INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts today waived running backs Michael Hill and Trent Richardson.
Hill was signed by the Colts as a free agent on January 6, 2015 and appeared in two postseason games on special teams. He also spent time on the team’s practice squad in November 2014. For his two-year (2013-14) NFL career, Hill has recorded nine rushing attempts for 23 yards and two receptions for 23 yards in eight games played. He was originally signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of Missouri Western State on April 27, 2013 and also spent time with the Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins.
Richardson was acquired by the Colts in a trade with the Cleveland Browns on September 18, 2013. In two seasons (2013-14) with Indianapolis, he recorded 316 rushing attempts for 977 yards and six touchdowns, while adding 55 receptions for 494 yards and a touchdown in 29 games (20 starts). In 2014, Richardson appeared in 15 games (12 starts) and totaled 519 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 159 carries, in addition to 229 receiving yards on 27 receptions. He was originally selected by the Browns with the third overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Alabama.