The Oakland Raiders announced the signing of RB Trent Richardson on Tuesday.
- Rand Getlin reports that Richardson will receive a two-year contract worth $3.9 million from the Raiders.
- According to Getlin, the contract can top out at roughly $8 million based on incentives.
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- Bill Williamson confirms that Richardson and the Raiders are in the final stages of finalizing a contract.
The Colts placed Richardson on waivers last week, and there was some talk that the Titans could have some interest in him. However, it looks like the Raiders moved quickly to get him under contract.
Oakland had shown interest in RB DeMarco Murray, so they were clearly in the market to add some depth to their backfield.
Richardson, 24, has been a huge bust since the Browns in return for the former No. 3 overall pick back in 2012.
Cleveland was smart to get a first-round pick for him after just one year in the league. Although, that pick was used on QB Johnny Manziel, so the jury’s still out on whether they’ll actually recoup any value from that pick.
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.