Jay Richardson
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Richardson in November 2008.
No. 98, 99, 56     
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-01-27) January 27, 1984 (age 36)
Place of birth: Dublin, Ohio
Career information
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 5 / Pick: 138
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Oakland Raiders ( 2007 2009)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Total tackles     117
Sacks     7.0
Forced fumbles     0
Fumble recoveries     0
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

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.

Early years[edit | edit source]

He played high school football for Dublin Scioto High School in Dublin, Ohio.

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Oakland Raiders[edit | edit source]

Richardson was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft and played for the team for three seasons.

Seattle Seahawks[edit | edit source]

Richardson was placed on injured reserve before the start of the 2010 NFL season.[1] He became an unrestricted free agent following the season.

New York Jets[edit | edit source]

Richardson was signed by the New York Jets on April 16, 2012.[2] Richardson was waived on August 31, 2012.[3]

New Orleans Saints[edit | edit source]

Richardson had a strong performance during the Saints 2013 training camp[4] 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.[5] The Saints released him again on October 8, 2013, to make room for defensive end Keyunta Dawson.[6]

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