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Trent Richardson project not going well with Raiders

Trent Richardson

There have been very few players in the NFL over the past four years that have been more disappointing than Trent Richardson. The former Alabama star and No. 3 overall draft pick was virtually useless in two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, and he may be heading in that direction with the Oakland Raiders.

In his Raiders training camp preview, Vic Tafur of The San Francisco Chronicle reported that third-year running back Latavius Murray should be able to win the starting job. Apparently Richardson is already failing to impress.

“Latavius Murray will get every chance to be the lead running back as whispers are that the Trent Richardson reclamation project is not going so well,” Tafur wrote.

What a shock.

Richardson has averaged 3.3 yards per carry for his career. He showcased a complete inability to hit a hole or pick a running lane during his tenure with the Colts, and Indy undoubtedly regrets giving up a first-round pick to acquire him. Richardson’s career with the Colts ended with a bunch of drama.

Murray, on the other hand, broke out late in the season last year with a few massive runs against the Kansas City Chiefs. He rushed for 112 yards and two touchdowns on just four carries in Week 12 and looked strong down the stretch. There’s no reason to believe Richardson will challenge him for a significant number of carries.

H/T Evan Silva


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