In six years with the Lions, Riddick pulled in 285 catches for 2,238 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also rushed for 1023 yards on 288 carries (3.6 YPC) and an additional five touchdowns.
Riddick was also one of the team’s best pass blockers, and one of their better options on third downs. However, the team added both C.J. Anderson and Ty Johnson this offseason, making Riddick—and his $4.625 million cap hit—expendable.
Riddick will get a chance to face his former team when the Lions and Broncos face off in Week 16 of the regular season.