Ravens waive offseason pickup Trent Richardson, former No. 3 pick

ByJamison Hensley ESPN logo
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens waived running back Trent Richardson, which might have been the former first-round pick's last opportunity to return to the NFL.

Richardson, 26, the No. 3 overall pick of the 2012 draft, has been on four teams in the last four seasons and has not played in the league since 2014. His career average is 3.3 yards per carry.

Despite bouncing around from Cleveland to Indianapolis to Oakland, Richardson was confident in his chance to get his career back on track. In June, Richardson said his story would end by "putting on a yellow jacket," referring to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Still, Richardson lasted only three months with the Ravens because of the same conditioning and injury issues that have marred his career. A hamstring injury sidelined him for the first week of offseason workouts and a knee scope caused him to start training camp on the physically unable to perform list.

Richardson was always considered a long shot to make the Ravens. Baltimore has quality depth at running back with Justin Forsett, Buck Allen, Terrance West, Kenneth Dixon and Lorenzo Taliaferro.

The Ravens filled Richardson's spot by signing wide receiver Chuck Jacobs.