The Steelers have re-signed running back Stevan Ridley to a one-year contract. Ridley was originally signed by the team on Dec. 19, 2017, after James Conner's season-ending injury.
He played in the final two games of the 2017 season, carrying the ball 26 times for 108 yards and a touchdown. He started against the Browns while Le'Veon Bell was rested for the playoffs, and finished with 17 attempts for 80 yards and a four-yard touchdown.
Ridley was drafted by New England in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played his first four seasons in the league with the Patriots, including playing in all 16 games as a rookie. Ridley had his best season in 2012 when he carried the ball 290 times for 1,263 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also had six catches for 51 yards.
Ridley played four seasons for the Patriots, carrying the ball 649 times for 2,817 yards and 22 touchdowns. He played in five postseason games, scoring three touchdowns. He suffered a torn ACL in 2014, ending his season early.
He played for the New York Jets in 2015, seeing action in eight games, and played in one game for the Atlanta Falcons in 2016 as well.
For his career Ridley has 714 carries for 3,022 yards and 23 touchdowns. He has 27 receptions for 144 yards.