Photos: Trent Richardson reaches weight loss goal for Ravens
Trent Richardson has been working really hard to get another chance at the NFL.
And it’s been reported that the Baltimore Ravens are ready to give him that chance— provided he meets their stipulations.
One of those stipulations, which was handed out by Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome, was that he got his weight down under 225 pounds.
According to a fantastic feature story from AL.com’s Matt Zenitz, which you can read in its entirety here, Richardson received that mandate when he worked out for the Ravens at 238 pounds.
On Thursday, Zenitz reports that Richardson had reached 218 pounds just three weeks after meeting with the Ravens.
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) March 26, 2016
He has not yet signed with the Ravens, but things certainly look to be heading in the right direction.
Richardson, who was the No. 3 overall pick in 2012 and flamed out of the league after just three seasons, is hoping to do things differently this time around.
That includes getting back on a disciplined routine like he enjoyed at Alabama.
A couple of snippets from Zenitz’s feature show what he’s learned:
“It’s very easy to get lazy in the NFL — not having everything scheduled and not having everything like at Alabama where it was so structured,” Richardson said. “We had study hall or we had to get a workout in in between classes and had five classes a day. It was just so structured. In the NFL, everything’s on your own.”
“This motivates me even more, motivates me to not let coach Harbaugh down for taking this chance,” Richardson said. “I had to readjust and come back and write my playbook over. If I didn’t, what was I going to get back? The same results? Nah. Just came back, doing what I did to get here and get past here and to get to a Pro Bowl, and I want to be that yellow jacket (a Hall of Famer). I know I’ve got that talent. I know I’ve got that pedigree. And I’m going to be that. That’s what I need. That’s what I’m going to be.”