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Former Lions RB Theo Riddick has meeting with Saints, Broncos

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Teams are already taking a look at the former Lions running back.

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It didn’t take long for the rest of the NFL to take notice of Theo Riddick. The Detroit Lions officially cut Riddick on Saturday after signing former Packers defensive tackle Mike Daniels.

Since then, it’s been two days, two meetings for the former Lions running back. On Sunday, Riddick met with the New Orleans Saints, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Now he’s on his way to Denver for a meeting with the Broncos.

Riddick is only 28 years old, but is coming off a down year as a receiver. Though he still caught 61 passes last year, he managed just 6.3 yards per reception, a career low for the six-year veteran.

The Lions released Riddick over the weekend in a move that saved the team over $3.6 million in cap. The decision was both a vote of confidence in Zach Zenner and rookie Ty Johnson and also a sign that the offensive scheme change may not have been the best fit for Riddick, who has occasionally struggled to run between the tackles in power situations.