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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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The Newark Star-Ledger's Darryl Slater said Jets RB Stevan Ridley (PUP, knee) "does not appear on the verge of being game-ready."
Ridley is eligible to start practicing in two weeks, but it does not sound like he will be ready. The Jets will have 21 days to activate Ridley once he begins practicing, but they have to activate him before Week 12 or he will spend the entire season on PUP. Slater's comments make it sound like Ridley could be sidelined the entire year. Ridley shredded his MCL and ACL last November. Oct 10 - 10:55 AM

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Jets placed RB Stevan Ridley (knee) on the reserve/PUP list.

ESPN New York reported Thursday that Ridley would "probably say he's ready to roll," but the Jets have decided he'll be more valuable as a midseason replacement with seven more weeks of rehab under his belt. Chris Ivory begins the season with a stranglehold on No. 1 duties, with Zac Stacy and Bilal Powell fighting for scraps. How Ivory fares will determine what sort of role Ridley has upon his return. He's not worth stashing in re-draft leagues.
Sep 5 - 2:06 PM

ESPN New York expects Stevan Ridley (knee) to begin the season on the reserve/PUP list.

Coach Todd Bowles hinted as such on Tuesday. Per reporter Rich Cimini, Ridley would "probably would say he's ready to roll," but the Jets are "slow-playing" his return. Ridley could become an anticipated mid-season reinforcement if Chris Ivory and Zac Stacy falter.
Sep 3 - 3:37 PM

Jets coach Todd Bowles hinted that RB Stevan Ridley (knee) will begin the season on the reserve/PUP list.

"We have some quality running backs right now, and they’re all playing good," Bowles said, "so Ridley can take his time and get healthy." Ridley opening the season on the PUP should open a roster spot for Zac Stacy.
Sep 1 - 8:54 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Ryan Fitzpatrick
2Geno Smith
3Bryce Petty
RB1Chris Ivory
2Bilal Powell
3Zac Stacy
4Stevan Ridley
GLB1Chris Ivory
2Zac Stacy
3RB1Bilal Powell
2Chris Ivory
FB1Tommy Bohanon
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Quincy Enunwa
3Devin Smith
WR21Eric Decker
2Jeremy Kerley
3Chris Owusu
WR31Quincy Enunwa
TE1Jeff Cumberland
2Kellen Davis
LT1D'Brickashaw Ferguson
2Ben Ijalana
LG1James Carpenter
2Dakota Dozier
C1Nick Mangold
RG1Willie Colon
2Brian Winters
3Jarvis Harrison
RT1Breno Giacomini
2Brent Qvale
K1Nick Folk