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Former No. 3 Pick Trent Richardson Signs With A New Team

A general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 24: A general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers on October 24, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Former Alabama star running back Trent Richardson is attempting to get his football career back on track. The former No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft most recently played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Canadian Football league.

He was released by the team in mid-August. Richardson, however, has landed on his feet and will join the Alliance of American Football.

He'll join the new Birmingham professional team.

AL.com first reported the news. Richardson spoke with AL.com on his decision to join the Alliance of American Football.

"Excited about this," Richardson said. "Another opportunity for my professional career. Happy to be doing something that I really love doing, especially in Alabama and in Birmingham, which is a home away from home for me."

Richardson flamed out of the NFL in 2016 after short stints with the Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts, Oakland Raiders and Baltimore Ravens.

He then spent time with the Roughriders in the CFL where he rushed for 259 yards in four games.

The Alliance of American Football kicks off on February 9, 2019.

[AL.com]