Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Trent Richardson Says No To Riders and CFL
Trent Richardson was headed to Canada to hopefully breathe life into his professional career with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, according to 3DownNation.com. However, the former star running back with the University of Alabama decided against it because the terms of the deal could have kept him in Canada for two years, meaning he wouldn't have been able to sign with an NFL until 2019 thus derailing his plans for a comeback.
It's been just over a year since Richardson was last in an NFL training camp. He was waived by the Ravens on Aug. 6, 2016, three months after signing with them, making Baltimore Richardson's fourth NFL team since the Browns drafted him third overall in 2012. He last played a regular-season game in 2014.
Riders head coach and GM Chris Jones didn't seem too bothered by this as he gets his team ready for Friday's game in Edmonton.
Jones told reporters after Tuesday's practice "I don't even care" when asked if he thought Richardson might change his mind and come north.
Jones added “He was supposed to be up here already. He’s not here, so we’ll see if he ever gets up here to play.”