Former No. 3 overall pick Trent Richardson is getting another crack at life in the NFL.
The fifth-year running back out of Alabama signed a deal with the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, with hopes that he can get back to into the form that put him atop the running backs in college football several years back.
Reports had previously indicated that Richardson would sign with the Ravens.
Richardson began his career in the AFC North with the Cleveland Browns, where he tallied 950 rushing yards, 367 receiving yards and 12 total touchdowns during his rookie season. His 3.6 yards per carry average, however, was a cause for concern.
After being traded to the Colts in 2013, Richardson’s production went down quickly. He has posted an abysmal 3.3 yards per carry in 46 career games between 2012 and 2014. The Raiders signed him prior to last year’s regular season, but released him after he posted 15 carries for 42 yards.
The 25-year-old Richardson still believes in himself, as noted by Ross Jones of FoxSports.com, saying, “When I get back in this league, they’re going to hate me. They’re going to love me, but they’re going to hate me because I’m going to come back. … And I can’t wait until I get back.”
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