The Buffalo Bills are set to work out running back Trent Richardson in the wake of LeSean McCoy’s hamstring injury and Karlos Williams’s recent concussion.
Richardson was waived by the Colts in March of this year after spending almost two seasons with the team. He signed a two-year contract with the Raiders five days later, but was released at the end of August and is currently a free agent.
Richardson was the No. 3 selection in the 2012 NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns. He was traded to the Indianapolis Colts fter playing just two games with Cleveland in the 2013 season in exchange for a 2014 first-round draft pick. He has a total of 2,032 rushing yards on 614 attempts over the course of four seasons.
The Bills will also work out several other running backs in addition to Richardson, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. The team’s general manager Doug Whaley said on Tuesday morning that former Bills running back Bryce Brown was also an option.
McCoy has been battling hamstring issues since the off-season. He first injured his leg on Aug. 18 and then re-injured himself on Sept. 24 in a game against the Miami Dolphins. An MRI revealed a new tear in his hamstring and the running back said he would not return until he was completely healed. McCoy is expected to be out for another three to four weeks.
Williams sustained a concussion during the Bills’ 24–10 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday. He will go through the NFL’s required concussion protocol and must be cleared before he can play again. His injury will be monitored day-to-day, meaning his status for Sunday’s game against the Titans is up in the air.
- Xandria James