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.
Richardson (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. It's a disappointing end to Richardson's season, as the 27-year-old simply couldn't get on the field after aggravating a hamstring injury in Week 11. It'll be interesting to see how the Redskins handle Richardson's contract in the offseason, as the former Seahawk has played in just 17 of a possible 32 games since joining the Redskins two years ago. Cutting Richardson would save the Redskins $2.5 million in cap space next year.
Richardson (hamstring) has been ruled out Sunday's game against the Eagles, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Richardson was able to practice in a limited capacity Wednesday and Thursday before sitting out Friday's session, so he should have a shot to play Week 16 and/or 17. His continued absence, along with that of Trey Quinn (concussion), leaves regular snaps for Kelvin Harmon and Steven Sims behind No. 1 target Terry McLaurin.
Richardson (hamstring) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday. Richardson has made just one appearance in the Redskins' last four games, but by maintaining some work in practice this week, he's making inroads in his recovery from a hamstring issue. Friday's injury could provide the final word on his availability for Sunday's contest against the Eagles.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/11||Los Angeles Rams||14||19.63|
|6||10/18||@New York Giants||29||26.00|
|9||11/08||New York Giants||29||26.00|
|14||12/13||@San Francisco 49ers||11||18.68|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||52||31||403||3||19||13.00||58|