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Jay Richardson
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Richardson in November 2008.
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Personal information
Born: (1984-01-27) January 27, 1984 (age 39)
Dublin, Ohio, U.S.
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:280 lb (127 kg)
Career information
High school:Dublin Scioto (Dublin, Ohio)
College:Ohio State
NFL Draft:2007 / Round: 5 / Pick: 138
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:117
Player stats at · 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.

Early years

He played high school football for Dublin Scioto High School in Dublin, Ohio.

Professional career

Oakland Raiders

Richardson was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft and played for the team for three seasons.[1]

Seattle Seahawks

Richardson was placed on injured reserve before the start of the 2010 NFL season.[2] He became an unrestricted free agent following the season.

New York Jets

Richardson was signed by the New York Jets on April 16, 2012.[3] Richardson was waived on August 31, 2012.[4]

New Orleans Saints

Richardson had a strong performance during the Saints 2013 training camp[5] 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.[6] The Saints released him again on October 8, 2013, to make room for defensive end Keyunta Dawson.[7]


  1. ^ "2007 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved May 11, 2023.
  2. ^ "MSNBC report on Richardson's status". Archived from the original on October 9, 2012. Retrieved September 6, 2010.
  3. ^ Jets Media Relations Department (April 16, 2012). "DE Richardson, S Smith Join Jets Roster". New York Jets. Archived from the original on April 23, 2012. Retrieved April 17, 2012.
  4. ^ Lange, Randy (August 31, 2012). "Final 7 Cuts Announced, Roster's Now at 53". New York Jets. Archived from the original on September 2, 2012. Retrieved August 31, 2012.
  5. ^ Mike Triplett, "Jay Richardson strengthens case to help New Orleans Saints fill void at outside linebacker", Times-Picayune, August 29, 2013.
  6. ^ Katherine Terrell, "New Orleans Saints re-sign defensive lineman Jay Richardson, waive receiver Andy Tanner", Times-Picayune, September 12, 2013.
  7. ^ Katherine Terrell, "New Orleans Saints release Jay Richardson, sign defensive end Keyunta Dawson", Times-Picayune, October 8, 2013.