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Rams waive Daryl Richardson

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The Rams added Tre Mason in the draft and now they’ve created some room for him on the depth chart.

The NFL’s daily transaction report brings word that the Rams have waived running back Daryl Richardson.

Richardson was effective enough to run for 4.8 yards per carry during the 2012 season, but he dropped to 3.1 yards per carry last season. Richardson attributed his struggles to a toe injury he suffered early in the season, but it seems the Rams thought the presence of Mason, Zac Stacy and Benny Cunningham was apparently enough to quash their interest in seeing if Richardson can rebound.

The Rams also waived tackles Emmanuel McCray and Graham Pocic. McCray was signed as an undrafted free agent earlier this week while Pocic was waived/injured at the end of camp last year with a shoulder injury.

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15 Responses to “Rams waive Daryl Richardson”
  1. sportsbastard says: May 15, 2014 5:30 PM

    DRich has some good wheels, unfortunately the next tackle he breaks will be his first.

  2. larjones64 says: May 15, 2014 5:33 PM

    It’s the beginning of the 3 year throw away cycle for. RB’s in this “new” NFL

  3. n0hopeleft says: May 15, 2014 5:45 PM

    He will be signed in no time.

  4. ravenswhat says: May 15, 2014 5:54 PM

    Ravens practice squad.

  5. calkinsrob says: May 15, 2014 5:54 PM

    Hope he gets a shot with another team. Now its time for Zac Stacy to shine! Hope I can draft him this year!

  6. yate3097 says: May 15, 2014 6:10 PM

    He showed some ability running outside the tackles in 2012 then was hurt for effectively the entire 2013 season. With the emergence of Zac Stacy in 2013, the drafting of Tre Mason last week and the special teams role of Isaiah Pead – Richardson was the odd man out. Another team would be wise to grab him.

  7. bigblu73 says: May 15, 2014 6:26 PM

    We could use him up here in NY. Ray Farmer will probably be on the line shortly tho’.

  8. rodh32340 says: May 15, 2014 6:43 PM

    Just the beginning of releasing 3rd string RBs all across the league, if you aren’t AP or can’t catch the ball…be prepared for unemployment.

  9. fordmandalay says: May 15, 2014 6:56 PM

    Pretty soon the RB will be an endangered species, as young players stop playing the position because there’s no future in it. Better to be a safety or CB, look how popular they’ve become in the NFL.

  10. tjacks7 says: May 15, 2014 7:55 PM

    My fantasy team won’t be picking him up. Thank for nothing last year, buddy.

  11. rg3sus says: May 15, 2014 8:15 PM

    What’s up with the practice squad comments every time some one gets cut? Isn’t it common knowledge he’s not eligible?

  12. biggberts says: May 15, 2014 8:29 PM

    Where’s Isiah Pead? Cut already ?

  13. johnnyjagfan says: May 15, 2014 8:45 PM

    This guy was given the mantle of first-string RB by Fisher waaaaay too early in the offseason. I was at the Falcons-Rams game in Week 2 last year and the guy can’t juke anyone or break a tackle. He’ll end up as a #3 somewhere but better learn a new move or it’ll be the end of the road.

  14. slaugin says: May 15, 2014 10:08 PM

    Remember when you were in Pop Warner and every kid wanted to be the RB? If I’m a parent of a gifted player he most certainly would not play that position.

  15. garyhd01 says: May 16, 2014 10:57 AM

    waive him now so he can catch on with another team i liked d-rich, he ran through holes but very rarely did he create as a runner and as mentioned above his YAC was very low tall grass could trip him up. a great guy though and i wish him luck!!

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