So, they have signed free agent Trent Richardson, who will get a third chance to make it in the NFL, the team announced Tuesday (March 17).
While terms of the deal were not disclosed, the former Alabama star running back will compete with Latavius Murray for the Raiders’ starting running back spot.
Richardson, 24, was selected with third overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns, and just fell short of a 1,000-yard season during his rookie campaign.
The following season, the Indianapolis Colts acquired Richardson via trade for a first-round pick in September 2013, envisioning that he play alongside quarterback Andrew Luck, but it didn’t work out.
Richardson rushed for 977 yards on 316 attempts in 29 games with the Colts… and failed to crack 100 yards rushing in any of those 29 games.