Helmet tap to Matt Scalici at al.com.
Recall that the Alabama Crimson Tide strength and conditioning staff limited Richardson in how much weight he could lift in team workouts. Those limitations are off at Athletes' Performance facilities in Phoenix, Arizona.
Scalici also notes that Richardson’s former teammates Dont'a Hightower, Courtney Upshaw and Mark Barron are also training at the facility.
The Alabama Crimson Tide—2011 National Champs—have nine players invited to next week’s NFL combine, more than any other team in the country. Last year, Alabama had four players selected in the first round of the NFL draft. Some draft analysts believe that as many as five could be taken in the first round this year. Richardson is certain to be one of them.