CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders Suspend RB Trent Richardson


On Sunday, the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL announced (per Darrell Romuld) that they’ve suspended three players including former Browns and Colts RB Trent Richardson before the start of training camp.

Last week, Roughriders HC Chris Jones said that he doesn’t think Richardson will be with the team for the start of training camp.

“I don’t think so, no,” Jones said, via “Right now Trent’s got some situations going on at home so we’ll just have to see where that goes.

The Roughriders signed Richardson to a contract last September and he went on to appear in four games and rush for 259 yards on 48 carries (5.4 YPC) to go along with one reception for two yards and two total touchdowns.

Richardson, 27, was taken with the No. 3 overall pick by the Browns in 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 2015 only to release him during roster cuts.

Richardson worked out for the Ravens a few years ago but had to get in shape before the team later signed him to a one-year deal worth $675,000. However, he was waived soon after.

Richardson sat out two seasons before signing on with the Roughriders last year.

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.

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