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Daryl Richardson lands with Jets on waivers

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The Rams parted ways with running back Daryl Richardson on Thursday, but it wasn’t a long wait before Richardson found a new place of employment.

The Jets have been awarded Richardson on waivers after putting in a claim on the third-year back. Richardson joins a backfield that already includes Chris Johnson, Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell and Mike Goodson.

Richardson impressed as a rookie in 2012, running for 475 yards on 98 carries but slumped in 2013 while dealing with the effects of a toe injury he suffered early in the season. If the time off has brought him back to health, Richardson could be a nice find for a Jets offense that’s looking for all the offensive playmakers they can find this offseason.

Bringing Richardson in may seem redundant given all the other options already on hand in the backfield, but General Manager John Idzik may just be taking a page from the playbook of his former colleagues in Seattle. The Seahawks have emphasized competition for spots on the 53-man roster in recent years and it seems the Jets will be doing the same at running back this year.

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9 Responses to “Daryl Richardson lands with Jets on waivers”
  1. hakunamangata says: May 16, 2014 5:41 PM

    All it took was for Rex to hear that he had good feet from Idzik.

  2. jetsfaninindy says: May 16, 2014 5:50 PM

    Is a good move as Goodson may be released with his legal issues. Little to no risk.

  3. whiteknightblackheart says: May 16, 2014 6:38 PM

    The Jets just keep getting better and better….

  4. denverwally says: May 16, 2014 9:05 PM

    Guess they’re not so sure about Chris Johnson after all…

  5. aldavis4president says: May 16, 2014 9:07 PM

    People keep joking about the jets, but I think they finally have a legit offense. Whether it be Vick or geno, the run game will carry the load, and Decker, although not a true #1 in my opinion, is a red zone mismatch. To big and strong for DBs. Their defense, like always will be a force. Besides week1 when my raiders destroy them, I see them back as an elite team like the one who was regularly beating the pats a couple years ago.

  6. jetfan74 says: May 16, 2014 9:59 PM

    Bye bye Goodson. That will be very solid depth in the backfield as Powell is very underrated. Looking like an offense that will be able to sustain drives and keep that D line fresh!!!

  7. cool10857 says: May 17, 2014 12:14 AM

    Goodbye Bilal Powell.

  8. dlk47823 says: May 17, 2014 12:43 AM

    Nice insurance policy against injury…goodson will be released, dude’s going to jail

  9. jharmon64 says: May 17, 2014 5:44 AM

    This guy (when healthy) ran well behind a weak o-line.

    A good find on the cheap for any team.

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