Former Jets running back Stevan Ridley has signed with the Detroit Lions.
New York I hate that I couldn't do more for you this past year, but the opportunity y'all gave me after my injury to do what I love the most.. I can never put a price on. The relationships I've gained with my brothers in New York, as well as developing a sense of true patience will take me much further beyond the game of football. Coach Bowles you truly are a leader of men. The Jets Organization is on the up and coming, and I wish you guys nothing but the best. John Mellody and the Jets training staff were an absolute blessing as well. A1 and arguably the best out there! To the Organization and city of NEW YORK I truly thank you for all the love. But now it's on to Detroit for me! I can't be happier for another shot to tote this pill and showcase the gifts I've been truly blessed with! Detroit, I've got a suprise for you this year, I promise. I'm ready to get to work with my new family, so April 18th can't come soon enough! Lets eat fellas, and this year we want the whole plate!! #longliveKiDRiD #onlyGOD
Ridley only had 36 carries for 90 yards in his only season with the Jets. It seemed like he might have not been fully recovered from a devastating knee injury he signed in 2014. With the signings of Matt Forte, Bilal Powell, and Khiry Robinson, there was no room for Ridley.
Ridley joins Jeremy Kerley and Darrin Walls as Jets free agents to sign with Detroit this offseason.