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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

Goodell to meet with Vilma on Monday

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 1:36 p.m. ET
Saints LB Jonathan Vilma will meet with commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday to discuss Vilma’s suspension that was recently vacated.

NFL issues statement on CBA Appeals Panel ruling

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 11:18 a.m. ET
The NFL issued a statement about last week’s ruling by an appeals panel that lifted the suspensions of four players involved in the Saints’ bounty program.

Goodell to meet with four players in bounty scandal

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 10:11 p.m. ET
Roger Goodell and four players whose suspensions in connection with the bounty investigation were lifted by an appeals panel have agreed to new meetings.

Super Bowl prep zipping along in Big Easy

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
In less than five months, the Super Bowl will return to New Orleans for the first time since 2002, and the preparations are well underway.

Report: Vilma willing to meet with Goodell

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
Saints LB Jonathan Vilma is willing to meet with Roger Goodell, ESPN’s Ed Werder reported.

Saints re-sign WR Arrington, place Vilma on PUP

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 5:55 p.m. ET
The Saints placed LB Jonathan Vilma on the PUP list and re-signed WR Adrian Arrington on Monday, the club announced.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
Two teams are up and two are down — here is our weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC South.

Shorts and Shells: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 2:55 a.m. ET
Welcome to Overreaction Sunday, where RG3 can do no wrong, the Bills and Saints do little right and Peyton Manning is back in business. We think.

Griffin shines as Redskins down Saints

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 5:24 p.m. ET
Robert Griffin III began his NFL career by connecting on 19-of-26 passes for 320 yards and two TDs, as the Redskins beat the Saints, 40-32.

Saints add DE Smith to roster

Posted Sept. 08, 2012 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
The Saints announced Saturday that they had placed DE Will Smith on their roster. 

Player suspensions from bounty case vacated

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
A three-member appeals panel vacated the suspensions of the players allegedly involved in the Saints' bounty scandal, Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated first reported.

Ingram just a part of Saints' RB committee

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
While Mark Ingram had a quiet preseason, the Saints are brimming with confidence about their deep arsenal of running backs.

Key matchup: Redskins QB Robert Griffin III vs. Saints MLB Curtis Lofton

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
In Thursday’s key matchup, PFW’s Eric Edholm focuses on the battle between Robert Griffin III and Curtis Lofton in Sunday’s Redskins-Saints game.

Suspended Saints DE Smith releases statement

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
Saints DE Will Smith, who is suspended for the first three games of the season, released a statement on Thursday.

Redskins S Meriweather out 2-4 weeks

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Redskins S Brandon Meriweather will miss 2-4 weeks because of sprained ligaments in his left knee, head coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday.

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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