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.
Former Lions’ RB Theo Riddick, who visited Sunday with the Saints, is now scheduled to visit the Denver Broncos, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 29, 2019
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.