Stevan Ridley to Colts: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

August 28, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Indianapolis Colts bolstered their running back depth on Sunday, as they announced they signed veteran Stevan Ridley. 
Ridley entered training camp and the preseason on the Detroit Lions' roster with a legitimate chance to carve out a role as a short-yardage back, but after disappointing in two exhibition contests, he was released on Aug. 25.
The former LSU standout suffered a torn ACL and MCL with the New England Patriots during the 2014 season, but he was able to return to the field for the New York Jets in 2015.
Ridley was largely ineffective, though, gaining just 90 yards on 36 carries in nine games.
Prior to his stint with the Jets, Ridley was selected in the third round of the 2011 NFL draft by the Patriots. After just one season, he became New England's starter and enjoyed a career year in 2012. He rushed for 1,263 yards and 12 touchdowns with a solid yards-per-carry average of 4.4, but that proved to be his high po...

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