It looks like one of the biggest Draft busts in NFL history is getting yet another shot… in Canada.
According to Ian Rapoport, former Alabama running back Trent Richardson will be signing with the Saskatchewan Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League. Richardson was last with the Baltimore Ravens during the 2016 preseason.
It had been reported before that Richardson was going to Saskatchewan, but that report was disputed as Richardson hoped to still get an NFL deal. It doesn’t look like those dreams came true.
Richardson has not played in an NFL regular season game since 2014. The former No. 3 overall pick of the 2012 Draft originally rushed for almost 1,000 yards in his rookie year with Cleveland. However, he was then traded to the Colts for a first-round pick in 2013, and Richardson hasn’t been the same player ever since.
At Alabama, Richardson seemed poised to become a star in the NFL, winning two national championships. In 2011, Richardson rushed for 1,679 (5.9 YPC) and 21 touchdowns en route to being named a unanimous first-team All American.