holmgren to the list of people who don't like it. Holmgren who actually drafted Richardson No. 3 overall in 2012 said if he was coaching the Browns..." September 20

  • Colts trade 1st-round pick for Trent Richardson

    CBS Sports "The Colts needed running back help after Vick Ballard went down and they got their blockbuster on Wednesday trading for Browns running back and former top-five pick Trent Richardson. Indy owner Jim Irsay whetted the appetites of many Wednesday afternoon when he started teasing on Twitter the..." September 19