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Trent Richardson

Running Back  Saskatchewan Roughriders

STATUS:  Out   INJURY TYPE:  Lower Body   EST. RETURN  5/20/2018
Height:   5' 9''   Weight:   230

November 17, 2017    Trent Richardson News

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Richardson (lower body) will not be available for Sunday's game against the Argonauts, Rod Pedersen of the Saskatchewan Roughriders reports.

This will miss a third straight game due to his lower-body injury, which forces Kienan LaFrance and Marcus Thigpen into bigger roles for this weekend's contest. There still has been no word on a timeline for Richardson, so it's up in the air as to whether he'd be able to play next Sunday in the Grey Cup, were the Roughriders to defeat Toronto.

Trent Richardson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

November 11, 2017

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Richardson (lower body) will not play during Sunday's playoff game against Ottawa.

Richardson has been dealing with some sort of foot injury for the last couple weeks, and it will cost him a chance to play during the East Semi-Final this weekend. In his place, Kienan LaFrance and Marcus Thigpen are listed as the top two running backs on the team's depth chart, respectively.

November 8, 2017

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Richardson (lower body) participated in practice Wednesday.

Richardson was seen wearing a walking boot earlier in the week, but it appears that was a precautionary measure as he was able to participate in Wednesday's practice. The team has yet to say whether or not he'll be ready for Sunday's playoff game against Ottawa, but Richardson looks to be headed in the right direction. Richardson has started four games for Saskatchewan this season, over which he's rushed 48 times for 259 yards and two touchdowns.

November 7, 2017

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Richardson is dealing with a lower-body injury, 3DownNation reports.

It's not clear exactly what type of setback Richardson is dealing with, but he has been wearing a walking boot the last couple weeks, so it would seem he is dealing with some sort of lower-leg injury. The injury leaves Richardson's availability uncertain for Saskatchewan's playoff opener Sunday, but the report indicates the walking boot is being used as a precaution, so there is reason to believe he will be able to suit up.

October 31, 2017

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Richardson has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Eskimos, Rod Pedersen of 620 CKRM reports.

There has been no word of any injury at this point, so it appears Richardson will be simply rested for the regular-season finale with a playoff berth already locked up. The Roughriders will also be without Naaman Roosevelt (undisclosed) and Cameron Marshall (knee), so Marcus Thigpen could be in line for some increased touches.

October 28, 2017

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Richardson carried the ball 20 times for 127 yards and two touchdowns in Friday's 37-12 win over the Alouettes.

He also added one catch for 13 yards. While the Riders split snaps between their two quarterbacks in an effort to sort out the situation under center heading into the playoffs, Richardson provided the offense with all the stability it would need. If Cameron Mitchell (knee) and Kienan LaFrance (undisclosed) remain sidelined for the regular-season finale next Saturday against Edmonton, Richardson could once again be poised for a big workload and a big performance.

October 25, 2017

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Richardson will be the lead running back for Friday's game against the Alouettes, Lee Jones of CTV Regina reports.

Head coach Chris Jones stated that running back Cameron Marshall (knee) will not suit up for Friday's game, which will lead to a greater workload for Richardson. Recently, he's been set in a reserve role -- accumulating 112 rushing yards over the past two games on 23 carries -- but he will likely record more attempts during the team's last couple games as Marshall looks to get healthy before the playoffs begin.

October 21, 2017

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Richardson carried the ball nine times for 52 yards in Friday's 30-7 win over the Stampeders.

Cameron Marshall got the start in the backfield in his return from a knee injury, but Richardson was once again the Riders' most effective runner in terms of YPC. With two regular-season games left on the schedule it remains to be seen how the team will divide up touches in their backfield going forward, but if Richardson doesn't consistently get double-digit carries it will be tough for him to produce useful fantasy numbers.

October 14, 2017

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Richardson carried the ball 14 times for 60 yards and added one catch for two yards in Friday's 33-32 loss to the Redblacks.

While he didn't start, the former NFL star ended up leading Saskatchewan in carries and rushing yards on the night. Richardson could officially take over the starting RB role for the 'Riders as soon as next Friday's game in Calgary. giving him some intriguing upside for the final three games of the season.

October 12, 2017

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Richardson was listed as the No. 2 running back on the depth chart for Friday's game against the Redblacks, Ian Hamilton of Riderville.com reports.

Richardson tallied five carries for 20 yards during his first CFL contest against Toronto on Saturday, and will likely see an even bigger role this week, although he was seemingly demoted by the team's depth chart. He will likely continue to be eased in the offense, while Kienan LaFrance takes over as the lead back for Friday's matchup.

October 8, 2017

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Richardson carried five times for 20 yards in Saturday's 27-24 win over the Argonauts.

Making his first appearance in a professional regular-season game since 2014, the former NFL first-round pick saw only modest action despite being listed atop the running back depth chart coming into the contest. Richardson did look reasonably effective after such a long layoff, and now that he's broken the ice with respect to getting back on the field, he's likely to see an increased profile in the Roughriders offense for the balance of the campaign. However, backfield mate Kienan LaFrance is also projected to continue seeing some touches as well, with the exact division of labor potentially varying week to week.

October 6, 2017

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Richardson was listed as the top running back on the Roughriders' depth chart ahead of Saturday's game against the Argonauts.

Richardson will immediately step in and receive a fair share of the carries for his first game in the league. As a result, Kienan LaFrance will see his workload reduce during Saturday's contest, as he slides to the No. 2 spot on the depth chart.

October 3, 2017

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Richardson will get his first opportunity to see the field this Saturday against the Toronto Argonauts, CFL.ca reports.

Coach Chris Jones originally said that Richardson wouldn't see action until he was in "CFL shape", however it appears as though he's achieved this feat, and will make his debut against the Argos.

September 26, 2017

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Richardson won't see game action until coach Chris Jones determines that he's in "CFL shape", Rod Pedersen of 620 CKRM reports.

While "CFL shape" may be somewhat subjective, Richardson apparently needs to put in more work before taking the field for the team he recently signed with. As a result, Kienan LaFrance and Greg Morris will probably handle all the carries for the Roughriders in the immediate future.

September 26, 2017

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Richardson signed with the Roughriders on Tuesday.

Richardson last saw the football field in 2014 for the Colts, where he carried the ball 159 times for 519 yards and three touchdowns. The former No. 3 overall pick's biggest knock has always been his poor yards per carry average, but he still could be effective in short yardage situations if not as a bell cow back.