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22 Stevan Ridley RB
Height/Weight: 5-11/220 | Birthdate: 1/27/1989 | Birthplace: Natchez, MS, USA | Team: New York | College: Louisiana State | NFL Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 6/0
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Jets G Willie Colon, RB Stevan Ridley shelved with knee issues


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2015) The Jets have placed guard Willie Colon and running back Stevan Ridley on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list for the start of training camp, per NJ.com. Both are sidelined with knee injuries.

They can be activated at any time during camp, but must be back in action for the opener or they will be forced to miss the first six regular season games.


Jets RB Stevan Ridley hopes to be ready by Week 1


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2015) While Jets running back Stevan Ridley said he doesn't know if he'll be ready for Week 1 of the regular season, he said being healthy for the entire season remains the goal, reports NJ.com.

"I really can't predict the future, man," Ridley said Thursday. "I just know that, for me, I've got to be ready for Week 1. That's the goal right now. I'm not going to set myself up for any false hope or say that I'm going to do something that I'm not. What I will say is I'm working hard. I've just got to make sure that I'm 100 percent healthy, and that when I do hit the field, I'm making an impact."

Ridley is trying to recover from a torn ACL in his knee, which he suffered last season. He said the knee is feeling well and he's making progress on a daily basis.

"Right now at this point in time, just taking it one day at a time," he said. "From the time I got here to now, I can definitely see the improvement. I've still got a lot of work to do. I'm just trying to make sure I'm putting myself in position to help this team out when the season rolls around."


Jets unsure if Ridley, Milliner will be ready for training camp


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) With Jets running back Stevan Ridley and cornerback Dee Milliner trying to comeback from season-ending injuries last season, coach Todd Bowles said Wednesday he was not sure if they would be ready for training camp, reports the Associated Press.

Ridley is trying to comeback from a torn ACL, while Milliner is recovering from a torn Achilles. Milliner has not been cleared to participate in team drills.


Jets make official signing of RB Stevan Ridley


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Running back Stevan Ridley has officially agreed to terms with the Jets, the team has confirmed, per NJ.com. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. He joins a crowded backfield that includes Bilal Powell, Chris Ivory and Daryl Richardson.

Ridley, who tore his ACL last October, managed two 100-yard performances for New England before getting sidelined. He peaked in 2012 with 1,263 yards on 290 carries.


Report: Former Patriots RB Stevan Ridley to sign with Jets


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Former Patriots running back Stevan Ridley is joining a division rival. 

According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, Ridley is signing a contract with the Jets. Ridley spent his previous four years with New England after the Patriots selected him in the third round in 2011. 

Ridley's best season came in 2012, when he ran for 1,263 yards and 12 touchdowns. He only ran for 340 yards and two touchdowns in 2014 with his season ending early due to a torn ACL. Ridley will join a backfield with Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell. 


Report: Redskins to meet with RB Stevan Ridley on Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) Free-agent running back Stevan Ridley is scheduled to visit the Redskins on Tuesday, a source told ESPNBoston.com.

Ridley played in six games during the 2014 season before suffering a season-ending knee injury when he tore his ACL. Ridley has also visited the Dolphins and Jets.


Report: Dolphins haven't ruled out signing Stevan Ridley


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) The Dolphins brought in free agent RB Stevan Ridley for a visit last Wednesday, but he left without a contract in place. He still appears to be on the Dolphins' radar, however. 

According to a report by the Miami Herald, the first visit was merely exploratory, and the team hasn't ruled out signing him. 


Report: Stevan Ridley leaves Jets visit without signing deal


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2015) Free-agent running back Stevan Ridley visited the Jets on Wednesday but left without signing a contract, reports the New York Daily News

Ridley, who ran for a career-low 340 yards with the Patriots in 2014, is expected to sign with the Jets or Dolphins. He has at least one more visit to take. Ridley's best season came in 2012, when he ran for 1,263 yards and 12 touchdowns. 

Ridley was drafted by the Patriots in the third round in 2011. 


Report: Stevan Ridley meeting with the Jets on Wednesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Former Patriots running back Stevan Ridley visited another AFC East team on Wednesday -- the Jets, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Ridley, a free agent, visited the Dolphins a day before his visit with the Jets.

Ridely tore his ACL in the sixth game last season and finished with 340 rushing yards and two touchdowns. He has rushed for 2,817 yards and 22 touchdowns in his four-year career with the Patriots.

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Report: Stevan Ridley visiting Dolphins Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Free-agent running back Stevan Ridley is visiting the Dolphins Tuesday, the Miami Herald reports.

Ridley spent his first four seasons with the Patriots but struggled in 2014, rushing for just 340 yards and two touchdowns on 94 carries. He did rack up a career-high 1,263 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns in 2012. The running back underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL in November.


Report: Cowboys interested in ex-Patriots RB Stevan Ridley


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2015) With DeMarco Murray out of the picture in Dallas, the Cowboys and free agent running back Stevan Ridley have mutual interest, though a deal does not appear imminent, according to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe on Friday.

Ridley tore his ACL in the sixth game last season and finished with 340 rushing yards and two touchdowns. He has rushed for 2,817 yards and 22 touchdowns in his four-year career with the Patriots.

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Report: Vikes could pursue Stevan Ridley if Adrian Peterson leaves


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(3/10/2015) The Vikings have inquired about running back Stevan Ridley as a fallback option if Adrian Peterson doesn't return to the team, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Ridley tore his ACL in the sixth game last season and finished with 340 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

He averaged 4.3 yards per carry and scored 22 touchdowns in his four-year career with the Patriots.


Patriots running back Stevan Ridley: 'I have something to prove'


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2015) Patriots running back Stevan Ridley is expected to become a free agent in the coming weeks and he is ready for the experience.

"I'm excited about it," Ridley told Sirius XM Radio Friday. "As a player coming into the league, you get there and your first contract you kind of have to establish yourself and see what you can do. Everybody is a good player if you get to make it to the NFL, but there is something to be said if you get to that second contract."

Ridley has rushed for 2,817 yards and 22 touchdowns in his first four seasons in the league with the Patriots.

"Where I'll be playing, and who I'll be playing for, is still unknown, but I know I've come in and done my job up to this point and now I have to put it in my agent's hands to get me on another team, or stay where I'm at, and make sure I’m in pads playing ball somewhere next year. I know if you think about it too much it will worry you sick."

Ridley has played in 20 of a possible 32 games the last two seasons, starting in just 11 of them.

"I take it personal to any team or anybody that says I can't be a very productive player on whatever team I land on," he said. "I've been playing ball my whole life, I'm going to come in and be a leader, and I'm going to be a guy that comes in and busts his butt in the weight room and busts his butt on the field. I'm a good teammate, I have fun with my guys, but when the lights come on Sundays, it's all business and I plan on going out there and making plays."


Patriots running back Stevan Ridley ahead of schedule in rehab


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) Patriots running back Stevan Ridley is currently ahead of schedule in rehabbing his ACL tear and is hoping to be ready for action by May, according to the Boston Globe.

Ridley, who is set to become a free agent in March, tore his ACL in October and finished with 340 yards on 94 attempts with two touchdowns in six games. 


Shane Vereen a better choice than Jonas Gray


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/29/2014) By giving the previously unknown Jonas Gray 17 carries for 86 yards Week 8 against Chicago, the Patriots revealed that they'll stick with a two-man backfield even with preferred rusher Stevan Ridley out for the year with a torn ACL and MCL.

But Week 9 against Denver might be a better matchup for preferred receiver Shane Vereen, who also thrived in Week 7 against the Jets. The Broncos, like the Jets, have done a good job stopping the run this season. They rank No. 1, in fact, allowing 72.4 yards per game.

Plus, the Patriots will most likely have to throw more than usual just to keep up with the league's highest-scoring team. These days, a team's only real choice against Peyton Manning is to beat him at his own game.

So most likely, Gray will spend much of Week 9 on the sidelines while Vereen spends much of it in the backfield. Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both rank Vereen among their top 20 running backs for this week.


Patriots address decision to add RB Jonas Gray to active roster


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) Patriots coach Bill Belichick addressed the decision to promote running back Jonas Gray from the practice squad and the opportunity that he'll get moving forward with Stevan Ridley out for the remainder of the season, per ESPN.

Gray was added to the live rosters hours before Week 7 against the Jets and emerged as the team's second option behind Shane Vereen on Thursday night. He rushed for 12 yards on three carries.

"I think Jonas has been solid for us all the way through preseason," Belichick said. "He's done a good job in practice and got an opportunity last night -- not a lot of opportunities -- but he had some blitz pickup opportunities and a few carries. He works hard and he's a tough kid, a bigger back obviously -- more in the Ridley size range."

Belichick would not indicate whether Gray would be used as the team's second option in the ground game moving forward.


Patriots place Stevan Ridley on IR


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/16/2014) The Patriots have placed running back Stevan Ridley on IR, according to ESPN. 

Ridley will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL and MCL. The team has already promoted running back Jonas Gray from the practice squad in order to replace Ridley. Ridley is set to become a free agent following the season.


Report: Stevan Ridley tore ACL, MCL


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(10/13/2014) Patriots running back Stevan Ridley tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee Sunday at Buffalo, a source told ESPN. The team has not confirmed that diagnosis but called the injury significant and quickly ruled Ridley out of Thursday's game against Jets. 

Ridley is in the final year of his contract.


Patriots' Jerod Mayo, Stevan Ridley ruled out for Thursday night


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2014) As expected, the Patriots have ruled linebacker Jerod Mayo and running back Stevan Ridley out for Thursday's game at home against the Jets in Week 7, according to the Boston Globe.

Mayo was carted off with a knee injury, while Ridley departed with an ACL injury in Week 6 at Buffalo. According early reports, both injuries are considered significant, which could leave them out for an extended period of time.

The Patriots will host the Bears in Week 8.


Pats' Belichick doesn't think Mayo, Ridley injuries are minor


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2014) Patriots coach Bill Belichick didn't sound too optimistic during an interview with WEEI Monday about the statuses of linebacker Jerod Mayo and running back Stevan Ridley, who both left Sunday's game at Buffalo due to knee injuries.

"Unfortunately, I don't think it looks too good. I don't think it's minor," Belichick said.


Stevan Ridley injury opens door for Brandon Bolden


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/12/2014) After Stevan Ridley departed in the third quarter with what's feared to be a torn ACL, the Patriots turned to Brandon Bolden as their primary ball carrier Week 6 at Buffalo. He picked up just 10 yards on six carries, but Ridley himself wasn't much better against a Bills defense that entered the day ranked second against the run, picking up just 23 yards on 10 carries.

Obviously, the Patriots also have Shane Vereen to share the workload, but he's always been more of a receiver out of the backfield. If Ridley does miss significant time, the Patriots will need somebody to pick up the tough yards, and that somebody figures to be Bolden.

So does that make him a player to add in Fantasy? He's gotten double-digit carries only three times in his career, but he averaged 5.8 yards per carry in those three games. He had 137 yards on a career-high 16 carries back in 2012.

Of course, he's no Ridley, and Ridley himself had become a frustration to Fantasy owners with the Patriots not always so committed to the run game. So if Ridley's injury ends up being not as serious, maybe you add Bolden only if you have a real need at running back. But otherwise, he's a must-add.


Report: Patriots RB Stevan Ridley might have ACL injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Patriots running back Stevan Ridley will undergo an MRI Monday after leaving Sunday's game against the Bills due to a knee injury. The fear is that he suffered a torn ACL, according to NFL Network.

A source told the Boston Herald a similar report. Ridley could possibly have an ACL injury, but the team will know more about the severity of the injury after he undergoes an MRI.


Patriots RB Stevan Ridley leaves stadium with brace on right knee


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Patriots running back Stevan Ridley left the stadium Sunday on crutches and with a large brace on his right knee, according to WEEI.com. Ridley was hurt late in the third quarter Week 6 at Buffalo.

The Patriots have a quick turnaround Week 7, hosting the Jets on Thursday.


Patriots RB Stevan Ridley suffers knee injury Week 6


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Patriots running back Stevan Ridley was knocked out of Sunday's game at Buffalo in the third quarter due to a knee injury. He was ruled out for the remainder of the game shortly after suffering the injury.

Ridley totaled 23 rushing yards on 10 carries and one catch for 6 yards before leaving the game. The Patriots are back in action Thursday (Week 7) against the Jets.


Repeat may be tough for Patriots RBs


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/9/2014) Both Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen had big games Week 5 against the Bengals, who rank 27th against the run. They may not be so lucky Week 6 at Buffalo. The Bills rank second against the run, allowing 71.0 yards per game and 3.0 yards per carry, and have yet to surrender a touchdown to a running back this season.

Because the Bills are more vulnerable to the pass than the run, Jamey Eisenberg actually prefers Vereen to Ridley this week, though for my money, Vereen hasn't been productive enough as a pass-catcher this year for me to make that distinction. Ridley got three times as many carries as Vereen in Week 5 and was on the field for about 15 more plays, so if you're going to start one, Ridley is still the way to go.

I'm just not sure either is so advisable with this matchup. As Chris Towers pointed out earlier in the week, the way the Patriots use their two backs can vary drastically based on the way the game is going. If Ridley isn't a sure thing with a favorable matchup, surely he isn't for this one.

That doesn't mean he's an outright sit for me. Enough high-profile running backs have been lost to injuries the last couple weeks that he may still be your best bet. I just wouldn't go out of my way to start him based on last week's performance.