Richard is expected to retain a pass-catching role out of the backfield in 2020, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Richard signed a two-year, $7 million contract back in February, while fellow running back DeAndre Washington departed for Kansas City. The Raiders clearly have been pleased with Richard's work on passing downs, but they also have a starter (Josh Jacobs) who has shown some receiving skills and a rookie third-round pick (Lynn Bowden) who could eventually challenge Richard. While he may be able to match last year's modest production, Richard isn't likely to approach his 2018 peak of 68 receptions for 607 yards.
Richard (ankle) signed a two-year contract extension with the Raiders on Wednesday, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Richard has spent his entire four-year NFL career in Oakland, and he's now set to remain with the Raiders as the team transitions to Las Vegas. The 26-year-old plays a valuable change-of-pace role in the Raiders offense, and he also offers upside in the kick return game on special teams. In the event that workhorse running back Josh Jacobs (shoulder) manages to improve as a pass catcher in his sophomore season, however, it could detract from Richard's usage out of the backfield. Richard appeared to suffer an ankle injury during the 2019 season finale against Denver, and the details of his recovery remain unknown.
Richard was spotted wearing a walking boot Monday, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.
It appears Richard was banged up during Sunday's season finale against the Broncos. The 26-year-old running back recorded three carries for 20 yards and caught both targets for 39 yards in the loss. No details about the nature of his injury have been revealed, but it's worth keeping an eye on since Richard will be an unrestricted free agent in March. He finished the year with 39 rushes for 145 yards (3.7 yards per carry) and 36 receptions for 323 yards.
Richard is set to serve as the No. 2 running back behind DeAndre Washington in Sunday's Week 17 tilt against the Broncos with Josh Jacobs (shoulder) inactive for the contest.
Richard couldn't do much with a similar opportunity in Week 16 against the Chargers, rushing just five times for 11 yards and notching four receptions for another 18 yards. He'll get another chance Sunday against a Denver defense allowing an elevated 120.3 rushing yards per contest at home.
Richard rushed for 11 yards on five carries and caught all four of his targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Chargers.
Richard was briefly sidelined by a minor ankle injury during Sunday's tilt as well, but he returned to handle backup duties behind spot-starter DeAndre Washington while rookie Josh Jacobs (shoulder) was held out entirely. Jacobs participated in Tuesday's walk-through, so he'll have a chance to return in Week 17 with the Raiders not yet mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. If Jacobs remains sidelined, however, expect Washington to fill the workhorse role as Richard simply provides a change of pace.
Richard, who was forced out of Sunday's game against the Chargers with an ankle injury, was able to return to the contest, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
With Josh Jacobs (shoulder) out this week, Richard is handling change-of-pace duties in Oakland's backfield behind DeAndre Washington.
Richard was forced out of Sunday's game against the Chargers with an ankle injury.
Richard's injury further taxes the depth of a Raiders backfield that already is missing Josh Jacobs (shoulder) and being headed by DeAndre Washington on Sunday.
Richard rushed once for 11 yards and caught two passes for 25 yards in Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Jaguars.
Richard enjoyed a slight increase in usage during Week 14's loss to the Titans since Josh Jacobs (shoulder) was out, generating 46 yards on nine touches. However, Jacobs played against the Jaguars and rushed 24 times for 89 yards, leaving Richard and DeAndre Washington with limited utility. Whether Jacobs is able to play in Week 16 against the Chargers remains to be seen, but if Jacobs sits, Richard is still likely the No. 2 backup behind Washington.
Richard rushed for 28 yards on seven carries and caught two of three targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 42-21 loss to the Titans.
Richard's Week 14 outlook was a bit more promising heading into Sunday's tilt with rookie Josh Jacobs (shoulder) sidelined, but DeAndre Washington turned out to be the primary beneficiary during Jacobs' absence. Although Richard logged a season-high nine touches, Washington compiled 53 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries to go along with six receptions for 43 yards on seven targets. Washington could once again see the bulk of the workload if Jacobs remains out in Week 15 versus the Jaguars, while Richard simply appears to be a change-of-pace option.
Richard is in line for a sharp increase in workload Week 14 against the Titans with Josh Jacobs (shoulder) declared inactive for the contest.
Richard should see a nice increase from the single-digit carries he's logged in every game this season with Jacobs out of action, although backfield mate DeAndre Washington will be around to share in the workload. The Raiders come into Week 14 with the seventh-highest rushing play percentage (45.5) in the league, but it remains to be seen if coach Jon Gruden will lean that heavily on the ground attack with the star rookie sitting.
Richard took one carry for two yards and caught one of two targets for six yards in Sunday's 40-9 loss to the Chiefs.
Richard also amassed 60 kickoff return yards on three attempts, but he was relatively uninvolved from an offensive standpoint just one week after leading the Raiders in receiving during a similar blowout loss to the Jets. Rookie starter Josh Jacobs handled 17 carries for 104 yards, limiting Richard and fellow backup DeAndre Washington to a combined seven touches between the two.
Richard rushed twice for four yards and caught six of seven targets for 47 yards in Sunday's 34-3 loss to the Jets.
Richard saw some extra playing time with Josh Jacobs getting removed in the third quarter of the blowout loss to avoid any potential injuries to the starter. The receiving back made the most of his usage, leading the team in catches, targets and receiving yards thanks to his work on checkdowns. While Richard could get some extended opportunities if the Raiders fall behind against the Chiefs in Week 13, he remains little more than a fringe PPR play.
Richard caught his lone target for seven yards and ran twice for no gain in Sunday's 17-10 win over the Bengals.
Rookie Josh Jacobs handled 23 carries for 112 yards and also caught three passes, limiting Richard to just a trio of touches in 16 offensive snaps. Expect Jacobs to continue overshadowing Richard in Week 12 against the Jets.
Richard caught four passes on as many targets for 43 yards and ran twice for no gain in Thursday's 26-24 win over the Chargers.
Richard's 43 receiving yards led the Raiders, and the reserve running back also tallied a season-high four catches Thursday. He's now amassed 111 total yards over the past two weeks. Rookie Josh Jacobs continues to handle a bulk of the carries out of the backfield, but Richard is fulfilling his role as a pass-catching option and fellow backup DeAndre Washington still factors into the mix as well.
Richard caught three of four targets for 56 yards and ran twice for 12 yards Sunday in the Raiders' 31-24 win over the Lions.
Lead back Josh Jacobs (28 carries, two targets) once again took on a heavy workload, but there was still enough room for Richard to play a third of the Raiders' offensive snaps as a change-of-pace back. Richard capitalized on the few touches he received, setting a new season high with 70 total yards. Jacobs is managing a shoulder injury heading into a Thursday night matchup with the Chargers in Week 10, but since he's still expected to play and take on a normal snap count, Richard probably won't be in store for an enhanced role.
Richard rushed for three yards on one carry and caught two of three targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Texans.
Richard posted a season high in receiving yards after being limited earlier in the week with a minor ankle issue, but fellow backup DeAndre Washington handled three more touches than Richard despite logging only nine offensive snaps. Regardless of Washington's involvement, Richard's upside in a change-of-pace role out of Oakland's backfield will be capped for as long as rookie Josh Jacobs remains at full strength.
Richard (ankle) doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Texans after practicing fully Friday.
Richard landed on the Raiders' injury report Thursday after logging a limited practice session, but his return to full participation Friday paves the way for him to suit up this weekend. His fantasy production this season has been modest in a change-of-pace role, but if Josh Jacobs (shoulder - questionable) is limited or out Sunday, added touches would be available for Richard and DeAndre Washington.
Richard was listed as a limited participant in Thursday's practice due to an ankle injury, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Richard didn't show up on the Raiders' initial injury report Wednesday, so his limited listing may indicate that he suffered the ankle issue at some point during Thursday's session. Meanwhile, top back Josh Jacobs (shoulder) didn't practice for the second straight day, though the rookie said afterward that he plans on suiting up Sunday against the Texans. The Raiders should offer more clarity on the Week 8 statuses of both Jacobs and Richard at the conclusion of Friday's practice.
Richard rushed for two yards on as many carries and caught his lone target for five yards in Sunday's 42-24 loss to the Packers.
Richard logged one more offensive snap than fellow backup DeAndre Washington, but the latter amassed a season high 41 yards from scrimmage on seven touches as he continues to outproduce Richard this season. Rookie Josh Jacobs has a firm grasp on the lead role out of the Raiders' backfield, and he appears to be fine after briefly leaving Sunday's tilt with a minor shoulder injury. Expect Richard's involvement to remain limited as the team's road trip extends in Houston.
Richard rushed for 14 yards on two carries and caught both of his targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Bears.
Richard trailed fellow backup DeAndre Washington in touches for a fifth consecutive game, as the former has yet to be dealt the rock more than five times in a single contest this season. Meanwhile, rookie Josh Jacobs continues to shine as a viable workhorse, and he figures to remain at full strength Week 7 against the Packers following Oakland's bye.
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