This article is about the American football player. For the association football player, see
Jay Richardson (footballer)
. For the American lawyer, see
Julius N. Richardson
. For the rock and roll musician and disc jockey, see [[
The Big Bopper]].
Jay Richardson (born January 27, 1984) is a former American football linebacker. He played college football for the Ohio State Buckeyes, where he majored in African Studies. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft and played for the team for three seasons. He also played for the Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, and New Orleans Saints.
He played high school football for
Dublin Scioto High School in Dublin, Ohio.
Richardson was drafted by the
Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft and played for the team for three seasons.
Richardson was placed on
injured reserve before the start of the 2010 NFL season. He became an  unrestricted free agent following the season.
Richardson was signed by the
New York Jets on April 16, 2012. Richardson was waived on August 31, 2012. 
Richardson had a strong performance during the Saints 2013 training camp
but he was cut from the roster at the end of the preseason. After the Saints sustained several defensive injuries in their first regular season game, Richardson was brought back to the team on September 12, 2013.  The Saints released him again on October 8, 2013, to make room for defensive end  Keyunta Dawson.
MSNBC report on Richardson's status.
Jets Media Relations Department (16 April 2012). "DE Richardson, S Smith Join Jets Roster". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 17 April 2012 . https://www.webcitation.org/66zfCJmWc?url=http://www.newyorkjets.com/news/article-1/DE-Richardson-S-Smith-Join-Jets-Roster/2d65e88d-9686-460c-bad1-d6a79e074f12 . Retrieved 17 April 2012.
Lange, Randy (31 August 2012). "Final 7 Cuts Announced, Roster’s Now at 53". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 1 September 2012 . https://www.webcitation.org/6ALMtuxNK?url=http://blog.newyorkjets.com/2012/08/31/fifteen-cuts-announced-7-more-moves-to-go/ . Retrieved 31 August 2012.
↑ Mike Triplett,
"Jay Richardson strengthens case to help New Orleans Saints fill void at outside linebacker", , August 29, 2013. Times-Picayune
↑ Katherine Terrell,
"New Orleans Saints re-sign defensive lineman Jay Richardson, waive receiver Andy Tanner", , September 12, 2013. Times-Picayune
↑ Katherine Terrell,
"New Orleans Saints release Jay Richardson, sign defensive end Keyunta Dawson", , October 8, 2013. Times-Picayune
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