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Trent Richardson released by Oakland Raiders

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Trent Richardson should have been a star, a multiple time Pro Bowler and Top-5 leading rusher in the National Football League.

The running back was unstoppable at Alabama, leading the Crimson Tide to a National Championship as one of the best players in all of college football under the coaching of Nick Saban.

When the Cleveland Browns took Richardson with the 3rd pick of the 2012 Draft it should have been the start of a great career. Instead, T.Rich is looking for his fourth team in three years.


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Straight Outta Oakland

According to a report from Bill Williamson of ESPN, the Raiders got their first round of cuts under way with the reveal that Richardson was one of the first to be told he was out of the door in Oakland.

Richardson missed the first portion of the Raiders' training camp thanks to the lingering effects of a bout of pneumonia he suffered.

The former Colts halfback didn't run well in his pre-season outings either, finishing with 19 yards on five carries in a 30-23 loss to Arizona on Sunday.

Overpaid Backup

Richardson found himself backing up young upstart Latavius Murray in Oakland, and with the Raiders paying first round money for a backup like Richardson, it just wasn't going to last that long if he didn't become a starter.

The Raiders have former Washigton Redskins man Roy Helu to backup Murray, while they have rookie Michael Dyer trying to make the roster.

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