Trent Richardson signs with the Saskatchewan Roughriders

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Trent Richardson is back in football, even if it’s in another country.

The CFL announced that the former No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft had signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Richardson was in some degree of discussions with the CFL team this summer, but wanted to wait to see if there was a chance to get back into the NFL.

After washing out of preseason attempts with the Ravens and Raiders, his career 3.3 yards per carry average wasn’t enticing to teams, so he apparently decided to go north.

This is the point where we note that not only did Browns General Manager Tom Heckert trade up in 2012 to get him, but Colts G.M. Ryan Grigson traded a first-round pick to get him. It’s not an accident both men now have the adjective “former” in front of those titles.

19 responses to “Trent Richardson signs with the Saskatchewan Roughriders

  1. Crazy how some guys just don’t translate to the NFL despite incredible talent/skill.

    I hope he does well.

  2. enlightenedskeptic says:
    September 26, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Crazy how some guys just don’t translate to the NFL despite incredible talent/skill.
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    He doesn’t hit the hole fast enough and cannot succeed unless you have Alabama’s offensive line and are playing inferior competition.

  3. He’ll seem faster do to the metric system.

    I got to use a joke reboot. Ha! I originally posted that when he was being rumored to sign north of the border.

  4. It’s cool he’s still trying to pursue his pro career. But unfortunately even in Canada, things like speed and breaking tackles and field vision are pretty big requirements of the job. Slow footed guys like Trent are probably even less likely to succeed on a more wide open Canadian football field.

  5. What he is doing is great. More guys who can’t make it in the NFL ought to do this. I’d love to see what RG 3 can do in Canada.

  6. I think his main problem was he never took his NFL career seriously. In college his natural talent carried him. In the NFL I don’t care how good you were in college, you have to bust your ass everyday to keep your job.

    Homie spent too much time in the drive-thru and not enough time at the gym.

  7. walker1191 says:
    September 26, 2017 at 4:17 pm
    enlightenedskeptic says:
    September 26, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Crazy how some guys just don’t translate to the NFL despite incredible talent/skill.
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    He doesn’t hit the hole fast enough and cannot succeed unless you have Alabama’s offensive line and are playing inferior competition.

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    Yeah, sort of like Zeke. He has a o-line and pauses until a hole appears. There is more than one way to be great! He probably never had an o-lne or a coach.

  8. itsfootballbaby says:
    September 27, 2017 at 12:29 pm
    I would never take an RB in the top 10 of the draft. It’s too risky.
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    Yeah, kinda like Dallas.

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