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Colts sign Nu’Keese Richardson

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In 2009, it looked like Nu’Keese Richardson was set for big things at the University of Tennessee.

He decided to play for Lane Kiffin in Knoxville after being wooed hard by Urban Meyer and the University of Florida, but his bright future dimmed quickly. Richardson was arrested for armed robbery in November of his freshman year and promptly kicked off the team, sending him on a tour of lower level college football interspersed with a couple of years where he didn’t play any football at all.

He wrapped up his collegiate career with a strong year as a receiver and kick returner at NAIA school Pikeville in 2013, but went undrafted in May and made the rounds trying to land a chance to compete for a job in training camp. That effort ended on Sunday when Richardson signed with the Colts, who got strong play from another exiled Volunteer last season when wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers jumped into an injury-riddled receiving corps.

The Colts also signed former L.A. Kiss linebacker Shawn Loiseau, waived-injured cornerback Brandon Burton and waived wide receiver Greg Moore.

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15 Responses to “Colts sign Nu’Keese Richardson”
  1. kuranda84 says: Aug 4, 2014 9:48 AM

    Sounds like a great human being they just signed.

  2. snakeman40 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:01 AM

    These names just get more and more ridiculous!

  3. unbiasedravenfan says: Aug 4, 2014 10:09 AM

    Still better than Trent Richardson…

  4. karlton3 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:09 AM

    No matter what happens, at least he’ll be able to say he wasn’t the biggest disappointment named Richardson on the team.

  5. sfsugator says: Aug 4, 2014 10:14 AM

    he was awesome coming out of high school. hopefully this is a steal for the colts

  6. tvjules says: Aug 4, 2014 10:14 AM

    I would think the priority would be signing guys for depth on what is currently a very shallow offensive line.

  7. chalkruz1989 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:23 AM

    I appreciate transactions such as this.

    Both Da’Rick and Nu’Keese experience turmoil in college and paid for their actions. Both individuals kept at it and stayed out of trouble and now find themselves getting an opportunity that was almost out of reach.

    We were put on this earth to make mistakes and even though some are more egregious than others, USUALLY a second chance is warranted. But, a second chance should not be provided until the being is truly repent of his actions and has allowed enough time to pass to show he’s making smart decisions and will not go down a similar path.

    Best of luck to Nu’Keese as he tries to fulfill his dreams.

  8. gayforbrady says: Aug 4, 2014 10:26 AM

    What is a Nu’Keese and why is there an apostrophe in there. I thought I done good in English.

  9. southpaw2k says: Aug 4, 2014 10:29 AM

    Not to be confused with Old’Keese.

  10. tennesseetitan78 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:56 AM

    This kid robbed someone at gun point at a gas station his freshman yr at UT!!! He would’ve got a lot of playing time if he didn’t screw it up…beings he was such a high recruit. How dumb of a mistake can you make?? Moron if you ask me!! He’s lucky to even get considered for an NFL team

  11. terripet says: Aug 4, 2014 11:20 AM

    great move.

  12. dnelly54 says: Aug 4, 2014 11:27 AM

    Give him a second chance Da’Rick Rogers so far has turned out OK!!

  13. youplayinfoosball says: Aug 4, 2014 12:09 PM

    One of the dumbest human beings ever. he and some other friends/players tried to rob a Prius full of college kids at a gas station like 2 mins from UT, with a bloody pellet gun. this guy is so freaking stupid I wouldn’t be surprised if he can’t find the stadium.

  14. nicofthenorthstar says: Aug 4, 2014 1:28 PM

    Nu’keese…. (smh)

  15. lamekiffen says: Aug 4, 2014 2:21 PM

    I am all for 2nd chances….I mean seriously his only arrest was for using a BB Gun and robbing a few guys…. at least now, with his new contract, he can buy a “real” gun.

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