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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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Stevan Ridley rushed three times for -1 yards in the Jets' Week 10 loss to the Bills.
Ridley gave the Bills' defense a breather whenever he checked in for a running-strong Chris Ivory. Ridley's biggest development happened on the final play of the first half, where Zac Stacy fractured his ankle. That leaves Ridley as Ivory's direct backup, and the Jets' No. 2 for however long Bilal Powell (ankle) remains sidelined. Ridley has zero standalone value, but would be an RB2/3 were Ivory to miss time with injury. Nov 13 - 12:29 AM

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Stevan Ridley (knee) is probable for Week 9 against Jacksonville.

Ridley didn't play any snaps in his debut last week. Even with Bilal Powell doubtful, he isn't a lock to have a role behind Chris Ivory.
Nov 6 - 5:51 PM

Stevan Ridley did not record a stat Week 8 against the Raiders.

Ridley was active, but it did not look like he played a single snap in his first game back off the PUP list. Even once he gets back to full health, Ridley is unlikely to have a meaningful role behind early-down workhorse Chris Ivory.
Nov 1 - 8:03 PM

Stevan Ridley (knee) is active Week 8 against the Raiders.

Ridley was activated off the PUP list Friday. He could get some work spelling Chris Ivory on early downs, but Zac Stacy is expected to serve as the third-down back with Bilal Powell inactive. Neither Stacy nor Ridley is a fantasy option this week.
Nov 1 - 2:42 PM

Jets activated RB Stevan Ridley off the PUP list.

Ridley missed the Jets' first six games after tearing his MCL and ACL last year with New England. He is now part of the 53-man roster and will provide between-the-tackles insurance on Chris Ivory, who has dealt with quad and hamstring injuries this season. Ridley is worth a look in 14- and 16-team fantasy leagues as a bench stash. He could become an RB2 if Ivory missed time.
Oct 30 - 3:16 PM

After Friday's practice, Jets coach Todd Bowles described Stevan Ridley (knee, PUP) as "full speed."

Bowles said he is "real comfortable" with Ridley's ACL/MCL recovery, perhaps a sign Ridley could play Sunday at Oakland. The Jets still need to formally activate Ridley to the 53-man roster and cut a player to make room. If that is going to happen, it would likely take place on Saturday.
Oct 30 - 2:45 PM

Jets OC Chan Gailey said Stevan Ridley (knee) has been "running with more confidence."

Ridley is practicing in full for Week 8. "He's looked pretty good to me," Gailey added. It appears Ridley is ready to return from his torn ACL, but it will be to minimal workloads. If he's active, Ridley should be the No. 3 back behind Chris Ivory and Zac Stacy. That's if Bilal Powell (ankle) sits.
Oct 29 - 1:13 PM

Stevan Ridley (knee, PUP) will not be activated this week.

Ridley practiced in full this week, but still isn't 100 percent. The Jets have until Week 10 to activate him. With Bilal Powell out, Zac Stacy will back up Chris Ivory.
Oct 24 - 3:12 PM

Jets OC Chan Gailey said Stevan Ridley's "burst isn't there yet."

Ridley returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since tearing his ACL last year. With Chris Ivory dominating, there's no reason for the Jets to bring Ridley back until he's 100 percent. We wouldn't count on him playing Sunday against New England.
Oct 22 - 1:09 PM

Coach Todd Bowles said there's a chance Stevan Ridley (knee, PUP) plays Sunday against the Patriots.

Ridley is practicing in full and could be activated from PUP this week. He should be close to 100 percent at over a year removed from ACL surgery. Ridley will likely have a change-of-pace role if active.
Oct 21 - 6:34 PM

Stevan Ridley (knee, PUP) resumed practicing Wednesday.

It's his first action of the season after tearing his ACL last year. The Jets now have three weeks to either activate Ridley or shut him down for the rest of the season. Expect him to be available Week 9 or Week 10, but this is Chris Ivory's backfield. Both Bilal Powell and Zac Stacy are also ahead of Ridley.
Oct 21 - 1:35 PM

Jets RB Stevan Ridley (PUP, knee) is expected to don pads at practice this week.

Coach Todd Bowles said Monday that Ridley could "maybe" play in Week 7 against the Patriots, although that still seems like a long shot. Either way, signs suggest Ridley has a realistic chance to play at some point this season. A one-trick-pony power runner, Ridley would be insurance for Chris Ivory.
Oct 19 - 3:58 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Ryan Fitzpatrick
2Geno Smith
3Bryce Petty
RB1Chris Ivory
2Bilal Powell
3Stevan Ridley
GLB1Chris Ivory
2Bilal Powell
3RB1Bilal Powell
2Chris Ivory
FB1Tommy Bohanon
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Quincy Enunwa
3Devin Smith
WR21Eric Decker
2Jeremy Kerley
WR31Quincy Enunwa
TE1Jeff Cumberland
2Kellen Davis
LT1D'Brickashaw Ferguson
2Ben Ijalana
LG1James Carpenter
2Dakota Dozier
C1Nick Mangold
2Wesley Johnson
RG1Brian Winters
RT1Breno Giacomini
2Brent Qvale
K1Randy Bullock