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Colts Release RB Trent Richardson

Colts Release RB Trent Richardson Al Bello/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- The Indianapolis Colts released running back Trent Richardson Thursday.Richardson was traded to the Colts by the Cleveland Browns a few games into the 2013 season. Since then, the former No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 draft has disappointed.During his time with Indianapolis, Richardson played in 29 regular season games, rushing for 977 yards on an average of 3.1 yards-per-carry.Richardson, 23, did nothing for the Colts in their three playoff games last season. After not receiving a carry in the team's wild card win against the Cincinnati Bengals, he was inactive for the following game against the Denver Broncos and the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots. It was later found out that Richardson was actually suspended for two games, the first one being the team's game against the Pats.The Colts have a slew of running backs on their roster: They signed Frank Gore this week, and have Daniel Herron, Zurlon Tipton, and Vick Ballard returning. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

ESPN: RB Mathews Agrees to Deal with Eagles

ESPN: RB Mathews Agrees to Deal with Eagles Donald Miralle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Running back Ryan Mathews has agreed to a three-year, $11.5 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.According to Schefter, the 27-year-old Mathews will receive $5 million guaranteed. Mathews helps take the place of running back LeSean McCoy, who the Eagles officially traded to the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday. Mathews, who the San Diego Chargers selected with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, has played a full 16 game regular season only once during his five years in the league.During his five seasons with the Chargers, Mathews has rushed for 4,061 yards, averaging 4.4 yards per carry, and 23 touchdowns. He's also caught 146 balls, for 1,110 yards and a touchdown.Knee and ankle injuries hampered Mathews last season. He played in eight games, rushing for 330 yards and three touchdowns. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Chris Johnson in Stable Condition After Shooting

Chris Johnson in Stable Condition After Shooting Andy Lyons/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former New York Jets and Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson is in stable condition after being shot in the shoulder during a drive-by that occurred at 4 a.m. Sunday in Orlando, Florida, according to police. According to a police report, deputies arrived at the scene to find a Jeep with one deceased man and two others with gunshot wounds on the sidewalk. The victims said an unknown vehicle pulled up beside them at a red light and opened fire. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris and everyone impacted by this tragic event," the Jets said in a statement. Chris Johnson is set to become a free agent Tuesday. After one season with the Jets, the team declined to exercise an option for 2015, setting him free.  Johnson will look for work elsewhere next season. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Cardinals Place Andre Ellington on IR

Cardinals Place Andre Ellington on IR Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(GLENDALE, Ariz.) -- The Arizona Cardinals have lost another offensive weapon.Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians told reporters that running back Andre Ellington will have surgery Monday to repair a sports hernia. Ellington has been placed on the injured reserve.The news of Ellington's injury comes just weeks after the team lost starting quarterback Carson Palmer for the season with a torn ACL.Ellington played in 12 games this season, gaining 1,055 all-purpose yards while scoring five touchdowns.Second-year back Kerwynn Williams is expected to get the bulk of the carries with Ellington out. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Blount Is a Patriot Again

Blount Is a Patriot Again Jim Rogash/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Running back LeGarrette Blount is a New England Patriot again.After being cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday, Blount signed with the Patriots Thursday, the team he played for last season.ESPN reports the deal is for two years, is worth the veteran's minimum, and comes with incentives.The 27-year-old Blount was released by the Steelers the day after he left the field -- before the team's Monday night game versus the Titans ended. Reportedly Blount was mad because he didn't receive any carries in the game. He then went unclaimed on waivers.Blount played a big role in the Patriots making the AFC Championship game last season. He ran for 166 yards and four touchdowns in the team's AFC Divisional playoff win over the Indianapolis Colts.Blount has played in 10 games this season rushing for 266 yards on 65 carries and two touchdowns.The Patriots released defensive lineman Casey Walker to open up a roster spot for Blount. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Vikings Place Peterson on Exempt List

Vikings Place Peterson on Exempt List Tom Dahlin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Minnesota Vikings have announced that Adrian Peterson has been placed on the NFL’s Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission list and will not play this Sunday. The decision comes after the team announced earlier this week that it was reinstating him while the legal process involving charges of child abuse against the running back proceeded.The Vikings now say Peterson will not be allowed to participate in any team activities until his legal matters are behind him.The Vikings issued the following statement: “This has been an ongoing and deliberate process since last Friday’s news. In conversations with the NFL over the last two days, the Vikings advised the League of the team’s decision to revisit the situation regarding Adrian Peterson.  In response, the League informed the team of the option to place Adrian on the Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission list, which will require that Adrian remain away from all team activities while allowing him to take care of his personal situation until the legal proceedings are resolved. After giving the situation additional thought, we have decided this is the appropriate course of action for the organization and for Adrian.” The statement continues: "We are always focused on trying to make the right decision as an organization. We embrace our role - and the responsibilities that go with it – as a leader in the community, as a business partner and as an organization that can build bridges with our fans and positively impact this great region. We appreciate and value the input we have received from our fans, our partners and the community. While we were trying to make a balanced decision yesterday, after further reflection we have concluded that this resolution is best for the Vikings and for Adrian. We want to be clear: we have a strong stance regarding the protection and welfare of children, and we want to be sure we get this right. At the same time we want to express our support for Adrian and acknowledge his seven-plus years of outstanding commitment to this organization and this community. Adrian emphasized his desire to avoid further distraction to his teammates and coaches while focusing on his current situation; this resolution accomplishes these objectives as well. We will support Adrian during this legal and personal process, but we firmly believe and realize this is the right decision. We hope that all of our fans can respect the process that we have gone through to reach this final decision." The statement is signed by team owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf. More ABC news videos | Latest world news Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

ESPN: Colts RB Ballard Tears Achilles Tendon

ESPN: Colts RB Ballard Tears Achilles Tendon Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(ANDERSON, Ind.) -- Indianapolis Colts running back Vick Ballard tore his left Achilles tendon, according to ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen. Ballard was injured Friday at training camp when trying to catch a ball during a non-contact drill and had to leave the field on a golf cart. "When you see someone like Vick Ballard go down who's worked so hard to get back, it's tough, but it happens," Colts owner Jim Irsay said. "As soon as you get to camp, those things happen. He's still young, and he's got a full career ahead of him, so we have to do an MRI and see exactly what it is and then go from there. But you really hope to not hear any of that kind of news." Ballard only played in one game last season after tearing his right ACL in September. With Ballard gone, Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw will compete for the starting running back position. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Giants Running Back David Wilson Out for Thursday’s Game Versus Bears

Giants Running Back David Wilson Out for Thursday’s Game Versus Bears Wesley Hitt/Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) -- Running back David Wilson will not play for the New York Giants Thursday night against the Chicago Bears, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin announced Tuesday. Wilson left last weekend's game against ...

Willis McGahee Signs with Browns

Willis McGahee Signs with BrownsScott Cunningham/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Browns already have a replacement for Trent Richardson. The Cleveland Browns signed veteran running back Willis McGahee after he passed a physical Thursday, just a day after the team traded away starting r...

RB James Starks Will Start Sunday for the Packers

RB James Starks Will Start Sunday for the PackersNational Football League(GREEN BAY, Wis.) -- After becoming the first Packer to rush for over 100 yards since 2010, James Starks was named the Green Bay Packers starting running back for the team's game in Cincinnati Sunday. The fourth-year running bac...

Brandon Jacobs Back with the Giants

Brandon Jacobs Back with the Giants Al Bello/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New York Giants signed running back Brandon Jacobs to a one-year deal Tuesday, according to ESPN. After second-year running back David Wilson fumbled twice in the team's loss to the Cowboys Sunday, the Giants d...

Tomlin Says Redman to Start at Running Back Week 1

Tomlin Says Redman to Start at Running Back Week 1 Pittsburgh Steelers/NFL(PITTSBURGH) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers' number one running back job has been decided on...for now. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Isaac Redman will begin the season as  the starter. "We know what Isaac...

Felix Jones Traded to Steelers

Felix Jones Traded to Steelers Tom Pennington/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers traded linebacker Adrian Robinson to the Philadelphia Eagles for running back Felix Jones Friday. With rookie running back Le' Veon Bell expected to miss 6-8 weeks with a mid-foot ...

Arian Foster Done for the Rest of OTAs

Arian Foster Done for the Rest of OTAs Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Houston Texans running back Arian Foster will miss the rest of the Texans' organized team activities after straining his right calf Tuesday.“He’s on crutches for a couple days," Texans coach Gar...

Leon Washington Now a Patriot

Leon Washington Now a PatriotKent Nishimura/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New England Patriots agreed to a one-year deal with running back/kick return specialist Leon Washington on Thursday. The 30-year-old Washington played for Seattle last season and is heading into his eighth N...

Shonn Greene Agrees to Join Titans

Shonn Greene Agrees to Join TitansNFL via Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- The Tennessee Titans now have two 1,000 yard rushers in their backfield. The Titans agreed to a three-year, $10 million deal with running back Shonn Greene Wednesday, according to ESPN. “He is a nice comp...

Adrian Peterson Wins NFL MVP

Adrian Peterson Wins NFL MVPScott Halleran/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson won the 2012 NFL Most Valuable Player Award Saturday night in New Orleans. Peterson, who had major knee surgery a little over a year ago, rushed for 2,097 yards,...

Michigan States Le’Veon Bell Will Enter NFL Draft

Michigan States Le’Veon Bell Will Enter NFL DraftChristian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Michigan State junior running back Le'Veon Bell has declared for the NFL draft.The 6-foot-2, 237-pound Bell rushed for 1,793 yards and 12 touchdowns this season.Bell tweeted, "As hard as it was to leave spar...

Steelers Suspend Mendenhall for One Game

Steelers Suspend Mendenhall for One GameJustin K. Aller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have suspended running back Rashard Mendenhall for one game for conduct detrimental to the team.According the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, the 25-year-old Mendenhall did not show up for la...

Darren Sproles has Hand Surgery

Darren Sproles has Hand SurgeryTom Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images(METAIRIE, La.) -- New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles had surgery to repair his broken hand and will miss Monday's game versus the Philadelphia Eagles. Sproles, who last season set the NFL record with ...
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