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Stevan Ridley | Running Back

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/27/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 220
College: LSU
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ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini believes RB Stevan Ridley (MCL/ACL) will open the season on the reserve/PUP list.
"Ridley's chances of being ready for Week 1 are growing slimmer by the day," Cimini said. Ridley has still not practiced, but reports last week said he was "close" to returning. Cimini apparently does not share that view. Ridley opening on the PUP could open up a roster spot for Zac Stacy. Aug 18 - 10:32 AM

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ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss is told that Jets RB Stevan Ridley (ACL/MCL) "feels great and is close to a return" from the active/PUP list.

The Jets are taking a cautious approach with Ridley coming off two torn knee ligaments, holding him out of practice for the first week-plus of camp. Ridley remains without any known timetable for return. Meanwhile, Chris Ivory has taken hold of the Jets' feature back job and is running away with it.
Source: ESPN Boston
Aug 9 - 9:57 AM

Jets placed RB Stevan Ridley on the active/PUP list.

This was expected after Ridley got in limited work at OTAs. Ridley remains a candidate for reserve/PUP, which would cost him the first six games. Ridley will be 10 months removed from ACL surgery for Week 1.
Jul 29 - 5:20 PM

The Newark Star-Ledger's Dom Cosentino believes there is a reasonable chance Stevan Ridley (ACL) begins the season on the PUP list.

Ridley said earlier this week he is not sure if he will be ready for training camp, and Cosentino "got the sense" the Jets do not know either. With too many limited, early-down backs on the roster already, New York could choose to stash Ridley on PUP to buy enough time to properly assess his health. Ridley will be 10 months removed from ACL surgery when the Jets open their season against the Browns September 13.
Jun 20 - 12:50 PM

Stevan Ridley (ACL) doesn't know if he'll be ready for training camp.

"I really can't predict the future. I'm not going to set myself up for any false hope or say that I'm going to do something that I'm not," Ridley said. "I've just got to make sure that I'm 100 percent healthy, and that when I do hit the field, I'm making an impact." Ridley has been limited to individual drills at OTAs. Seven months removed from ACL surgery, Ridley’s health can’t be counted on for Week 1.
Jun 13 - 9:17 PM

ESPN New York expects Stevan Ridley (knee) to be ready for training camp.

Per reporter Rich Cimini, Ridley has "looked decent" in position drills at OTAs. Ridley has been sitting out team drills. Ridley is still only six months removed from going under the knife to repair his right ACL and MCL.
May 21 - 2:53 PM

Stevan Ridley (knee) is participating in positional drills at Jets' OTAs.

Organized Team Activities are non-contact and extremely academic, so this isn't a huge surprise. Ridley is six months removed from surgery to repair his torn ACL. It's a sign that he'll be ready for the start of training camp.
May 20 - 11:13 AM

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan said Stevan Ridley's ACL/MCL surgery wasn't a major factor in the team's acquisition of RB Zac Stacy.

The Jets are uncertain of Ridley's camp status, so it's hard to believe it didn't at least enter Maccagnan's mind. Neither the Jets nor fantasy owners can be counting on Ridley to avoid the reserve/PUP list. Ridley is five and a half months removed from going under the knife.
May 3 - 3:54 PM

Jets coach Todd Bowles said he isn't sure if Stevan Ridley (knee surgery) will be ready for training camp.

Ridley has already been ruled out for the Jets' offseason program. His status for the start of camp remains up in the air, where he could be competing for a roster spot with Chris Ivory. Ridley's one-year deal contains just $80,000 guaranteed.
Apr 29 - 4:17 PM

The Jets' one-year deal with Stevan Ridley contains just $80,000 guaranteed and has a total value of $1.25 million.

He got (significantly) less guaranteed money than Darren McFadden ($200,000) and Trent Richardson ($600,000). It's not especially surprising for a two-down running back coming off multiple knee ligament tears, but indicates Ridley isn't a lock for the Jets' 53-man roster. As special teamer Bilal Powell has job security and the Jets are fully expected to draft another back, Ridley and Chris Ivory may end up competing for one spot in training camp.
Apr 15 - 10:22 PM

Stevan Ridley (knee surgery) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

Ridley is five months removed from tearing his ACL. The Jets felt comfortable enough with his progress to hand him a one-year deal this past week. It's possible Ridley and Chris Ivory will compete for one roster spot, with the Jets also not ruling out taking a running back in the middle rounds of the draft. Bilal Powell is locked in for his special teams value.
Apr 12 - 9:29 AM

ESPN New York calls Stevan Ridley "another version of Chris Ivory."

It's a fair point. Like Ivory, Ridley is a two-down power back who runs between the tackles and won't contribute much in the passing game. If both stick on the final 53-man roster (and Ridley is back to form off ACL surgery), they'll eat into each other's volume. Bilal Powell, re-signed to a $2 million contract last month, is the only passing back on the roster right now.
Apr 9 - 8:15 AM

Jets signed RB Stevan Ridley to a one-year contract.

Five months removed from ACL surgery, Ridley will attempt to reestablish his value in New York. He should be part of a rotation with Chris Ivory and third-down back Bilal Powell, giving him limited fantasy value. Ridley has averaged 4.1 YPC since breaking out for 1,263 yards in 2012. He reportedly turned down offers from Washington and Miami for a chance to play in Chan Gailey's offense. Ridley is questionable for the start of training camp.
Apr 8 - 7:24 PM

Free agent RB Stevan Ridley (ACL) is visiting the Redskins Tuesday.

In Alfred Morris' first year under Jay Gruden, he averaged a career-worst 4.05 YPC. So it's likely the Redskins are in the market for additional depth at the position, even in the form of runners like Ridley that have very similar skill sets to Alf. When healthy and not fumbling the football, Ridley has shown foundation back ability while plowing through inside runs on early downs and goal-line situations. He previously visited the Jets and Dolphins. Because Ridley is just five months removed from ACL surgery, he won't be expensive. He also would not solve the Redskins' massive need for a passing-down back.
Apr 7 - 7:42 AM

Stevan Ridley's visit with the Dolphins was merely "exploratory," according to the Miami Herald.

It sounds like the Dolphins just wanted to check out his knee. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald said the Dolphins "haven't ruled out" signing Ridley, but it doesn't sound like they're that interested. Ridley rushed for 1,263 yards in 2012 but hasn't come close to matching that. He won't get more than a one-year deal.
Apr 5 - 11:15 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Ryan Fitzpatrick
2Geno Smith
3Matt Flynn
4Bryce Petty
5Josh Johnson
RB1Chris Ivory
2Bilal Powell
3Zac Stacy
4Stevan Ridley
5Daryl Richardson
GLB1Chris Ivory
2Zac Stacy
3RB1Bilal Powell
2Chris Ivory
FB1Tommy Bohanon
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Quincy Enunwa
3Chris Owusu
4Shaq Evans
5T.J. Graham
WR21Eric Decker
2Jeremy Kerley
3Devin Smith
4DeVier Posey
5Saalim Hakim
WR31Quincy Enunwa
TE1Jace Amaro
2Jeff Cumberland
3Kellen Davis
4Wes Saxton
K1Nick Folk