The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent running back Stevan Ridley.
Ridley, 5-11, 220 pounds, has played in 60 career NFL games (26 starts) and totaled 685 carries for 2,907 yards (4.2 avg.) and 22 touchdowns in his time with the New York Jets (2015) and the New England Patriots (2011-14). He has also registered 27 receptions for 144 yards and seven kickoff returns for 152 yards. Ridley has seen action in five postseason contests (one start) and tallied 56 rushes for 242 yards (4.3 avg.) and three touchdowns and two receptions for 17 yards. He was a member of New England’s Super Bowl XLIX winning team.
In 2015, Ridley played in eight games (one start) for the Jets and compiled 36 carries for 90 yards and caught four passes. Prior to New York, he appeared in 52 games (25 starts) with the Patriots and finished with 649 rushes for 2,817 yards and 22 touchdowns. Ridley also caught 23 passes for 142 yards and had seven kickoff returns for 152 yards. He saw action in five postseason contests (one start) and tallied 56 carries for 242 yards and three touchdowns and two receptions for 17 yards. Ridley was originally selected by the Patriots in the third round (73rd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft out of LSU.
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