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!!”
New York I hate that I couldn't do more for you this past year, but the opportunity y'all gave me after my injury to do what I love the most.. I can never put a price on. The relationships I've gained with my brothers in New York, as well as developing a sense of true patience will take me much further beyond the game of football. Coach Bowles you truly are a leader of men. The Jets Organization is on the up and coming, and I wish you guys nothing but the best. John Mellody and the Jets training staff were an absolute blessing as well. A1 and arguably the best out there! To the Organization and city of NEW YORK I truly thank you for all the love. But now it's on to Detroit for me! I can't be happier for another shot to tote this pill and showcase the gifts I've been truly blessed with! Detroit, I've got a suprise 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!! #longliveKiDRiD #onlyGOD
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.