Trent Richardson will not be playing in Canada in the near future.
The running back was planning on flying north of the border to sign a contract with the CFL, but he decided not to go, according to AL.com .
Richardson, 27, said his ultimate goal is to get back in the NFL sooner than later. The contract worked up with the CFL was a one-year deal with a second-year buyout option.
Essentially, Richardson would be locked into a two-year contract with the CFL if he was successful.
Richardson was selected by the Browns at No. 3 overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. He ran for 950 yards and 11 touchdowns that year in Cleveland, but two games into the 2013 NFL season, he was traded to the Colts for a 2014 first-round pick.
In Indianapolis, his production dropped, running for only 977 yards and six touchdowns in 29 games.
Richardson last played in the NFL during the 2015 preseason for the Raiders, when he ran for 42 yards on 15 carries.
According to Goodell, he simply thinks Kaepernick hasn’t earned a job in the NFL after his performance last season. Are you sure it’s not due to his activism which he isn’t backing down from?
“If they (NFL teams) see an opportunity to get better as a football team, they’re going to do it,” the NFL commissioner said at an LA Rams All-Access event in Los Angeles via ESPN.com.
“They’re going to do whatever it takes to make their football team better. So, those are football decisions. They’re made all the time. I believe that if a football team feels that Colin Kaepernick, or any other player, is going to improve that team, they’re going to do it.”