Jeff Richards
No. 29     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-01-03) January 3, 1991 (age 29)
Place of birth: Del City, Oklahoma
Career information
College: Emporia State
Undrafted in 2013
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Spokane Shock (2015)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* Grey Cup Champion (2016)
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Jeff Richards (born January 3, 1991) is an American football cornerback for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M from 2009 to 2010 before transferring to Emporia State. He previously played for the Ottawa Redblacks of the CFL and helped them win the 104th Grey Cup in 2016.

Professional careerEdit

On December 17, 2013, Richards attended a tryout with the New York Jets, but was not signed.[1]

Spokane ShockEdit

In 2015, Richards played five games for the Spokane Shock of the Arena Football League and recorded 25 combined tackles, eight pass deflections, and a forced fumble.[2][3]

Ottawa RedblacksEdit

Richards played for the Ottawa Redblacks of the CFL from 2015 to 2016. In his first season, he recorded four combined tackles in three games. He finished the 2016 season with 18 combined tackles in ten games. Richards helped the Redblacks win the 104th Grey Cup after defeating the Calgary Stampeders 39-33.[4]

Carolina PanthersEdit

On January 4, 2017, the Carolina Panthers signed Richards to a reserve/future contract.[5][6][7] On September 2, 2017, Richards was waived by the Panthers as part of their final roster cuts.[8]

Los Angeles ChargersEdit

On September 3, 2017, Richards was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Chargers.[2][9] He was waived by the Chargers on September 11, 2017 and was re-signed to the practice squad two days later.[10][11] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Chargers on January 2, 2018.[12]

On September 1, 2018, Richards was waived by the Chargers.[13]

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

On September 11, 2018, Richards was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' practice squad.[14] He was released on September 25, 2018.[15]

Los Angeles Chargers (second stint)Edit

On October 10, 2018, Richards was signed to the Los Angeles Chargers practice squad.[16] He was promoted to the active roster on November 3, 2018.[17]


  1. "New York Jets are also working out safety Jeff Richards". Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Los Angeles Chargers: Jeff Richards". Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  3. Stephen Coleman (January 7, 2017). "On the Prowl". Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  4. "Ottawa Redblacks: Jeff Richards". Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  5. "Carolina Panthers biography: Jeff Richards". Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  6. "Panthers sign former Canadian Football League cornerback". January 5, 2017. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  7. "Panthers sign four more to future contracts". January 4, 2017. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  8. Henson, Max (September 2, 2017). "Panthers trim roster to 53". Archived from the original on September 20, 2017. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  9. Henne, Ricky (September 3, 2017). "Bolts Add Pair of Players via Waivers". Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  10. Henne, Ricky (September 11, 2017). "Chargers Sign Geremy Davis to Active Roster". Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  11. Henne, Ricky (September 13, 2017). "Bolts Add Tenny Palepoi; Waive Isaac Rochell". Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  12. Henne, Ricky (January 2, 2018). "Bolts Sign Three More to Reserve/Future Contracts". Archived from the original on April 8, 2018. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  13. Henne, Ricky (September 1, 2018). "Chargers Cut Roster Down to 53".
  14. Smith, Scott (September 11, 2018). "Bucs Add CB Marcus Williams, Release G Adam Gettis".
  15. "Buccaneers Place S Chris Conte on Injured Reserve". September 25, 2018.
  16. Henne, Ricky (October 10, 2018). "Bolts Announce Several Practice Squad Transactions".
  17. Henne, Ricky (November 3, 2018). "Chargers Place Kyzir White on IR; Sign Jeff Richards".

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