In a bit of a surprise move, the Detroit Lions parted ways with running back Theo Riddick early Saturday morning.
The reason I bring this move up is the Buccaneers could still use some added depth at the position. Riddick has never really been a great rushing back in his career, but he has the ability to be a very solid receiving back, something the Buccaneers currently lack right now.
During his six year tenure in the NFL, Riddick has accumulated 285 receptions for 2,238 yards and added 14 touchdowns along the way.
It wouldn’t be the flashiest move, but it could be a solid depth move for the Buccaneers and a move that could pay dividends if Peyton Barber or Ronald Jones were to get hurt at any point this season.
Should one of those backs go down, the Bucs are left with Andre Ellington and possibly the unknown in UDFA Bruce Anderson. Riddick could add experience, knowledge, and a ginormous chip on his shoulder to a position group that still has a lot to prove. More competition, especially at this point, is never a bad thing.