General manager John Schneider confirmed the news, saying there's a "50/50 chance" Richardson will open next year on the PUP list. Richardson tore his ACL during the team's playoff win over the Panthers.
"His surgery went great, and he’s such a freak athlete that I wouldn’t put anything past him, but I think there’s a 50/50 chance he goes into the PUP window, and we need to continue to address that position much like we do every other position," Schneider said. If Richardson goes on the PUP list, he would miss the first six games of the 2015 season.
Richardson was drafted in the second round of the 2014 draft. He hauled in 29 catches for 271 yards and a score during his rookie season.
He caught one of two targets for 21 yards Saturday. Seattle will host Green Bay in next Sunday's NFC Championship Game.
Richardson proved to be Russell Wilson's favorite option during the contest, receiving seven targets. He came up with five catches, and led the club with 60 receiving yards. After being used sparingly early in the year, Richardson caught 10 balls over the team's final two regular season games. He finishes the season with 29 catches for 271 yards and one score.
If Kearse sits out, rookie
Kearse left Week 16 against Arizona with a hamstring injury. He caught one pass for 8 yards before leaving the contest. Through 15 games, Kearse has 38 catches for 537 yards and one touchdown.
The Seahawks are a 12-point home favorite against St. Louis.
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