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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

PRO FOOTBALL TALK: RICHARDSON TURNS DOWN CFL


Trent Richardson will not play in Canada after all.

After initially agreeing to play for the Canadian Football League’s Saskatchewan Roughriders for the rest of this season, Richardson has decided not to go north because the contract with the Roughriders would have given the team a 2018 option as well.

Richardson told AL.com that the team option was a sticking point because his goal is to get back to the NFL. If Richardson had taken the contract with the team option, he could have been contractually obligated to remain in the CFL for the 2018 season and unable to play in the NFL until 2019.

Realistically, Richardson getting back to the NFL is a long shot. The Browns and the Colts made him their featured back and he failed in both places, averaging just 3.3 yards a carry in his three NFL seasons. He then failed to make the roster after getting chances in Oakland and Baltimore.

So playing in the CFL may be Richardson’s best hope of getting another professional football job. But that’s not a step Richardson is willing to take just yet.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/08/22/trent-richardson-changes-his-mind-wont-play-in-the-cfl/

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

No player who thinks they still have a shot at the NFL wants to come to Canada.....but this fella maybe should have taken this opportunity as he was such a disappointment in the NFL that he will not get another shot unless he proves himself somewhere and the only somewhere that will give him a shot is up here. That being said he really was not very good at all in the NFL but he still was able to play there for a short time which is more than most can say.

Anonymous said...

Cameron Marshall is doing quite fine, and Greg Morris can be a game breaker. Richardson not needed. Someday, the Riders might get lucky and find another Kory Sheets, but that type of talent only comes around as often as a solar eclipse.

Cap said...

Two things. First, I don't think the Riders need a running back. Second, isn't the second year option only if he returns to CFL? I also have seen many coaches let players out of CFL contracts to give the NFL a shot. If he's basing his not coming to CFL based on the year plus an option he's making a mistake.

Anonymous said...

Good. Tired of the washed up NFL players being trucked up here. Stop beating a dead horse, go do your job of scouting young talent. No. Not that Young! Real talent.

Anonymous said...

Word on the street is that ever since his release Chris Jones has been trying to get in touch with O.J. Simpson.

Anonymous said...

Bahahahaha

Anonymous said...

Uh hate to break it to ya but lots of the "young talent" that gets "scouted" and brought in to the league are "washed up NFL players."

What league have YOU been watching???

This Guy said...

Isn't our run game like 7th in the league?

Anonymous said...

Mr Jones Football Maven is going to have to wait till October, The Juice official release date from the slammer. Than Mr Jones "a genuine Football Guru who's teaching us a better way" going to have wait some more as he gets The Juice a work visa to play in Canada. The Juice a bonofide Hiesman Trophy reciepient and in very good shape, raring to play.

Anonymous said...

No NFL team has picked him up and he doesn't want to sign in Canada. So basically his football career is over.

bdunc said...

I just don't understand some of the comments here...all teams are always adding players during the season, not just Chris Jones...why is it a bad thing to keep adding depth at all positions.