Ridley was a third-round draft pick by New England out of LSU in 2011. He has 2,914 career yards on 688 carries for three teams. He rushed for 1,263 yards and 12 touchdowns for the Patriots in 2012 but has bounced around the league the last two years. Ridley was in training camp with Denver this year but released during the final cuts before the regular season.
He’ll complement Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon in the Vikings’ backfield.