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Ravens Expected To Sign RB Trent Richardson

Update:

Matt Zenitz of AL.com is now reporting that free agent RB Trent Richardson will meet with the Ravens early next week and take a physical for the team.

Ravens HC John Harbaugh confirmed Thursday that they’re in talks with Richardson about a potential opportunity with the team.

We’re talking to him right now,” John Harbaugh said, via the Baltimore Sun. “He seems like a good guy. I’ve talked to him on the phone a new times. (General manager Ozzie Newsome) has all the ties from from Alabama. We’ll see where it goes. It’s in the works. It’s possible. I don’t think it’s finalized yet, but it is a possibility.”

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Matt Zenitz of AL.com reports that the Ravens are expected to sign free agent RB Trent Richardson to a contract, pending a physical.

Last we heard regarding Richardson, he worked out for the Broncos back in December. However, the Broncos didn’t sign him to a contract.

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.