Reports: RB Riddick to sign with Broncos

Field Level Media

August 01, 2019 at 6:28 pm.

Running back Theo Riddick, released by the Detroit Lions on Saturday, will sign with the Denver Broncos, according to reports.

Riddick, 28, visited with the Broncos and New Orleans Saints after his release, which allowed Detroit to shed his $3.2 million salary.

Riddick, a sixth-round draft choice out of Notre Dame in 2013, has spent his entire six-year career with the Lions, utilized as a third-down back after beginning his career on special teams. In 84 career games, Riddick has rushed 288 times for 1,023 yards, with 285 catches for 2,238 yards. He has scored 19 touchdowns.

He would join a running back group that includes Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman, with the addition of Riddick threatening Devontae Booker as the third back on the roster.