Trent Richardson | RB | Indianapolis Colts
Posted: 2/18/2015 12:21am et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson missed the team's walkthrough and flight for the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots. He was suspended two games without pay for not contacting the team prior to his absence. However, sources said his absence was due to serious complications with his girlfriend's pregnancy that could potentially have endangered the life of the child. Richardson rushed her to the hospital Jan. 17, the same day the team left for New England.
Huddle Up: It's only the start of what's sure to be a contentious offseason between T-Rich and Indy, and many see it ending with the two parties parting ways.
Posted: 2/10/2015 11:58pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson needs to be more decisive when he runs, according to New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount. Blount said Richardson needs to find the creases his offensive line gives him and use his size to his advantage.
Huddle Up: Blount's critique is nothing Richardson hasn't heard since the middle of last season, but the former No. 3 overall draft pick simply seems unable to make any adjustments to his game and it appears it will cost him a roster spot in Indy.
Posted: 2/9/2015 2:56pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson developed a rocky relationship with the team last year, and the tension built up over the season because of weight issues, accessibility and an absence, according to multiple sources. Richardson was suspended two games for missing a walk-through. Richardson started the year at 225 pounds, but he ballooned up to 240 pounds later in the year, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Richardson wasn't particularly productive in addition to running afoul of team officials, and it's quite likely the team will find a way to move on from him in the offseason.
Posted: 1/27/2015 1:28pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson's one-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team voided the guarantee of a $3,184,062 salary in 2015.
Huddle Up: Sounds like the perfect out for Indy with the deeply disappointing Richardson having averaged only 3.1 yards per carry in 20 games with the team.
Posted: 1/21/2015 12:44pm et
Updating previous reports, Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson was suspended and deactivated for the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 18.
Huddle Up: Lots of talk regarding Richardson's situation, none of it regarding his on-field performance--because there was none. Richardson missed practices, was reportedly dealing with a family situation, and was also suspended? Despite the cap hit and invested first-round pick there just doesn't seem to be any way Richardson returns to the Colts next season.
Posted: 1/18/2015 1:40pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (personal) did not make the trip to New England for the AFC Championship Game.
Huddle Up: Richardson didn't get a touch in the wild-card win over the Bengals, was inactive during the divisional round and his disastrous run in Indy appears to be over.
Posted: 1/11/2015 4:03pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson has been ruled inactive for the Divisional Round playoff game against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: It seems the Colts have finally given up on their 2013 prize trade acquisition, who's struggled to keep his yards-per-carry average above 3.0 -- let alone make any sort of impact. Meanwhile, RB Michael Hill, a street free agent signed Tuesday, is active for the game and will back up Daniel Herron and Zurlon Tipton.
Posted: 1/8/2015 4:24pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson's role is unclear leading up to the divisional round game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Jan. 11, after he was demoted to third on the depth chart behind RBs Dan Herron and Zurlon Tipton in the team's wild-card playoff win. Richardson only played on one offensive snap last weekend. "We're going to evaluate the situation as we go through the week and we'll know more as we go through the week," head coach Chuck Pagano said.
Huddle Up: While Richardson got regular touches throughout the season despite his less-than-impressive performances, it looks like the Colts have finally soured on the former No. 3 overall pick. Stay far away, no matter how cheap his DFS salary figure may be.
Posted: 1/4/2015 5:32pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (illness) was active for the wild-card playoff game but was held out of the game. Head coach Chuck Pagano said he expects Richardson to play in the Divisional Round playoff game.
Huddle Up: Richardson missed only his second game in two years with the Colts, while rookies Dan Herron (12-56-1) and Zurlon Tipton (11-40) shouldered the load against the Bengals. Herron also led the team with 10 recdeptions for 85 yards and remains the only Indy back you want.
Posted: 1/3/2015 12:48am et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (illness) is listed as questionable for the team's wild-card playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Jan. 4, according to head coach Chuck Pagano. Richardson missed practice Friday, Jan. 2.
Huddle Up: Richardson should be fine by Sunday but rookie Dan Herron will get the majority of the RB work Sunday against Cincy as usual.
Posted: 12/2/2014 9:04pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson won't have his role reduced by head coach Chuck Pagano after RB Dan Herron outplayed Richardson for the second straight week in Week 13 against the Washington Redskins. Herron has run for 153 yards and a touchdown in the last two games, while Richardson has just 54 yards rushing. 'He's a professional, he understands,' Pagano said. 'None of us can ever get away from working at our craft regardless of the circumstance, regardless of adversity, just keep grinding, just keep working, just keep swinging the ax. If he keeps swinging the ax, the tree will fall. If you put the ax down, the tree is never coming down. Just keep chopping wood and good things will happen.'
Huddle Up: From Donald Brown to Ahmad Bradshaw to now Herron, Richardson has been outperformed by just about every back he's played with in Indy, but it's clear the Colts aren't about to give up on the player they dealt a first-round pick for.
Posted: 11/20/2014 6:29pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 20.
Huddle Up: T-Rich should be fine -- the Colts certainly need him to be -- after he sat out Wednesday with a reported illness.
Posted: 10/31/2014 3:25pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) is not on the injury report for Week 9, and should be able to play Monday, Nov. 3.
Huddle Up: Richardson is primed to return after sitting out Week 8 and is a decent low-end RB2/flex option Monday night against the Giants.
Posted: 10/24/2014 4:01pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) has been doing rehab work this week but hasn't practiced. He is listed as questionable could be a game-time decision in Week 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: Indy's late-afternoon kickoff in Pittsburgh on Sunday won't help T-Rich owners, but the RB is a longshot to play in any case given he hasn't practiced at all. Get another back in your lineup now and prepare to leave him there.
Posted: 10/23/2014 4:14pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: That's 2 straight missed practices for the Indy RB, and it's starting to look like Ahmad Bradshaw and Dan Herron will serve as the team's primary backs Sunday in Pittsburgh.
Posted: 10/23/2014 10:16am et
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) said Wednesday, Oct. 22, that he expects to play in the Week 8 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was injured in the second half of the Week 7 win against the Cincinnati Bengals, and could have returned. However, he was held out because the game had already been decided.
Huddle Up: Richardson is still the Colts' volume back, though Ahmad Bradshaw is the more efficient and effective of the tandem.
Posted: 10/22/2014 6:03pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 22.
Huddle Up: Something to keep on the rest of the week after Richardson departed last Sunday's game early with the balky hammy. Dan Herron would spell Ahmad Bradshaw in Week 8 if Richardson is unable to go.
Posted: 8/21/2014 12:07am et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson is off to a slow start in training camp and the preseason, posting just 34 yards in 14 attempts. At 2.4 yards per carry, that's even less than the 2.9 yards per carry he averaged in his disappointing 2014. 'Trent, he needs to answer the bell and do his job to the best of his ability,' general manager Ryan Grigson said Wednesday, Aug. 20.
Huddle Up: Some are saying Richardson looks good this preseason but they must be watching games from his time at Alabama by mistake. Richardson is still dancing behind the line and looks like the same back he has for the last year and a half. He plays in an explosive offense but right now Richardson's big rookie year looks like a lifetime ago
Posted: 7/27/2014 2:28pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson has not been participating in training-camp practices because of a soft-tissue issue, according to head coach Chuck Pagano. Pagano said the team is being careful with Richardson and want him to be 100 percent before he returns to the field.
Huddle Up: With fellow RB Vick Ballard's season already over before it got started, the Colts are counting on a bounce-back season from Richardson more than ever and certainly aren't going to take the chance of aggravating a minor issue in the opening week of camp.
Posted: 7/13/2014 10:39pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson will need to produce right away in the running game if he wants to keep the starting job, because the team will not wait for him to turn things around if RB Ahmad Bradshaw or Vick Ballard are playing well.
Huddle Up: Uh, yeah, there's zero chance a contender such as the Colts will keep giving Richardson start after start if he's averaging anywhere close to the 2.9 yards per carry he averaged a season ago.
Posted: 7/11/2014 5:24pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson has greatly benefitted from extra time spent in the classroom, according to offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton. Hamilton said Richardson will be better this season after facing a tough situation following his trade to Indianapolis.
Huddle Up: Everyone in Indy continues to bend over backwards with optimism regarding Richardson, and maybe things will work out for the former first-round pick this season. Fantasy owners are most definitely viewing him with a 40-pound sack of salt, however.
Posted: 6/25/2014 3:14pm et
The Indianapolis Colts say RB Trent Richardson is relying more on his instincts when running instead of thinking. They believe he can be a three-down back.
Huddle Up: Indy still has to say that, seeing as they gave away a first-round pick to acquire Richardson. We'll see how he holds up through camp in competition with a healthy Ahmad Bradshaw and a healthy Vick Ballard, though at this point he still has to be considered the favorite for carries in the Colts' backfield.
Posted: 6/2/2014 11:58pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson said he's feeling more fluid at organized team activities. He added that timing has helped him better understand how the offense works.
Huddle Up: You may recall that not understanding the offense was one of Richardson's rationales for his struggles last year. So at least he's getting the offense now, which should help.
Posted: 4/24/2014 7:32pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson said after reviewing tape of the 2013 season he thinks he was trying to do too much. 'It's human. But you can't hit the home run. You have to set up your runs,' Richardson said. 'That's one thing, (because of) not having as much success as I've always had, you catch yourself saying, 'I gotta score, I gotta score.' '
Huddle Up: In any case, Richardson is sure to be available at a bargain price in fantasy drafts this summer, and could surprise if he's truly figured things out.
Posted: 4/19/2014 10:37pm et
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said it will be important for RB Trent Richardson to participate in all of the offseason workouts so he can get more comfortable with the offense. 'He wants to be great. He's got all the talent. He's got all the ability. We would have never done what we did if we didn't believe that deep down in our core. So we look for him to have a great offseason and to have a great 2014 campaign,' Pagano said.
Huddle Up: Nice, subtle way for Pagano to emphasize to Richardson that Indy gave up a first-round pick for him and he needs to deliver on that potential. Ahmad Bradshaw and Vick Ballard are around to swipe carries if Richardson doesn't live up to those expectations.