Bills pass on Trent Richardson, sign Boom Herron

Trent Richardson's chance to salvage his NFL career encountered another setback Tuesday.

Richardson was among a group of free-agent running backs who worked out for the Buffalo Bills, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, according to a source close to the situation. The Bills, however, decided to go in a different direction, signing former Colt Dan "Boom" Herron.

Richardson's opportunity comes with LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Karlos Williams (concussion) sidelined in Buffalo's backfield.

We last saw Richardson in August, when he was an early training camp cut by the Oakland Raiders. Richardson, the No. 3 overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, signed a two-year deal with Oakland that included $600,000 in guaranteed money, but started camp on the NFI list and never moved up the depth chart.

Richardson averaged just 3.3 yards per carry in three NFL seasons. For perspective of how much Richardson has struggled, Rams rookie Todd Gurley had more runs of more than 20 yards in the second half of Sunday's win over the Cardinals than Richardson did in three years with the Browns and Colts.

So yeah, Richardson has not had a good NFL career. We'll see if he eventualy gets a chance to continue it.

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