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RB Trent Richardson - Free Agent

5-9, 228Born: 7-10-1990College: AlabamaDrafted: Round 1, pick 3

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Summary

After a disappointing start to his NFL career, Richardson had a chance for a fresh start in Oakland. But the same issues that plagued him early in his career are cropping up again in Oakland. He has had problems staying healthy, keeping his weight under control and hitting the hole quickly. His competition with Latavius Murray for the starting RB job seems to be over before it ever really got started. The Raiders signed Richardson to a modest two year contract this offseason after he was waived by the Colts. Richardson was the 3rd overall pick in the 2012 draft by the Cleveland Browns and had a solid rookie rookie season before being traded to Indianapolis early in the 2013 season for a 1st round draft pick. The trade was an unmitigated disaster for the Colts as Richardson averaged just under 3.1 YPC in his two seasons in Indianapolis. Richardson never seemed comfortable in the Colts offense and often displayed a puzzling lack of vision in the Colts. In addition, he showed very little burst and seemed to be running in slow motion at times. Oakland may be Richardson's final shot to salvage what once was a very promising career. Richardson has his work cut out for him just to fend off rookie Michael Dyer for a spot on the Oakland roster. (August 17)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Dynasty - 66, 58, 61, 61, 63, 67

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2012 CLE 15 267 950 11 70 51 367 1
2013 CLE/IND 18 192 564 3 52 35 316 1 2
2014 IND 15 159 519 3 34 27 229 0 1
2015 PROJ-Dodds 0 0 * * 0 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 0 0 * * 0 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 0 0 * * 0 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 0 * * 0 * * *

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Latest News

Raiders | Oakland releases Trent Richardson (Mon Aug 31, 07:11 PM) - Oakland Raiders RB Trent Richardson was released Monday, Aug. 31, according to a source.

Our View: Richardson has to go down as one of the biggest draft busts in NFL history. He was the third-overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft, and now he's going to be looking for his fourth different team. Richardson was beat out because rookie Michael Dyer was outperforming him in training camp.
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Raiders | Trent Richardson on bubble? (Sat Aug 29, 01:24 PM) - Oakland Raiders RB Trent Richardson may be on the bubble for the final roster, according to ESPN.com's Bill Williamson. Williamson said Michael Dyer could overtake Richardson.

Our View: Dyer is a talented back who bounced around to a few different college programs. He's not elite, but Dyer is a decisive and instinctive runner who can make his living between the tackles. Richardson is looking more and more like one of the biggest busts in NFL history.
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