Richardson was released by the Seahawks on Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. The writing was on the wall following David Moore's contract restructuring. The addition of Josh Gordon, who could be reinstated at some point in the near future, and the return of Phillip Dorsett (foot) to practice made Richardson expendable. He'll join a host of notable names to immediately enter free agency.
Richardson signed a contract with the Seahawks on Saturday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Richardson played four seasons with the Seahawks from 2014-17 but never emerged as a true starting option until his final year, when he posted career highs in receptions (44), receiving yards (703) and touchdowns (six). With Phillip Dorsett (foot) expected to be out for "some time" according to coach Pete Carroll, Richardson offers a unique type of speed behind the likes of DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett.
Richardson (hamstring) visited the Seahawks on Wednesday and could re-sign with the team this week, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Richardson, who was cut by Washington back in February, could offer the Seahawks a experienced depth option at receiver. His most productive NFL season came with Seattle in 2017, when Richardson connected with Russell Wilson for 44 catches, 703 yards and six scores. The 28-year-old will need to clear a physical and go through necessary COVID-19 protocols before putting pen to paper on any deal with Seattle.
Richardson is being released by Washington, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. It isn't clear if Richardson was approached about a pay cut before the final decision was made. Either way, he'll be free to immediately sign with a new team, after making it just two seasons deep on a five-year, $40 million contract. Richardson, who will turn 28 in April, missed the final five games of 2019 with a hamstring injury. A 44-703-6 receiving line for the 2017 Seahawks represents the only productive season on his NFL resume.
Richardson (hamstring) may be cut this offseason, ESPN.com's John Keim reports. Entering the third season of a five-year, $40 million contract, Richardson will have $2 million of his $6 million base salary become guaranteed if he's still on the Washington roster on the fifth day of the 2020 league year (March 22). Coming off a pair of injury-plagued seasons, Richardson likely needs to renegotiate his contract to have any shot at sticking around with the new coaching staff in Washington. The 27-year-old finished 2019 on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, making his final appearance Week 12.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/12||Los Angeles Chargers||7||20.25|
|2||09/16||New York Giants||9||20.38|
|5||10/10||New Orleans Saints||16||22.00|
|6||10/17||Kansas City Chiefs||2||18.47|
|7||10/24||@Green Bay Packers||6||19.56|
|10||11/14||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||19||23.50|
|13||12/05||@Las Vegas Raiders||23||24.25|
|3 Year Avg||26||16||169||1||8||10.56||22|