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New Orleans Saints


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

Wilkerson agrees to one-year deal with Saints

Posted April 20, 2010 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
DE Jimmy Wilkerson has agreed to a one-year deal with the Saints, according to reports.

Ayodele ready to compete for Saints' starting NT job

Posted April 15, 2010 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
After starting 13 games last season, Saints DT Remi Ayodele told PFW he plans on re-earning the starting nose tackle job in 2010.

Saints' Bushrod, Thomas sign tenders

Posted April 13, 2010 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
Saints OT Jermon Bushrod and TE David Thomas signed their RFA tenders Tuesday.

Saints re-sign OT Strief

Posted April 12, 2010 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
The Saints locked up a key backup on their offensive line Monday, re-signing restricted free-agent OT Zach Strief.

Reports: Ex-Bears DE Brown to join Saints

Posted April 07, 2010 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
The Saints made their first significant free-agent addition of the offseason Wednesday, reportedly signing former Bears DE Alex Brown.

Saints DT Hargrove signs tender

Posted April 05, 2010 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
Saints DT Anthony Hargrove has signed his restricted free-agent tender and will return to the team in 2010, the club announced Monday.

Position change for Saints CB Jenkins unlikely

Posted March 31, 2010 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
While the Saints might have to replace FS Darren Sharper next season, we hear the team is not eager to move CB Malcolm Jenkins to free safety in order to fill the void.

Saints not handcuffed by defensive needs

Posted March 25, 2010 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
While the Saints' most pressing needs are on defense, team observers say plucking an eventual replacement for TE Jeremy Shockey shouldn't be ruled out.

Saints allow RB Bell to sign with Eagles

Posted March 24, 2010 @ 2:11 a.m. ET
The Saints have decided not to match the Eagles' offer to restricted free-agent RB Mike Bell, allowing him to join Philadelphia.

Saints GM Loomis addresses contract talks with Sharper

Posted March 12, 2010 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
Saints GM Mickey Loomis responded to free-agent FS Darren Sharper's comments from earlier this week at a press conference Friday.

Saints still looking to fill D-line holes

Posted March 11, 2010 @ 4 p.m. ET
The Saints are still looking for players to fill roles on their defensive line, but the free-agent pickings are getting slim.

Saints re-sign Prioleau

Posted March 06, 2010 @ 10:42 a.m. ET
The Saints re-signed backup S Pierson Prioleau to a one-year deal and are having "positive" discussions with free-agent S Darren Sharper about a new deal.

Saints to cut DE Grant on Friday

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
The Saints trimmed two players from their roster Thursday and will cut another on Friday.

NFC South team needs

Posted March 02, 2010 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
With No. 1 WR Antonio Bryant departing in free agency, wide receiver is a pressing need for the Buccaneers. PFW continues its series in which it examines the needs of each team, analyzing the NFC South.  

Reports: Saints tender Bell, Evans

Posted March 02, 2010 @ 7:54 a.m. ET
The Saints have placed the highest tender on OG Jahri Evans after RB Mike Bell received the lowest tender.

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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