Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson’s guaranteed contract for 2015 was voided Tuesday as a result of his suspension for conduct detrimental to the team, according to the National Football Post.
Richardson was suspended two games for missing the team’s walk-through prior to the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots. He sat out that game and will miss Week 1 of the 2015 season should he remain with the Colts.
Richardson’s base salary of $3.184 will remain on the Colts’ books as dead money if he is released this offseason.
The Colts traded a first-round pick to the Cleveland Browns for Richardson during the 2013 season. Richardson has never averaged more than 3.6 yards per carry in his three seasons after the Browns made him the third overall pick in the 2012 draft.
He was outplayed by Dan Herron and Zurlon Tipton down the stretch this season while being relegated to special teams duty.