Richardson battled injuries, excess weight and conditioning issues all offseason -- and for years, really -- prompting Ravens coach John Harbaugh to say in June: "When he gets himself (in shape), he's got talent. I'm very certain he'll get there. And when he does, we'll be able to evaluate him."
No stranger to disappointing coaching staffs, Richardson never "got there." The No. 3 overall pick of the 2012 draft was out of the league for all of the 2015 season after averaging just 3.1 yards per carry over two campaigns with the Colts. His best year came as a rookie with the Browns, but that feels like a million generations ago.
The safe bet today is that Richardson never plays another snap at the NFL level.