The Jets have claimed running back Daryl Richardson off waivers, a day after the back was cut by the Rams, reports Field Yates of ESPN.com (via Twitter). We heard earlier today that the Ravens had been considering placing a claim on Richardson, but he was ultimately awarded to New York instead.
Richardson started the 2013 season as the Rams’ primary running back, but saw most of his carries usurped by Zac Stacy over the course of the year. The former seventh-round pick accumulated 690 rushing yards on 167 carries and also added 38 receptions over the course of his two seasons with the Rams. Richardson became the odd man out in St. Louis’ backfield after the club drafted Tre Mason last week.
By claiming Richardson, the Jets assume his previous contract, so if he earns a roster spot and works out well for the team, the 24-year-old could remain on his current deal through 2015.