Former Alabama RB Trent Richardson signs with new team
A month later, Trent Richardson has had a change of heart and decided to sign with the Saskatchewan Roughriders after all.
Richardson appeared to finalize a contract with the Canadian Football League team, but the deal hit a snag over contract terms. Matt Zenitz of Al.com reported that Richardson, the third overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, decided not to sign with the Saskatchewan because he would have to sign a one-year contract with a team option for a second, which meant he couldn’t make a potential return to the National Football League until 2019.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed int'l RB, Trent Richardson to the club's roster.#RiderPride pic.twitter.com/CHr1dEhcQD
— Saskatchewan Roughriders (@sskroughriders) September 26, 2017
Richardson’s last NFL team came last year when he was in training camp Baltimore Ravens, but he was released after he suffered a knee injury. Yet he told NFL.com, “I’m not giving up.”
Richardson has rushed for 2,032 yards in his NFL career, which was split between Indianapolis and Cleveland over four seasons, but the last was in 2014.