This past weekend we saw NFL teams make their final player cuts to get down to the 53-player roster. There were plenty that were expected, a couple that were not and some fan favorites possibly ending their careers with last day cuts.
Even with the cutting of some of players like Reggie Wayne, Matt Cassel (who just resigned with the Bills), Tim Tebow, Montee Ball and Devon Still I think the one that will sting the player the most will be Trent Richardson.
Richardson came out of Alabama rushing for 1,679 yards with another 338 yards receiving not to mention two National Championships in three years. He was ranked as the #1 Running Back going in to the 2012 NFL Draft, seeming almost a lock in the stacked draft.
He was taken in the #3 pick by Cleveland and had a solid first season but after that the wheels came off of the train. He spent a little over one season with Cleveland before getting traded to Indianapolis where he played nearly two season. After being suspended for the AFC Champisonship game he was released by the Colts after the season and picked up by the Oakland Raiders. He struggled and didn’t even make it to the final round of cuts, instead the Raiders cut their ties leaving Richardson as a Free Agent heading in to the 2015 NFL season.
On the positive side any Richardson collectors have their choice of his cards for an amazing deal. There are currently 288 Richardson autographs listed with a total of 10 bids, all under $5, so now would be the time to purchase considering if he does get picked up by another team those prices will rise.
I had high hopes for him and I thought his move to Indy would help him break out of his rut, boy was I wrong. He seems to have problems seeing the holes and making the necessary cuts.