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Stevan Ridley | Running Back | #22

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/27/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 220
College: LSU
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 3 (73) / NE
Contract: view contract details

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ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss thinks it is unlikely impending free agent Stevan Ridley returns to New England.
The Patriots need running back help, and Ridley was drafted by and had his best seasons in New England. The pair divorced for a reason last offseason, however, and an unsuccessful stint with the Jets likely did not change Ridley's opinion on his potential workload with the Patriots. Ridley will likely find a cold market in a loaded running back class, but a reunion remains unlikely. Feb 6 - 9:27 AM
Source: ESPN

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Stevan Ridley rushed nine times for 29 yards and caught 2-of-2 targets for a net gain of zero in the Jets' Week 17 loss to Buffalo.

Ridley surprisingly operated as the Jets' lead back in Sunday's season finale with Chris Ivory apparently less than 100 percent and Bilal Powell inactive. Ridley was ineffective, failing to find any running room against the Bills. Ridley spent most of 2015 as New York's third-stringer behind Ivory and Powell. An impending free agent, Ridley will turn 27 later this month.
Jan 3 - 4:23 PM

Stevan Ridley rushed six times for 23 yards Week 14 against the Titans.

Ridley spelled Chris Ivory in the second quarter and finished the first half with four carries, but Ivory dominated work as the Jets ran down the clock late in the game. Ridley had one nice run and looked healthy, but he would need an injury to Ivory to have any fantasy value.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 04:42:00 PM

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.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 12:29:00 AM

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.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 05:51:00 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.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 08:03:00 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.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 02:42:00 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.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 03:16:00 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.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 02:45:00 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.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 01:13:00 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.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 03:12:00 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.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 01:09:00 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.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 06:34:00 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.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 01:35:00 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.
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 03:58:00 PM

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