The Indianapolis Colts today made another roster move, signing running back Stevan Ridley.
Ridley visited the Colts on Friday, as the team continues to look for better depth on their roster. He had a very good start to his career, as after being drafted by the New Egland Patriots in the third round of the 2011 Draft he had three good years to start his career. In his second season in 2012, he rushed for 1,263 yards and 12 touchdowns, and he followed it up with 773 yards and ten scores in 2013. The next year, however, he tore his ACL, and he hasn't been the same player since then. He was with the New York Jets in 2015 and then this offseason he signed with the Detroit Lions, though they released him last week. In his career; he has played in 60 games (26 starts) and has rushed for 2,907 yards and 22 touchdowns while averaging 4.2 yards per carry, also adding 27 receptions for 144 yards.
He’s not the same player he once was early in his career before the ACL tear, but if he can regain that form somewhat he could be a solid depth back. The Colts need depth behind Frank Gore, as Robert Turbin, Josh Ferguson, and Jordan Todman are all competing for some of the backup positions.
The move brings the Colts roster back up to 81 players after their ten cuts this morning, meaning that they still will need to cut six players by Tuesday to get down to 75.