Report: Broncos sign RB Riddick for $2.5M

Field Level Media

August 03, 2019 at 7:43 pm.

The Denver Broncos signed running back Theo Riddick to a one-year deal for $2.5 million, with $1 million guaranteed, according to Mike Klis of 9News in Denver.

Riddick, 28, was released by the Detroit Lions last weekend.

The Broncos made room for Riddick by placing defensive lineman Billy Winn on injured reserve after he suffered a triceps injury in Thursday’s Hall of Fame Game against the Atlanta Falcons, according to Klis.

Riddick visited with the Broncos and New Orleans Saints after his release, which allowed Detroit to shed his $3.2 million salary. He can reportedly make up to $3.3 million with incentives in Denver.

Riddick, a sixth-round draft choice out of Notre Dame in 2013, had spent his entire six-year career with the Lions, utilized as a third-down back after beginning his career on special teams. In 84 career games, Riddick has rushed 288 times for 1,023 yards, with 285 catches for 2,238 yards. He has scored 19 touchdowns.

He joins a running back group that includes Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman, with the addition of Riddick threatening to end Devontae Booker’s time as the third back on the roster.