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Richardson's career has been a bumpy ride, and he's only been in the league for two years.
The Abilene Christian product wasn't deemed much of an NFL talent entering the draft. He was selected with the penultimate selection in 2012 by the Rams.
However, Richardson came out of nowhere to have a terrific rookie season. He rushed for 475 yards on just 98 carries for a superb 4.6 yards per touch, while also grabbing 24 passes.
Following the departure of Steven Jackson in free agency last offseason, Richardson was then deemed the favorite to start for the Rams in 2013.
However, the 24-year-old couldn't take advantage of the opportunity, as he averaged just 3.1 yards per carry and was ultimately passed over in favor of other runners midway through the year.
The Rams then completely lost faith in Richardson, as he was cut in May.
However, the Jets obviously see something in Richardson. They signed him despite having a multitude of other runners.
But which Richardson will Gang Green get? The 2012 version, or the 2013 version?
We'll have to wait and see, but for now, I envision Richardson squeaking onto the final roster as a depth provider at running back.