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Jay Richardson

Jay Richardson
Richardson in November 2008.
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-01-27) January 27, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth: Dublin, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)Weight: 280 lb (127 kg)
Career information
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 5 / Pick: 138
Debuted in 2007 for the Oakland Raiders
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Free agent
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2013

Jay Richardson (born January 27, 1984) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the Ohio State Buckeyes, where he majored in African Studies. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft and played for the team for three seasons. He has also played for the Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, and New Orleans Saints.

Early years

He played high school football for Dublin Scioto High School in Dublin, Ohio.

Professional career

Oakland Raiders

Richardson was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft and played for the team for three seasons.

Seattle Seahawks

Richardson was placed on injured reserve before the start of the 2010 NFL season.[1] He became an unrestricted free agent following the season.

New York Jets

Richardson was signed by the New York Jets on April 16, 2012.[2] Richardson was waived on August 31, 2012.[3]

New Orleans Saints

Richardson had a strong performance during the Saints 2013 training camp[4] but he was cut from the roster at the end of the preseason. After the Saints sustained several defensive injuries in their first regular season game, Richardson was brought back to the team on September 12, 2013.[5] The Saints released him again on October 8, 2013, to make room for defensive end Keyunta Dawson.[6]


External links

  • Seattle Seahawks bio
  • Oakland Raiders bio

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