Trent Richardson cut by the Colts

AFC South Update

The Indianapolis Colts decided to cut their losses and release former third overall pick in the 2012 draft Trent Richardson. Drafted by the Browns, limited success and a change in Cleveland’s front office prompted the Browns to trade him to the Colts, netting the Browns a first round pick during the 2013 season. Many believed the change in scenery and playing with Andrew Luck would rejuvenate his career but with a pathetic 3.0 yards per carry in Indianapolis the book has finally been closed on this chapter. Richardson’s release does not come as a surprise to CPGM as he was mentioned as one of the most disappointing players in 2014.

The language in Richardson’s contract allowed the Colts to avoid paying Richardson’s $3.1 million salary for next season because of a two-game suspension he faced for missing a walk thru to be with his pregnant wife. A grievance to recoup some or all of Richardson’s salary will likely be filed. Richardson is now free to sign with any team but with his weight issue, lack of production, and reported tardiness to team meetings there probably won’t be many teams lining up to sign him.