There’s no better way to signal the need for more competition in a particular position group than by bringing in a veteran player at the end of August, which is what the Seahawks did Sunday by re-signing wide receiver Paul Richardson.
The receiver room has been plagued by injuries lately, with Phillip Dorsett, John Ursua and Cody Thompson all missing time. But as I noted in my receiver outlook, even when that group was healthy, the wideouts not named Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf weren’t exactly making a case for Seattle continuing to use 11 personnel (three wide) the majority of the time.
The story said a healthy Richardson arguably has a higher ceiling than any of the other potential No. 3 WRs on the roster — but the author hasn't seen a ton of sixth-round rookie Freddie Swain the story said — so it’s not much of a surprise Seattle felt compelled to bring back the guy who had 703 yards and six touchdowns last time he played with Russell Wilson.
Free agent WR Paul Richardson is visiting the Seahawks and could sign with the team later this week if he passes COVID-19 protocol.
The Seahawks drafted Richardson in 2014 so this sets up a possible reunion in Seattle. Richardson left to get paid big money in Washington after the 2017 season but failed to stay healthy enough to contribute. If signed back in Seattle, Richardson would merely be depth behind Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf and Phillip Dorsett. An injury to someone ahead of him on the depth chart would be required for him to have fantasy relevance.
The Redskins placed WR Paul Richardson on injured reserve with a hamstring injury.
Richardson finishes the season with just 28 catches for 245 and two touchdowns. Richardson has not lived up to the five-year contract he received from Washington in 2018. He has 48 catches for 507 yards and just four touchdowns in 17 games since the start of the 2018 season. Rookie Kelvin Harmon will likely see more snaps as a result.
Dec 13, 2019 · 6:39 PM EST
Redskins WR Paul Richardson (hamstring, out) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and is out for Week 15.