Barry Richardson

#73T,
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 319
Born:
College: Clemson
Birth Place: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Draft: 2008 6th round (4th pick) by the
  • Calvin Johnson says he didn't like way Lions treated him on way out
    ABC News

    Calvin Johnson says he didn't like way Lions treated him on way out

    While there's no real animosity between the longtime star and the franchise, former Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson told the Detroit Free Press on Saturday that he wasn't completely pleased with how he was treated by the club when he retired in March 2016. When the newspaper asked Johnson about the possibility of his No. 81 jersey being retired -- something the franchise did not do last season, nor did it honor him in any significant way -- he said he doesn't like to talk about the Lions much. "I don't even like to talk Lions too much just because the way our relationship ended," Johnson told the newspaper. When Johnson retired, he paid back $320,000 of the signing bonus on his final contract, one-tenth of the $3.2 million the Lions could have collected.

  • Teez Tabor speaks out: running in 'the NFL, not the Olympics'
    Lions Wire

    Teez Tabor speaks out: running in 'the NFL, not the Olympics'

    Rookie cornerback Teez Tabor’s slow 40-yard dash times were the talk of this spring’s NFL combine; the massive chip on his shoulder has been apparent since well before the Detroit Lions took him in the second round of this year’s draft. Tabor and his family were clad that night in “Press Play, Watch the Tape” T-shirts, and ever since the Lions blogosphere has roiled with fans and media trying to figure out what to expect from the two-time All-SEC corner. Detroit Lions senior writer Tim Twentyman asked Tabor about it Friday, and the confident young corner confirmed all the caterwauling about his wheels only drives him to fix his critics’ wagons. “It adds fuel to the fire,” Tabor told Twentyman.

  • 4 NFL playoff teams that won't make it back in 2017
    USA Today

    4 NFL playoff teams that won't make it back in 2017

    For an eleventh consecutive NFL season, at least four playoff teams from the prior season failed to make it back to the postseason. The Redskins, Vikings, Panthers and Bengals all missed out in 2016 after making it in 2015. Given the parity in the league these days, we can expect that trend to continue next season. But which four playoff teams will fail to make it back? Let's take a look at some of the team that will have a hard time making it back, starting with the most likely to prove us wrong. 1. New York Giants This is really just a bet on Eli Manning's future. If he improves on a down 2016 season, the Giants not only easily make the playoffs in 2017, but they're also a legit Super Bowl