Harbaugh said that he’s hopes another team doesn’t swoop in and sign Richardson to a contract before their agreement is in place.
However, Harbaugh did say that he’s texted regularly with Richardson and hopes to have a deal in place in a few weeks.
Richardson wound up visiting with the team a few weeks ago, and there was talk that the Ravens were likely to sign him to a contract. Although, it appears as though the Ravens wanted to sort a few things out before giving him another opportunity in the NFL.
It’s likely that if Richardson is signed, he would be given just an opportunity to compete for a roster spot in offseason workouts and training camp.
Richardson, 25, was taken with the No. 3 overall pick by the Browns during the 2012 NFL draft. However, he lasted just over a year in Cleveland before he was traded to the Colts for a first-round pick.
The Raiders elected to sign him to a two-year, $3.85 million contract that included $600,000 guaranteed back in March last year only to release him during roster cuts.
In 2014, he ran for 519 yards on 159 carries (3.3 YPC) to go along with 27 receptions for 229 yards receiving and three touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 29 running back out of 57 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Richardson and the Ravens as the news is available.