WR - JAC
Jaguars coach Doug Pederson said the Jaguars are being “cautious” with Calvin Ridley during OTAs as he gets fully-acclimated back to a full football regiment.
Pederson added it is nothing injury related. He has picked up the offense and shown no signs of rust. Ridley will be slowly worked back as we head into minicamp and training camp.
The NFL has fully reinstated Calvin Ridley from his indefinite suspension.
Ridley was suspended indefinitely in March 2022 for violating the league’s gambling policy. He was traded from the Falcons to the Jaguars last season for two future draft picks. Ridley should immediately become a key playmaker for the Jaguars in 2023.
Star WR Calvin Ridley has been traded from the Falcons to the Jaguars for two conditional picks prior to the NFL trade deadline on Tuesday.
Ridley, who was suspended by the NFL for the entire 2022 season due to gambling, will now head south to link up with Trevor Lawrence in Jacksonville. The Jaguars sent 2023 and 2024 conditional picks to Atlanta in the deal. Ridley is set to return in 2023 and will immediately form what will be a dynamic duo with fellow WR Christian Kirk. This is a very solid, low-risk move for a Jaguars' team that has been improving their offense since this past offseason. Ridley will have a real chance to revert back to WR1 fantasy numbers next season.
Per Jay Glazer, the Eagles were closing in on a deal to acquire Falcons WR Calvin Ridley before he was suspended by the NFL for gambling.
With the Eagles rumored to be aggressively pursuing WR help via free agency, trade, and the draft, reports dropped Thursday that the team was close to acquiring Calvin Ridley before he was suspended by the NFL for gambling.
In a shocking update from Tom Pelissero, he reports that Falcons WR Calvin Ridley has been suspended for one year by the NFL. Ridley was found to have been gambling on NFL games last season after leaving the Falcons for personal reasons. ESPN reporter Adam Schefter also tweeted out that Ridley placed multiple bets on the Falcons to win as part of several multi-game parlays. Ridley did this of his own volition with no help from anyone, and placed the bets out of state.
This is a sharp blow for a Falcons team that was hoping to have Ridley back to augment a passing corps that is severely short on talent besides Kyle Pitts. Fantasy owners will leave Ridley on waivers in redraft, and savvy dynasty owners should stash, and see what happens once the suspension is up.