Ridley agrees to deal with Broncos

Published 9:16 am Friday, July 28, 2017

Former Trinity Episcopal star Stevan Ridley has signed a contract with the Denver Broncos.

The 28-year-old running back agreed to a contract with the Broncos Thursday evening after working out for the team earlier in the day.

“I’m very excited to just have an opportunity back on the field and try to come in and help the team,” Ridley told the Broncos after Thursday’s practice.

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Details of the contract remain unknown at this time.

The 2014 New England Patriot Super Bowl winner will be entering his seventh year in the NFL and has tallied 2,914 career yards rushing to go along with 22 touchdowns.

Perhaps Ridley’s best professional season came in 2012 with the Patriots after he racked up 1,263 yards rushing and 12 scores.

Ridley played one game last year for the Atlanta Falcons, where he had three carries.

“You never know what each day is going to bring,” Ridley told the Broncos. “Every step along the way I’ve just been trying to get to a place where I can get the opportunity to show that I’m back and I can do something and help contribute.”

The Broncos had a void at running back after it was announced Wednesday that second-year player Devontae Booker would miss multiple weeks with a fractured wrist.

Ridely told the Broncos he hopes to add some stability to the Denver run game.

“I don’t really care what my role is,” he said. “Whatever coach and them ask of me, whatever my teammates need of me, I just want to be that guy they can depend on and lean on. I’m just coming in trying to better this team the best way I know how.”

The 2008 Trinity graduate was in Mississippi the morning he received the call from the Broncos. After sharing the news with his mother over lunch, he boarded a plane to Denver the same day.

“Things happened kind of fast,” Ridley told the Broncos. “I’m straight off the plane and getting to business. I’m excited for the opportunity.”