Colts RB Trent Richardson not traveling to AFC Championship Game

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Trent Richardson not traveling to New England for AFC title game
Saturday January 17th, 2015

Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson did not travel with the team for Sunday's AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots due to personal reasons.

According to Bob Kravitz of WTHR, Richardson did not travel because he missed Saturday's walk-through and did not notify the Colts in advance. Richardson was also reportedly not going to dress for Sunday's game.

Richardson began the season as the starter but has averaged just 3.3 yards per carry over 15 games and saw his role diminish later in the regular season, with Boom Herron seeing an increased workload.

Richardson, 23, did not play in last Sunday's 24-13 win over the Denver Broncos in the divisional round of the playoffs. Last week Richardson spoke about being ruled inactive.

"That situation will never happen to me again," he said, according to the Indianapolis Star. "Anybody can quote me, today, because it's never going to happen again."

The Colts first acquired Richardson, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 draft out of Alabama, in a September 2013 trade in which they sent a first-round pick to the Cleveland BrownsOver 14 games with the Colts last season, Richardson averaged only 32.7 yards per game.

With Richardson not traveling on Sunday, the Colts will likely use Herron, Zurlon Tipton and Michael Hill at running back.

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