Trent Richardson said his relationship with the Indianapolis Colts was a “bad marriage” and that he was expecting to be cut. While failing to reach 100 yards rushing in any of the 29 games he played with the franchise was not expected when GM Ryan Grigson gave up a first round pick for the former-Crimson Tide’s services, an impending grievance filed on Richardson’s behalf with the NFLPA won’t surprise anyone.
“I’ll be one of the top running backs from here on out,” Richardson said. “They ruled Marshawn Lynch off in his third year. Look at what he’s doing now. My next stop, I’ll be the starter. I still have my pride and I know who I am.”
Pride and confidence may be one thing, but averaging less than 3.1 yards per carry while wearing the horseshoe never got the job done for Richardson. The underachieving back lost his starting job to Donald Brown in 2013 before entering 2014 as the starter, but as the season wore on Daniel Herron and even former-practice squad player Zurlon Tipton were awarded opportunities while Richardson sat and watched.
Colts waive Trent Richardson. Mistake made. Mistake gone.
— Gregg Doyel (@GreggDoyelStar) March 12, 2015
Richardson was inactive for the Colts playoff win in Denver and after failing to notify the team that he would be late for a walk-through the day before the AFC Championship Game, he was suspended for two games. Language in Richardson’s contract will allow Indianapolis to not pay him $3.1M due to his two-game suspension, but the now-free agent back is expected to file a grievance against the team in an attempt to recoup some of those lost wages.
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