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|Born:||January 27, 1984|
Dublin, Ohio, U.S.
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||280 lb (127 kg)|
|High school:||Dublin Scioto (Dublin, Ohio)|
|NFL Draft:||2007 / Round: 5 / Pick: 138|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
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.
He played high school football for Dublin Scioto High School in Dublin, Ohio.
Richardson was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft and played for the team for three seasons.
Richardson was placed on injured reserve before the start of the 2010 NFL season. He became an unrestricted free agent following the season.
Richardson was signed by the New York Jets on April 16, 2012. Richardson was waived on August 31, 2012.
Richardson had a strong performance during the Saints 2013 training camp 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. The Saints released him again on October 8, 2013, to make room for defensive end Keyunta Dawson.