Raiders’ Theo Riddick Retires From NFL

Theo Riddick is calling it a career. On Friday, the Raiders placed the tailback on the reserved/retired list, marking the end of his NFL run.

Riddick, 30, played a small role in six Raiders games last season. The former Lions outlet option totaled 57 yards on eleven touches. That came after a year Riddick spent on the Broncos’ IR list.

Riddick made a lot of noise with Detroit from 2013-18, mostly as a pass-catching specialist and check down artist for Matthew Stafford. Before his retirement, he was set to slot somewhere behind Kenyan Drake and Josh Jacobs on the Raiders’ depth chart.

Riddick’s best season came in 2015, when he had 697 yards through the air to the delight of Lions fans and fantasy football owners. However, he hasn’t made much of a statistical impact since leaving the Motor City. We here at PFR wish him the best in retirement.

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