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Jay Richardson

Jay Richardson - #97 - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 6"/ 280 lbs.
Birthday 01/27/1984
Birthplace Dublin, OH
College Ohio State
Years played 5
Drafted 2007, 5th round, 1st pick by Raiders

Saints not seeing diminishing returns from Shanle

Posted July 29, 2012 @ 1 p.m. ET
Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt has indicated he sees no signs of a decline in 32-year-old OLB Scott Shanle’s ability.

Saints greeted by image of Payton's glare

Posted July 27, 2012 @ 11:24 p.m. ET
An intense greeting from suspended head coach Sean Payton awaits Saints players as they enter their indoor practice field.

Saints sign P Morstead to six-year extension

Posted July 26, 2012 @ 10:56 p.m. ET
The Saints signed P Thomas Morstead to a six-year, $21.9 million contract extension, ESPN’s John Clayton first reported.

Vilma court hearing ends with no decision

Posted July 26, 2012 @ 7:46 p.m. ET
A hearing in federal court for suspended Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has wrapped up without an immediate decision about whether he can temporarily return to work.

Saints players, NFL lawyers in court Monday

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith met with NFL lawyers and a federal magistrate in a settlement conference for lawsuits spawned by the players' suspensions.

NFC South training-camp reports

Posted July 22, 2012 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly's preview of what to expect from the Falcons, Panthers, Saints and Buccaneers in training camp.

Brees files affidavit for Vilma in case against Goodell

Posted July 21, 2012 @ 8:29 p.m. ET
Saints QB Drew Brees filed an affidavit Saturday in support of LB Jonathan Vilma in Vilma’s defamation case against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. 

NFL asks court to dismiss player claims

Posted July 20, 2012 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
The NFL asked a U.S. District Court judge on Friday to dismiss Jon Vilma's motion seeking to have his suspension overturned.

Fantasy: After Gronk and Graham, little difference

Posted July 19, 2012 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
Best fantasy advice you'll get this season: If you miss out on either Rob Gronkowski or Jimmy Graham, just be patient. A good tight end will be there late.

League responds to Vilma's request regarding injury rehab

Posted July 17, 2012 @ 1:36 p.m. ET
The NFL responded to Saints LB Jonathan Vilma’s latest request for an expedited hearing for a temporary restraining order against the league.

Vilma asks for hearing Thursday in bounty case

Posted July 16, 2012 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
Jonathan Vilma is asking a judge for a hearing on his bid to block his season-long suspension stemming from the NFL's bounty investigation.

Saints sign Brees to $100 million contract

Posted July 13, 2012 @ 6:26 p.m. ET
The Saints and Drew Brees agreed on a five-year, $100 million deal, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported on Friday.

League files grievance against Vilma

Posted July 12, 2012 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
The NFL filed a grievance against Saints LB Jonathan Vilma in response to his defamation suit against commissioner Roger Goodell.

Report: Brees will not report to camp without deal

Posted July 10, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
Saints QB Drew Brees will not sign his franchise tender and report to training camp without a long-term deal in place.

Patriots, Saints to hold joint practices

Posted July 10, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The Patriots and Saints will hold joint practices in Foxborough on Aug. 7 and 8, the teams announced Tuesday.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted April 16, 2012
The Jets signed Richardson, a free agent.||||||| Richardson was a fifth-round pick of Oakland in 2007, and played three seasons with the Raiders. He signed with Seattle in 2010 after being waived by Oakland, and played in seven games with the Seahawks. Richardson, who has seven sacks in 55 games, didn't play in the NFL last season.
Posted Sept. 04, 2010
Richardson was released by the Raiders on Saturday.||||||| Richardson started much of his first two years in the NFL before being relegated to a reserve role last season. He started 22 games in 2007 and '08, but had knee surgery in training camp and never was healthy enough to return to the practice field.
Posted Sept. 23, 2007
Richardson got his first career start on Sunday against Cleveland, replacing Derrick Burgess, who is out with a calf injury.||||||| Richardson has played two games this season in limited roles, getting one tackle and deflecting one pass. He should be more involved in the defense against the Browns.

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