However, sources tell Zenitz that Richardson could still be signed at a later time.
Earlier in the week, Jeff Zrebiec mentioned that it sounds as though there’s “nothing imminent” between the Ravens and Richardson right now, so this shouldn’t come as a big surprise.
A report surfaced last week that the Ravens were likely to sign Richardson to a contract, but the team has since downplayed the situation.
“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.”
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.