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Stevan Ridley | Steelers RB

Date of Birth:  01/27/1989
Age:  33
Height  5'11"
Weight:   220
College:  LSU
Drafted:  2011 | Round 3 | Pick 73
Depth Chart:  3rd string

Stevan Ridley | Steelers RB


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Stevan Ridley | Steelers RB

Stevan Ridley fumbles in Steelers' loss.

Ridley had three carries for four yards and a lost fumble against the Saints. It looked like Ridley might have been down before the ball came out, but it was way too difficult to overturn. The veteran running back will look to bounce back in a must-win game for Pittsburgh in Week 17.

Stevan Ridley | Steelers RB

Stevan Ridley gets three carries against the Patriots.

Ridley gained 16 yards on his three attempts against his former team, as it was again Jaylen Samuels that led the backfield with 21 touches for 172 yards. If James Conner remains out, Ridley might hold on to the goal-line role next week versus New Orleans, but he's obviously difficult to trust in fantasy lineups with titles on the line.

Stevan Ridley | Steelers RB

Stevan Ridley scores against the Raiders.

Ridley had five carries for four yards and a touchdown in the Steelers' Week 14 loss, with the score coming on a goal-line carry. The veteran running back has shown he can convert down at the goal line, so it was expected that he'd be the preferred option down there with James Conner (ankle) out. If Conner remains out in Week 15, Ridley would be a touchdown-dependent FLEX option against the Patriots, his former team.

Stevan Ridley | Steelers RB

Stevan Ridley gets eight carries in Week 10.

Ridley gained 26 on his eight rushing attempts against the Panthers, as he mixed in behind James Conner, who appeared to be spelled more than usual and left the game at the start of the fourth quarter to be evaluated for a concussion. The veteran running back isn't a fantasy option right now, especially if Le'Veon Bell returns to the team next week.

Stevan Ridley | Steelers RB

Stevan Ridley loses fumble in Week 8.

Ridley caught two passes for 13 yards and lost a fumble against the Browns, which led to rookie Jaylen Samuels getting four carries (the first of his career). It's unlikely the fumble keeps Ridley on the bench moving forward, but he's not a fantasy option at the moment either way. He's run well overall this season, but James Conner is a workhorse in Pittsburgh.

Stevan Ridley | Steelers RB

Stevan Ridley handles one touch in Week 6 win.

It was a two-yard carry, and he wasn't targeted in the passing game. Ridley has little standalone value behind James Conner and/or Le'Veon Bell as Pittsburgh heads into the bye.

Stevan Ridley | Steelers RB

Stevan Ridley gets five carries in Week 5.

Ridley mixed in behind James Conner, but he was unable to find much room to run with his opportunities against the Falcons, gaining eight yards on his five attempts. The veteran running back is not a fantasy option right now.

Stevan Ridley | Steelers RB

Steven Ridley handles three touches in Week 3 victory.

Ridley rushed three times for 18 yards on Monday Night Football. The Steelers have been feeding James Conner to start the season, but Ridley saw a bit of playing time against Tampa Bay. The veteran is just a handcuff that probably isn't worth rostering.

Stevan Ridley | Steelers RB

Stevan Ridley gets two touches in Week 2.

The Steelers wanted to get Ridley more work this week to take some off the shoulders of James Conner, but a pass-heavy approach didn't allow that to happen. The veteran running back had one carry for two yards and one reception for five yards in the Week 2 loss. He's not a fantasy option right now.

Stevan Ridley | Steelers RB

The Steelers re-signed running back Stevan Ridley.

Ridley finished last season with the Steelers after the team signed him in late December, and he can well when given opportunities down the stretch. Ridley gives the Steelers an excellent veteran presence and depth in the backfield. He could get some preseason first-team work if Le'Veon Bell holds out during training camp again.

Stevan Ridley | Steelers RB

Back from the dead: Steven Ridley leads backfield in win over the Browns.

Ridley rushed 17 times for 80 yards and a touchdown in his first start of the season. The former Patriot standout had been a free agent for most of the past two seasons, but he was signed following James Conner's season-ending injury, and he took advantage of a start on Sunday with Le'Veon Bell resting. The 28-year-old finishes the regular season with 26 attempts for 108 yards and a touchdown in two games in black and yellow. He'll backup Bell in the playoffs.

Stevan Ridley | Steelers RB

Stevan Ridley gets a good amount of work in first game as a Steeler.

Ridley was inserted right into a backup role behind Le'Veon Bell after John Conner's season-ending knee injury suffered in last week's loss to New England. Mike Tomlin apparently liked what he saw from Ridley when he arrived with the team, and he'll have an important role spelling Bell down the stretch. Ridley had nine carries for 28 yards in today's win.

Stevan Ridley | Steelers RB

The Steelers have signed running back Stevan Ridley.

This move coincides with the Steelers placing rookie running back John Conner (knee) on Injured Reserve. Ridley has a similar downhill style as Conner, but he has struggled to stick around anywhere since his ACL tear in 2014 when he was with the Patriots. The veteran running back played four seasons with New England, so he might give the Steelers some insight for a potential playoff matchup in January. On the field, he'll fill in behind Le'Veon Bell and Fitzgerald Toussaint in the backfield for the Steelers.

Stevan Ridley | Steelers RB

The Vikings released RB Stevan Ridley.

Ridley signed with the team last week, but Minnesota had to make room to active receiver Michael Floyd after his four-game suspension. Ridley should get another opportunity somewhere to be on a roster.

Stevan Ridley | Steelers RB

The Vikings are signing RB Stevan Ridley, according to Ian Rapoport.

This comes after Dalvin Cook (ACL) went down for the season, and thee sixth-year back will fill in behind Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon in Minnesota's backfield. Ridley was a very productive player when he started his career in New England, but a torn ACL derailed things a bit. This preseason, Ridley looked good and healthy with the Broncos but just couldn't quite crack the final roster. He should be a solid option for the Vikings off the bench.

Stevan Ridley | Steelers RB

The Broncos cut running back Stevan Ridley.

Ridley made a great effort to make the final roster for the Broncos, but it became a numbers game in the backfield. Now a few years removed from his ACL and MCL tear in 2014 with the Patriots, Ridley looks a lot healthier and like he could contribute to a team. He should be able to find another team that will give him an opportunity.

Stevan Ridley | Steelers RB

Stevan Ridley scores in Denver's fourth preseason game.

Ridley had 11 carries for 51 yards and a touchdown, including a long of 27 yards, versus the Cardinals. He gave a heck of an effort in making Denver's roster and played well this preseason, but there ultimately might not be enough room for him in the running back group. If he doesn't make the Broncos, there will likely be teams interested in the former 1,200-yard rusher.

Stevan Ridley | Steelers RB

Steven Ridley gets 17 touches in preseason win.

Ridley rushed 14 times for 40 yards and caught three passes for seven yards, leading the team in both carries and receptions. The Broncos probably want to give Ridley as much work as they can to see if he can earn a role, but he struggled to gain yardage on Saturday night. His roster chances seem slim.

Stevan Ridley | Steelers RB

Stevan Ridley carried eight times for 17 yards in preseason debut for Denver.

The former 1,200-yard rusher for New England was wearing the number four, which was quite an odd sight. He couldn't find much room to run, but he did appear to work as the primary backup behind C.J. Anderson, so maybe he's been showing well in training camp. Ridley is probably on the bubble to make the final roster.

Stevan Ridley | Steelers RB

Free agent running back Stevan Ridley its signing with the Broncos, according to Ian Rapoport.

Second-year running back Devontae Booker sustained a wrist injury that will keep him out for most, if not all, of the preseason, so the team brought in Ridley. Unfortunately, Ridley hasn't been able to stick with a team since tearing both his ACL and MCL during the 2014 season with the Patriots, spending time with the Jets, Lions, Colts, and Falcons over the last two seasons. The former 1,200-yard, 12-touchdown back faces an uphill battle, but he will look to show what he can do to make the Denver roster.