Richard enters his second season under Gruden, where he caught 68 passes last season. Richard isn’t a running back that will carry the ball 10 plus times, but his ability to catch passes and make people miss in open space is what makes him so dangerous.
His reception numbers will likely take a hit with the additions of Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams added to the Oakland receiving game. Richard could also see some time returning punts, giving Rich Bisaccia a boost on special teams.
Washington was forced to produce throughout the preseason as he was not a roster lock when training camp started. He battled injury for a large amount of time last season, but since recovering he looks to be healthy and ready to contribute as a backup to Jacobs.
Washington is a solid change of pace back that will give the offense a different look when Jacobs isn’t out there. He looks rejuvenated from his time off last year and now slots in as the No.3 running back on the roster.