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Former LSU running back Stevan Ridley signed with the New York Jets on Wednesday night, according to ESPN:

Only five months removed from major knee surgery, Ridley visited with the Jets last week. He also met with the Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins.

Contract details weren't immediately available.

"He's excited for the opportunity and his rehab is going strong at this point," Ridley's agent, Andy Simms, told The Associated Press.
Ridley played at LSU from 2007-2010. His first year as a full-time starter for the Tigers came during his junior season where he rushed for 1,147 yards and 15 touchdowns.

The Natchez, Miss, native entered the 2011 NFL Draft after his junior year and was selected by the New England Patriots with 73rd overall pick in the 3rd round.

Ridleys most productive season with the Patriots came in 2012 when he rushed for 1,263 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was placed on season-ending injured reserve this past season after tearing his ACL on Oct. 12 against the Buffalo Bills.

He sent to following message to his fans on Instagram Wednesday:

"Sending love to all my day one fans, and every teammate I've had the pleasure to take the field with. We all know it's a business, yet it's also a blessing. So either way you see it, you'll never understand. Love New England, Love my former teammates, and I'm truly thankful for the opportunity the Patriot's organization has blessed me with. However it's #ontotheJETS"
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Ragin' Tiger110 months
Now I can support the team he plays for. I absolutely hate the Patriots!
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Datbayoubengal110 months
day one starter if he is healthy.
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ForeverLSU02110 months
Good for him. He should get more touches with the Jets and hopefully he'll be their primary back. I don't see Chris Ivory beating him out if he stays healthy.
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