The 5'11, 220 lbs Ridley joined the Patriots as a 3rd round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. He was selected one pick prior to former Patriots back-up quarterback Ryan Mallett. Ridley was a one-cut runner out of Lousiana State and he continued his winning ways in New England.
In Ridley's four seasons with the Patriots, New England made four straight conference championships as well as two Super Bowl appearances. Ridley was known as the soul of the running back positional grouping and was close friends with fellow running back Shane Vereen, who was the leader.
After a terrific 2012 season, where he gained 1,314 yards from scrimmage, he was plagued with fumbles in 2013 and his role in the offense was reduced.
Ridley rushed for 3,059 yards and 25 touchdowns with the Patriots, before ending his tenure with a torn ACL in Week 6 against the Bills.
He will go on and be a primary back-up to Chris Ivory in the Jets offense as he tries to regain his pre-injury form.
Best of luck to Ridley, but not too much luck.