Report: Stevan Ridley to re-sign with Steelers

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Stevan Ridley has agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Steelers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Ridley, 29, signed with the Steelers on December 19 and played 39 snaps on offense in two games. He rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries.

He also spent four days with the Vikings last October.

The Patriots made him a third-round pick in 2011. Ridley signed with the Jets in 2015 and also has spent time with the Lions, Falcons and Broncos.

He has played 64 games with 27 starts in his career, rushing for 3,022 yards and 23 touchdowns on 714 carries.

4 responses to “Report: Stevan Ridley to re-sign with Steelers

  1. Wow… as a Steeler fan i really didnt see this happening.

    Rid has some damn good runs for Pitt last year but with Conner and Fitz i figured they were content. Hope all is well with Conner…

    Welcome back Rid!

  2. He looked like he was healthy for once in a long time, he’s sat out almost all of the last four seasons. So it remains to be seen if he can stay healthy. Guess he didn’t have a lot of other options on the free agent market. He’s probably playing for the vet minimum so I think it’s a low risk move for Pittsburgh. He did look good in limited time last year though.

    Go Steelers!

  3. He should have had a better career.

    The talent is there. The dude just got physically punished.

    It really should make people appreciate more the guys who stay healthy for an entire season.

    This is not an insult to Stevan either. He is a good player, and I am sure he is tough, he has just gotten banged up.

    As part of a stable and a backup to Bell, maybe he can extend the career and still help a good team win some games.

  4. Guy was a beast during the Jaguar beatdown. He had exactly one special teams play. Steelers are smart to sign someone who isn’t even as good as the guys who let Jacksonville clean their clock. This team is moving backwards.

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