Less than 24 hours after announcing the release of fullback Tony Richardson in language that suggested he wouldn’t be coming back, the Jets have brought Richardson back.
NFL.com passes along word that Jets coach Rex Ryan confirmed today that the team re-signed Richardson a day after cutting him.
We noted this morning that Richardson could re-join the team this afternoon, so Ryan’s confirmation isn’t a surprise. But it’s still not completely clear why the Jets decided to cut Richardson yesterday.
But Richardson is back, and the Jets now have two fullbacks, with Richardson serving as the veteran mentor to the hard-hitting rookie John Conner.