Thursday, May 26, 2016

Jets' Sheldon Richardson drops a little weight

New York Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson is down from 320 pounds to 309 pounds, as he and the team agreed it would be best if he went into 2016 a little lighter.

“Sheldon’s a good athlete, he holds it well and he can move, but being a little bit lighter will play in his benefit,” coach Todd Bowles said this week, via Kimberley A. Martin of Newsday.

Richardson, who won Defensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2013 and a Pro Bowl bid in 2014, is facing a possible suspension stemming from a July 2015 incident in which he violated the NFL's personal conduct policy.

He told Martin he's preparing as if he'll play Day 1 and is focused on "positive vibes."