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Report: Trent Richardson among first cuts by Raiders

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Trent Richardson won't even make the final cuts by the Raiders. He will be among the first wave of cuts by the team according to sources close to ESPN's Bill Williamson.

The former third overall pick was given his third chance in the NFL. The Browns originally drafted him, then traded him midway through his second second season to the Colts.

After a season an a half in Indianapolis, he was released by the Colts, who had given up a first round pick to acquire him. His release came with reports of weight issues, which Richardson admitted to having, but downplayed as the Colts micromanaging.

Richardson was signed by the Raiders and told he needed to get his weight down to the low 220 range which was his playing weight at Alabama.

He began camp on the Non-Football Illness list with pneumonia. Head coach Jack Del Rio said Richardson was close to reaching his weight goals and Richardson said when he arrived he had met those goals.

At his new weight, he looked quicker, but was still having trouble finding his gaps and following his blocks. Through three preseason games, he had 15 carries for 42 yards (2.8 yards per carry).