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Stevan Ridley | Running Back | #4

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/27/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 220
College: LSU
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 3 (73) / NE
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Broncos signed RB Stevan Ridley to a one-year contract.
The Broncos needed a camp body with Devontae Booker (wrist) sidelined. Simply not the same player since tearing his ACL in 2014, Denver will be Ridley's fifth team since he wasn't re-signed by the Patriots. He won't make the 53-man roster. Jul 27 - 5:00 PM

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Free agent RB Stevan Ridley worked out for the Jets.

A Jet in 2015, 28-year-old Ridley was on the Falcons' active roster for one game last season. He simply hasn't been the same since tearing his ACL in 2014.
May 11 - 1:14 PM

Free agent RB Stevan Ridley worked out for the Seahawks on Tuesday.

As did Jonas Gray, LaMichael James, Dominique Williams and Boom Herron. The Seahawks need a back in the worst way with Thomas Rawls re-joining their parade of injured runners. Ridley spent a month on the Falcons' 53-man roster earlier this season.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 05:42:00 PM

Falcons waived RB Stevan Ridley.

With Tevin Coleman back healthy, Ridley is no longer needed as depth. He played three snaps for Atlanta, rushing three times for seven yards. Ridley, 28 in January, is very close to falling completely out of the league.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 01:22:00 PM

Falcons signed RB Stevan Ridley.

RB Terron Ward has also been promoted from the practice squad. It means Tevin Coleman (hamstring) is going to miss Sunday's game against the Packers. Ridley couldn't crack the Colts' wafer-thin running back corps this summer, and is unlikely to see a touch behind Devonta Freeman this weekend.
Tue, Oct 25, 2016 04:34:00 PM

Colts released RB Stevan Ridley.

Ridley lasted all of six days with the Colts, but it is possible he is brought back after veteran salaries guarantee Week 1. Ridley's release is theoretically good news for undrafted rookie Josh Ferguson, although he could still lose his roster spot to Robert Turbin and Jordan Todman.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 12:18:00 PM

Colts signed RB Stevan Ridley.

It's an acknowledgment of how desperately little the Colts have behind 33-year-old starter Frank Gore. Ridley couldn't beat out Zach Zenner in Detroit, and was cut after taking the ball nine times for 27 yards (3.0 YPC) in two preseason games. We'd say he doesn't have good roster odds, but his "competition" is Bob Turbin, Jordan Todman and Josh Ferguson. There's a decent chance he'll crack Indy's dilapidated running back corps.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 01:13:00 PM

The Colts are hosting free agent RB Stevan Ridley for a visit.

The Colts are desperate for running back depth, where career JAG Bob Turbin is currently the favorite for No. 2 duties behind Frank Gore. Josh Ferguson has fallen onto the roster bubble, while Jordan Todman never seems to be able to nail down an NFL home. Ridley, 27, probably isn't the answer. He has looked washed up in stints with the Jets and Lions since a 2014 ACL tear.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 02:07:00 PM

Lions released RB Stevan Ridley.

The writing was on the wall after Ridley played behind Zach Zenner, George Winn, and rookie Dwayne Washington this preseason. By releasing him now, the Lions have at least given Ridley a shot to latch on somewhere else -- and perhaps offset some of the $250,000 guaranteed they owe him -- but he has not proven to be an effective back since shredding his knee in 2014. The 27-year-old could be nearing the end. With Ridley gone, Zenner is now locked in as the big-back complement to Ameer Abdullah.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 09:00:00 AM

Stevan Ridley earned 14 yards on five carries and caught his lone target for five yards Friday in the Lions’ preseason win over the Steelers.

Ridley was the fourth Lions running back to see the field after Theo Riddick, Zach Zenner and George Winn. It was a pedestrian effort for Ridley, who managed a long run of just six yards. Ridley will have to do better than that if he wants to leapfrog Zenner for No. 3 duties this year behind starter Ameer Abdullah and Riddick, who will serve as the Lions’ passing-down back.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 10:25:00 PM

MLive.com believes Lions RB Stevan Ridley is ahead of Zach Zenner for No. 3 duties.

This was the Lions' official website's guess last month, and that's how it's playing out through the first week of camp. The winner could serve as the "big back" behind Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick, but Abdullah still has a chance to claim most early downs to himself. Neither Ridley nor Zenner is likely to have fantasy value this season.
Source: MLive.com
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 07:11:00 PM

Lions team reporter Tim Twentyman considers Stevan Ridley the favorite for Detroit's No. 3 running back spot.

Twentyman sees Ridley as a change-of-pace back behind Ameer Abdullah and passing-down specialist Theo Riddick. Of course, that's if he can stay healthy. Ridley looked sluggish last year in his first season back from an ACL tear and missed most of the Lions' offseason program for undisclosed reasons. Ridley has to hold off Zach Zenner, George Winn and rookie Dwayne Washington.
Sun, Jul 17, 2016 10:46:00 AM

Lions RB Stevan Ridley (undisclosed) missed most of the offseason program.

Following a 2014 ACL tear, Ridley struggled to regain full health with the Jets last season, managing just 90 yards on 36 carries. The fact that he is not 100 percent healthy this spring certainly sends up red flags, but it is not clear if this absence is even related to his knee. If healthy, Ridley will compete with Zach Zenner for the big-back role.
Source: MLive.com
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 10:22:00 AM

Newly-signed Lions RB Stevan Ridley believes his "best years" are ahead of him.

"So I’m really excited about an opportunity just to come in here and do what I did in New England for four years," Ridley said, "and that was to hold down the early downs and to get the short-yardage carries or get the goal-line carries." Ridley spent a lost season with the Jets rehabbing from a 2014 torn ACL. Now close to full health and only 27, he will attempt to get his career back on track in Detroit. He'll compete with Zach Zenner for the "big-back" role.
Thu, Apr 7, 2016 10:39:00 AM

Lions signed RB Stevan Ridley, formerly of the Jets, to a one-year contract.

The Lions were the only team he visited in free agency. Ridley missed eight games last season while recovering from a torn ACL. Even when Ridley played he was ineffective, averaging a career-worst 2.5 yards per carry. The 27-year-old has never been a big contributor in the passing game (just 27 catches in 60 NFL appearances) but he still has some power and could challenge Ameer Abdullah and Zach Zenner for early-down work. Ridley's relationship with GM and former Patriots scouting director Bob Quinn likely played a role in his decision.
Fri, Apr 1, 2016 01:42:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Trevor Siemian
2Paxton Lynch
3Kyle Sloter
4Chad Kelly
RB1C.J. Anderson
2Jamaal Charles
3Devontae Booker
4De'Angelo Henderson
5Stevan Ridley
GLB1C.J. Anderson
2Devontae Booker
3RB1C.J. Anderson
2Jamaal Charles
FB1Andy Janovich
2Juwan Thompson
WR11Demaryius Thomas
2Jordan Taylor
3Cody Latimer
4Marlon Brown
5Isaiah McKenzie
WR21Emmanuel Sanders
2Bennie Fowler
3Carlos Henderson
4Hunter Sharp
5Kalif Raymond
WR31Bennie Fowler
TE1Virgil Green
2AJ Derby
3Jeff Heuerman
4Jake Butt
5Austin Traylor
LT1Ty Sambrailo
2Garett Bolles
3Elijah Wilkinson
LG1Max Garcia
2Allen Barbre
3Cameron Hunt
C1Matt Paradis
2Connor McGovern
3Dillon Day
RG1Ronald Leary
2Michael Schofield
3Billy Turner
4Cameron Hunt
RT1Menelik Watson
2Donald Stephenson
3Justin Murray
K1Brandon McManus