HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -Tony Richardson, the fullback who spent most of his career opening holes for Priest Holmes in Kansas City, signed with the New York Jets on Thursday.
Richardson, a 13-year veteran, played with Minnesota last season and made the Pro Bowl for the third time. He also made it with the Chiefs in 2003 and 2004.
He is the latest addition to a team that has been one of the most active in the NFL during the week of free agency, signing guard Alan Faneca, defensive end-linebacker Calvin Pace and offensive lineman Damien Woody and trading for defensive tackle Kris Jenkins.
For his career, Richardson has rushed for 1,601 yards and 15 touchdowns and has 201 receptions for 1,498 yards and nine TDs.
``Tony will serve as a tremendous asset in both the running and passing game as well as on special teams,'' Jets coach Eric Mangini said. ``With nearly 200 games of NFL experience, he is a consummate professional who will serve as a great resource for our younger players.''
Richardson, who played at Auburn, spent his first 11 seasons with the Chiefs and the last two with the Vikings.

Recent NFL Discussions

2016 NFL Draft Props on Thu, Apr 2016 by Blade
NFL Draft Preview on Thu, Apr 2016 by Blade
Test on Thu, Apr 2016 by Blade
CG releases Divisional Odds on Wed, Mar 2016 by Blade

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Lockette retiring from Seahawks The Seattle Seahawks are losing another skill-position player from last year’s team as receiver Ricardo Lockette is expected to announce his retirement...
Thumbnail Dolphins securing the D-Line The Miami Dolphins are trying to make a push for the playoffs and they aided that on Saturday by signing Cameron Wake to a two-year...
Thumbnail Updated Super Bowl LI Odds The 2016 NFL Draft has now concluded. How did the draft impact the odds to win the Super Bowl next season?
Thumbnail Larmey Tunsil NFL Draft Prediction Once considered the top prospect in this year's class, how far will Larmey Tunsil fall in the first round of tonight's 2016 NFL Draft?
Thumbnail Myles Jack NFL Draft Prediction Will UCLA linebacker Myles Jack drop out of the top 10 tonight when the 2016 NFL Draft commences at 8:00PM ET?
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages