Trent Richardson just wants to compete for a roster spot in Baltimore

AP

After failing to find a job during the 2015 season, Trent Richardson says he’s just looking forward to competing for a job in 2016.

Richardson, the former No. 3 overall pick who flamed out with the Browns, Colts and Raiders, told the Baltimore Sun that he’s been in contact with the Ravens and is confident he’ll get a chance to earn a job in Baltimore.

“I’m in a position to earn a spot on the team, a chance to actually be that guy. I know there’s going to be a lot of competition. I know there’s going to be a lot of fighting among ourselves, but we’re all out there for the same thing. We all want to try and get better, we all want to be that guy. But at the same time, I’m coming in and I’m ready to work.”

Hard work wasn’t exactly Richardson’s hallmark when he was last in the league, and he admits that he got out of shape and overweight in Indianapolis. But in Baltimore, he knows nothing is going to be handed to him. And he promises he’s going to prove he belongs in the NFL.

29 responses to “Trent Richardson just wants to compete for a roster spot in Baltimore

  1. This clown is a fat pathetic worthless joke to humanity. Guess he wants another free 600k like the raiders threw to him

  2. “Richardson, the former No. 3 overall pick who flamed out with the Browns, Colts and Raiders,”

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    If I remember correctly he only flamed out with the last two teams. Pretty sure I remember him doing really well with the Browns and then the Colts giving them a 1st rounder for him.

  3. He was an absolute animal in college, he had so much potential, and was so good everywhere. He was freakishly strong, and had 4.4 speed,great hands,showed great potential his 1st year in Cleveland, Baltimore had the best pickup of free agency so far by getting him. He’s still young. you look at his ability in open space. The colts had a terrible o-line and scheme for richardson. He is going to show how big of a star he can be in baltimore.

  4. I hope I’m wrong, for his sake, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t make the roster.

  5. Translation: I’m broke and I need another dumb GM to give me a bunch of money so I can go eat another thousand donuts.

  6. No heart saw him in the tunnel after a Colts game. First one out the door b bopping to tunes. Terrible teammate

  7. People who criticize this signing are clueless. If he doesn’t show anything in training camp or preseason, he gets cut, and he has no guaranteed salary. If he shows something, he makes the team and gets basically vet minimum. Maybe he won’t pan out, but it’s a no risk move by the Ravens.

  8. thermanmerman99 says:
    Apr 9, 2016 7:04 PM
    This clown is a fat pathetic worthless joke to humanity. Guess he wants another free 600k like the raiders threw to him
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    So much hate, maybe some of it should be aimed at your GM and owner who got fleeced by…wait for it…the Brownies.

  9. Self awareness is a thing, Trent. Blowing off your responsibilities in arguably the most easily replaced position in the NFL isn’t a good thing.

  10. I’ve taken my shots at Richardson and more than likely he’ll be cut and be remembered as a massive bust. With that said, he’s 25 years old, has elite measurables, and doesn’t have a ton of carries on him. If he’s dedicated he could have a career similar to Thomas Jones. I’d like to see him prove everybody wrong.

  11. Holmgren and the 6 scouts that were let go by the Browns drafted this guy… this is a long shot.

  12. mrfrostyj says:
    Apr 9, 2016 7:09 PM
    “Richardson, the former No. 3 overall pick who flamed out with the Browns, Colts and Raiders,”

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    If I remember correctly he only flamed out with the last two teams. Pretty sure I remember him doing really well with the Browns and then the Colts giving them a 1st rounder for him.
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    Richardson’so best season was his rookie season in which he gained 950 rushing yards and a pathetic 3.6 yards per rush in 15 games. He had a fantastic 11 rushing TD. I’m sorry but a season in which a back doesn’t gain even 1000 yards and averages a pathetic 3.6 yards rushing is not doing really well. Maybe if TRICH were a goal line back that would be a great season but he was their primary ball carrier.

  13. Looking at his history and the availability of very good & affordable running backs I think the odds are pretty long on his even making the final roster. Practice squad perhaps.

  14. “who got fleeced by…wait for it…the Brownies”

    This made me burst out laughing. Soooo true.

    I was offended by the move at the time, regardless of how it was gonna play out… BillB would never trade a 1st rounder for a RUNNING BACK! But with the benefit of hindsight & the fact that it was the Browns that did the fleecing, it turns into an amusing little footnote in NFL history.

  15. People need to remember that NFL players coming out of college are still maturing as people. For some it takes a little longer. I hope the guy can be the best he can be. Especially if he’s on my team.

  16. getyourownname says:
    Apr 9, 2016 10:11 PM
    People who criticize this signing are clueless. If he doesn’t show anything in training camp or preseason, he gets cut, and he has no guaranteed salary. If he shows something, he makes the team and gets basically vet minimum. Maybe he won’t pan out, but it’s a no risk move by the Ravens.
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    Above comment sums this up perfectly. This is just a football move that may or may not pan out. A low risk move by the Ravens that could, possibly, be the steal of the year, or could amount to nothing and he gets cut. No big deal people.

  17. “Richardson’s best season was his rookie season in which he gained 950 rushing yards and a pathetic 3.6 yards per rush”

    3.6 yd avg is a big upgrade for the ravens running attack. Oddly enough, 3.6 would also be an improvement to their avg yards per pass attempt.

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