Trent Richardson to Raiders: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

After the Indianapolis Colts signed running back Frank Gore this offseason, they deemed Trent Richardson expendable and promptly cut him. He didn't last long on the market, however, signing a new contract with the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday.

The Raiders made the news official on Twitter:

ESPN's Adam Caplan and CSN California's Scott Bair provided a breakdown of the deal:

The Raiders provided comments from Richardson, who spoke about joining Oakland:

Scott Bair of CSN California and Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle passed along comment from Richardson after the deal:

Richardson also commented on his struggles at the pro level, via Tafur:

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr welcomed Richardson to the team:

Since being selected No. 3 overall in the 2012 NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns, Richardson has been a disappointment. While he had a pretty strong rookie season, rushing for 950 yards and 11 touchdowns, the Browns traded him in 2013 to the Colts for a first-round pick.    

In 29 games with Indianapolis, Richardson rushed for just 977 yards and six touchdowns, averaging a measly 3.1 yards per carry. He looked like a shell of the player who dominated college football during his time at Alabama.

"I was expecting this," Richardson told Mike Wells of after being cut. "It just didn't work out. I'm not saying anything bad about the program, but that program just didn't fit me at all. Me and the GM [Ryan Grigson] didn't see eye to eye. It was a bad marriage for us."

As Bill Williamson of noted, the Raiders may be the last stop for Richardson if he doesn't produce:

Indeed, the young Latavius Murray showed potential last season, so Richardson is going to have to fight for every carry.

Still, if he can show the potential that made him the No. 3 overall pick in the draft, the Raiders coul...

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