As we reported earlier, the Buffalo Bills are facing up to something of an injury crisis at the running back position.
With Karlos Williams having been placed in the NFL's concussion protocol today, and LeSean McCoy continuing to be kept out with a hamstring injury, the Bills' once strong RB corp is looking thin at best.
In light of Williams' concussion, many had expected Anthony Dixon to get the lead back role this weekend. It looks like the AFC East franchise might have something altogether more surprising in store, however, after reports today revealed Trent Richardson is working out for the team.
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As reported by Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo, the Bills are taking a closer look at the former third overall pick:
Richardson has been out of a job since failing to make the Oakland Raiders' 53-man roster, a decision that left his NFL stock at an all-time low.
The 25-year-old arrived in the pros in 2012 after a prodigious college career with Alabama. But, over the subsequent three years, Richardson has regressed to such an extent that the immediate reaction to hearing his name is usually one of ridicule rather than intrigue.
After a solid rookie year that included 950 yards and 11 touchdowns, the big back has found himself shipped from Cleveland to Indianapolis to Oakland without ever breaking a 3.5 yards-per-carry average.
But, as they say, beggars can't be choosers. And, at this point, Buffalo are certainly in need of some depth at the running back position.
Any deal for Richardson is, of course, still some way off, with the much-maligned RB still needing to impress Bills staff today to earn any sort of deal.
For those Bills fans crossing their fingers hoping that he doesn't sign, that might be all they need to hear to convince themselves he won't be suiting up on Sunday against the Titans.
Bills fans: Could Trent Richardson do a job in Buffalo? Have your say in the comments below...