Oh right, football. #Jets gave Ridley $1.25 million for his 1-year deal, with $80,000 guaranteed (signing bonus)
Pro Football Talk "The Stevan Ridley free agency tour has come to a close, and he’s landing with the Jets. Ridley is signing with the Jets, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Ridley also paid visits to Miami and Washington. The 26-year-old Ridley was the Patriots’ starter at the beginning of last season, but..." April 09
New York Post "The Jets took one former Patriot this offseason. Now, they are taking a look at another. Free-agent running back Stevan Ridley is scheduled to visit the Jets on Wednesday, according to a source. Ridley, 26, reportedly visited the Dolphins on Tuesday. Ridley had 2,817 rushing yards and 22..." April 02
Patriots free-agent RB Stevan Ridley is visiting NY Jets today, per source. He already has visited Dolphins.
Twin Cities "A possible name has emerged if the Vikings were to end up needing to replace Adrian Peterson: Stevan Ridley. A source said Monday the Vikings have inquired about the New England Patriots free-agent running back. However, the source stressed it is all very preliminary and there might not be any..." March 10
CSN New England "Just a couple of weeks after surgery to repair his torn ACL and MCL, Stevan Ridley is back in the gym. Ridley suffered his season-ending knee injury during a Week 6 win over the Bills and had to be carted off the field. " December 04
ESPN Boston "The New England Patriots on Monday ruled out linebacker Jerod Mayo and running back Stevan Ridley for Thursday night's game against the New York Jets because of knee injuries, and sources said both players are out for the rest of the season. The Patriots have not commented on the extent of the..." October 14
Boston Herald "When it comes to putting the ball on the ground, Stevan Ridley doesn’t have the luxury of skating by on a technicality. Fair or not, that’s just how it is when you have a reputation as a fumbler. While his fumble during Friday night’s preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles might not..." August 19
ESPN Boston "New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley has always been up-front about some of his past struggles with ball security, and Monday was no different. Ridley's final play in Friday's preseason victory over the Philadelphia Eagles was ruled a fumble. The Patriots recovered, but Ridley..." August 18
NFL.com "Stevan Ridley has an opportunity to regain his early-down role in the New England Patriots backfield with LeGarrette Blount now in Pittsburgh. The question is whether he works his way back into coach Bill Belichick's good graces for a long-term contract during the final year of his rookie..." June 12
Stevan Ridley says he's not thinking about his contract situation, that he needs to "go out there and be mistake-free."
Pro Football Talk "The NFL may soon fine concussed players for returning to games, even if the players have no recollection of doing it. No such excuse is available to the players who periodically are fined for wearing non-conforming shoes. Last weekend, Patriots running back Stevan Ridley wore all red shoes..." January 18
CSN New England "Just as the start of the Patriots dynasty owes a tip of the cap to Mo Lewis, maybe the continuation of the Pats' run of success will owe a debt of gratitude to Stevan Ridley's fumbling trouble? Huh? That's how ex-Pats defensive lineman Fred Smerlas sees it on New England Tailgate. Lewis..." January 17
MassLive.com "While it's not known what kind of role he will be given, barring an overnight change, it is expected that Stevan Ridley will be active for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, according to a source. The New England Patriots running back has been shrouded in uncertainty since fumbling..." December 08
Pro Football Talk "Patriots running back Stevan Ridley was benched after fumbling in the first quarter last week against the Broncos and was inactive on Sunday in Houston, but Bill Belichick says he’s not trying to send Ridley a message. Instead, Belichick says, demoting Ridley to the bottom of the depth chart is..." December 02
Rotoworld "Stevan Ridley is inactive for Week 13 against the Texans. As is Aaron Dobson (foot). It's fairly surprising that Ridley is straight up inactive, but he was never likely to be in for a big role against the Texans after losing his third fumble in three games last week. Passing-down/hurry-up back..." December 01
Boston Herald "The call went out Tuesday. Patriots running back Stevan Ridley, perhaps dealing with the greatest level of adversity in his three-year career, needed guidance from his close friend and mentor, so he dialed up Kevin Faulk. Ridley has fumbled in three consecutive games, and his four lost..." November 28
ESPN Boston "Here were some of the notable themes from today’s conference calls with head coach Bill Belichick, defensive coordinator Matt Patricia and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels: 1. Coaching mindset on Ridley’s fumbling: McDaniels was asked if we’ve reached a point where the coaching staff’s..." November 26
Boston Herald "Stevan Ridley’s relative absence from the offense this season has been a bit curious, but the running back isn’t griping about his role. Ridley is one of the offense’s few carryovers at the skill positions from last season, though he hasn’t had many opportunities to back up his breakout..." October 26
Both Danny Amendola and Stevan Ridley are listed as questionable but I'm told both are expected to suit up and play vs. the Saints on Sun.
#Patriots announce Ridley OUT for Sunday; Slater is doubtful
RB Stevan Ridley not spotted at practice for third straight day. Puts availability for Sunday in doubt.
RB Stevan Ridley (knee) misses his 2nd straight day of practice. Slater/Wilfork also absent as expected.
MassLive.com "The mystery of Stevan Ridley's absence from Wednesday's practice appears to be solved. The New England Patriots running back suffered a lower thigh bruise and was held out of practice to receive treatment according to a source. The injury is not considered serious. Ridley had 11 carries for..." October 03
Boston Globe "Stevan Ridley did not mince words. “Absolutely not” the running back said Monday when asked if he’s pleased with where he is at this early point in the season. Though Ridley acknowledged that the entire Patriots offense has to improve he saved his harshest criticism for himself. “I don’t..." September 17
ESPN Boston "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady pumped up running back Stevan Ridley on Tuesday putting his support behind the third-year veteran who was benched after his second-quarter fumble in the season opener. “I know Stevan is a very mentally tough kid. I love having him back there. I love..." September 10
Pro Football Talk "The Patriots were able to come back from 21-17 down in the second half to grab a 23-21 victory over the Bills. They did it without much help from starting running back Stevan Ridley. Ridley had nine carries for 46 yards in the first half but did not see the field after his fumble in the second..." September 08
Boston Herald "Stevan Ridley’s offseason experiment needed some summer tweaking. The running back admitted in June that he bulked up in preparation for the Patriots’ offseason workouts adding a noticeable amount of muscle mass in his upper body to better absorb the flurry of hits each Sunday. The whole time..." July 29
Boston Herald "Stevan Ridley is attempting to make the transition from bowling ball to wrecking ball. The running back exploded in the Patriots offense last season, flashing a punishing style between the tackles and enough burst to get into the third level of the defense. Now, Ridley wants even more out of..." May 30
NESN "For the first time in the Bill Belichick era, the Patriots will attempt to have back-to-back 1,000-yard rushers. The feat was last accomplished by New England when the team was still wearing those amazingly ’90s “Flying Elvis” royal blue and red jerseys and Foxboro Stadium was still standing..." May 26
Boston Herald "Running back Stevan Ridley kicked down the NFL’s door last season. Based on his appearance at the Patriots’ offseason program yesterday, he might be looking to level the entire house in 2013. Ridley has added some noticeable muscle, which won’t be well-received news for the defenders who..." May 03
ESPN.com "More than three months removed from being knocked out of the AFC Championship game due to a crunching hit, running back Stevan Ridley says he has no lingering effects from the blow. "None at all," he said Thursday. "All I can do now is just move forward from that. ... I'll be out here this..." May 02