The Detroit Lions have signed former New England Patriots and New York Jets running back Stevan Ridley to a one-year contract.
The 27-year-old made the announcement one his Instagram, saying in part: "Detroit, I've got a surprise for you this year, I promise. I'm ready to get to work with my new family, so April 18th can't come soon enough!"
Ridley played four seasons with the Patriots, but after a knee injury in 2014, his numbers dropped last season with the Jets.
New York I hate that I couldn't do more for you this past year, but the opportunity y'all gave me after my injury to do what I love the most.. I can never put a price on. The relationships I've gained with my brothers in New York, as well as developing a sense of true patience will take me much further beyond the game of football. Coach Bowles you truly are a leader of men. The Jets Organization is on the up and coming, and I wish you guys nothing but the best. John Mellody and the Jets training staff were an absolute blessing as well. A1 and arguably the best out there! To the Organization and city of NEW YORK I truly thank you for all the love. But now it's on to Detroit for me! I can't be happier for another shot to tote this pill and showcase the gifts I've been truly blessed with! Detroit, I've got a suprise for you this year, I promise. I'm ready to get to work with my new family, so April 18th can't come soon enough! Lets eat fellas, and this year we want the whole plate!! #longliveKiDRiD #onlyGOD