Raiders RB Jalen Richard Designated To Return From IR

According to Paul Gutierrez, the Raiders designated RB Jalen Richard to return from the injured reserve on Thursday. 

Jalen Richard

This opens a 21-day window for Richard to practice with the team before being activated. 

Richard, 27, signed on with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Southern Miss back in 2016. He played out the final year of his three-year, $1,620,000 contract through 2018. 

The Raiders tendered him a contract as a restricted free agent in 2019 and re-signed him to a two-year, $7 million contract in February of last year. He’s in the final year of his contract.

In 2020, Richard appeared in 13 games and recorded 22 rushing attempts for 123 yards (5.6 YPC) and one touchdown, to go along with 19 receptions for 138 yards (7.3 YPC) and no touchdowns and one lost fumble. He also recorded 240 yards as Las Vegas’ kickoff return specialist. 

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