Falcons release former Trinity Episcopal star Stevan Ridley

Published 12:09 am Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Atlanta Falcons released Natchez native Stevan Ridley Wednesday.

Ridley appeared in one game for the Falcons, a Nov. 3 43-28 Falcons win over Tampa Bay.

The Falcons were the second team the former Trinity Episcopal star was part of this season.

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Ridley was signed by the Detroit Lions in April and later was released.

Ridley started in one game and played in eight more for the New York Jets last season and ran for just 90 yards. He had 1,263 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns in 2012 with the New England Patriots. Ridley has run for 2,907 yards and 22 touchdowns over his five-year career.