Colts tailback Trent Richardson looks likely to be inactive for Sunday’s AFC title game at New England.
According to Kevin Bowen of Colts.com, Richardson did not travel with the club on Saturday for “personal reasons.”
The 24-year-old Richardson has fallen down the depth chart, with Daniel Herron and Zurlon Tipton becoming the Colts’ top two backs. Third-stringer Michael Hill contributes on special teams.
Though the Colts traded a No. 1 pick for Richardson in 2013, his future beyond this season would seem to be somewhat in question, given his diminishing role.
However, as PFT’s Mike Florio pointed out, the Colts must pay Richardson’s $3.18 million salary for 2015 whether he plays for Indianapolis or another club.