Friday April 1st, 2016

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The Detroit Lions are signing Stevan Ridley, the running back announced Friday on Instagram.

NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports that Ridley’s deal is for one year.

“I can’t be happier for another shot to tote this pill and showcase the gifts I’ve been truly blessed with!” Ridley wrote. “Detroit, I’ve got a suprise (sic) for you this year, I promise. I’m ready to get to work with my new family, so April 18th can’t come soon enough! Lets eat fellas, and this year we want the whole plate!!”

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Ridley, 27, played in eight games last season for the New York Jets, recording 36 carries for 90 yards and no touchdowns. For four seasons prior, Ridley played for the New England Patriots.

In his five-year NFL career, Ridley has amassed 2,907 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns on 685 carries.

A third-round selection by the Patriots in the 2011 draft out of LSU, Ridley sustained two torn ligaments in his knee in 2014.

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