Paul Richardson

Seattle Seahawks
Wide Receiver #10
Seattle Seahawks
Wide Receiver #10

Paul Richardson News

Cut quickly by Seahawks

Richardson was released by the Seahawks on Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: 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 immediate enter free agency.

Sep 5, 2020 11:28 AM EST

Officially signs with Seattle

Richardson signed a contract with the Seahawks on Saturday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Richardson played four seasons with the Seahawks from 2014-2017 but never emerged as a true starting option until his final year, as 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 D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett.

Aug 29, 2020 12:03 PM EST

Seattle reunion possible

Richardson (hamstring) is visiting the Seahawks and could re-sign with the team this week, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Richardson, who was cut by Washington back in February, could offer the Seahawks reliable depth at receiver. His only productive season in the NFL occurred 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 signing any potential contract.

Aug 26, 2020 5:14 PM EST

Cut by Washington

Richardson is being released by Washington, John Keim of reports.

Analysis: 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 season 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.

Feb 14, 2020 9:36 AM EST

Looking like a cap casualty

Richardson (hamstring) may be cut this offseason,'s John Keim reports.

Analysis: 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.

Feb 7, 2020 10:10 AM EST

Moved to injured reserve

Richardson (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: It's a disappointing end to Richardson's season, as the 27-year-old simply couldn't get on the field after re-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 game since joining the Redskins two years ago. Cutting Richardson would save the Redskins $2.5 million in cap space next year.

Dec 14, 2019 1:19 PM EST

Out again with hammy issue

Richardson (hamstring) has been ruled out Sunday's game against the Eagles, John Keim of reports.

Analysis: Richardson was able to practice in a limited capacity this week, 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.

Dec 13, 2019 9:56 AM EST

Puts in another limited practice

Richardson (hamstring) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday.

Analysis: 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 work on his availability for Sunday's contest against the Eagles.

Dec 12, 2019 1:44 PM EST

Officially limited Wednesday

Richardson was a limited practice participant Wednesday.

Analysis: Although interim coach Bill Callahan told Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic that Richardson practiced fully Wednesday, the official injury report said otherwise. If we take Callahan at his word, Richardson seems to be trending in the right direction after missing three of the last four games due to a hamstring injury. Richardson has two more chances this week to elevate to all activity in practice.

Dec 11, 2019 2:46 PM EST

Full practice Wednesday

Richardson (hamstring) practiced fully Wednesday, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: This marks Richardson's first practice reps since aggravating a hamstring injury Week 12 against the Lions. Because he was able to handle every rep Wednesday, he appears good to go for the Redskins' Week 15 divisional matchup with the Eagles. In three games with Dwayne Haskins as the team's starting signal-caller, Richardson has managed eight catches (on 11 targets) for 82 yards and no touchdowns.

Dec 11, 2019 12:15 PM EST

Won't face Green Bay

Richardson (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Green Bay, Craig Hoffman of 106.7 The Fan Washington reports.

Analysis: With Richardson and Trey Quinn (concussion) both set to be inactive, Washington will roll with Terry McLaurin, Kelvin Harmon and Steven Sims in three-wide formations. Harmon has made a strong case to continue playing even if/when Richardson returns to health.

Dec 6, 2019 9:52 AM EST

Not at practice Friday

Richardson (hamstring) isn't participating in Friday's practice, Kyle Stackpole of the Redskins' official site reports.

Analysis: After sitting out the Week 13 win over the Panthers, Richardson failed to practice at any point Wednesday through Friday. That all but ensures that he'll be sidelined Sunday against the Packers, though confirmation on that front won't arrive until the Redskins release their final injury report of the week later Friday.

Dec 6, 2019 8:12 AM EST

No practice reps Wednesday

Richardson (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Richardson has been tending to a hamstring injury since the Redskins' Week 10 bye, containing him to 15 offensive snaps Week 12 against the Lions and no other game action otherwise. He's not setting himself up to make a return Sunday at Green Bay, but two practices remain for him to do just that.

Dec 4, 2019 10:41 AM EST

Out with hamstring injury

Richardson (hamstring) won't play in Sunday's game at Carolina, John Keim of reports.

Analysis: Richardson has been one of the league's least productive wide receivers on a per-play basis, posting a 28-245-2 receiving line on 400 offensive snaps. His absence locks in rookie Kelvin Harmon for a top-three role alongside Terry McLaurin and quasi-invisible slot man Trey Quinn.

Nov 29, 2019 10:27 AM EST

Logs DNP on Thursday

Richardson (hamstring) was held out of practice Thursday, John Keim of reports.

Analysis: Richardson will have one more opportunity to make his presence felt on the practice field this week, but his inability to participate so far doesn't bode well for active status Sunday at Carolina. Friday's injury report will provide the last word on his potential to suit up.

Nov 28, 2019 10:35 AM EST

Not practicing Wednesday

Richardson (hamstring) is not participating in Wednesday's practice, John Keim of reports.

Analysis: Richardson aggravated his hamstring injury during this past Sunday's game against the Lions. The issue had previously caused him to sit out Week 11. Richardson is trending in the wrong direction for Week 13's tilt against the Panthers, and if he were to miss any time rookie Kelvin Harmon would stand to play an increased role on offense.

Nov 27, 2019 10:29 AM EST

Aggravates hamstring Sunday

Richardson won't return to Sunday's game against the Lions due to a hamstring injury, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Analysis: Richardson logged his first DNP of the season Week 11 against the Jets, but after following an LP/FP/FP practice regimen in advance of this contest, he was cleared to play through his hamstring concern. It appears he's aggravated the issue, ending the day with one catch (on two targets) for six yards.

Nov 24, 2019 11:49 AM EST

Logs full workout

Richardson (hamstring) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: After upgrading from limited participation Wednesday in the Redskins' first practice session of Week 12, Richardson looks like he'll be ready to play Sunday against the Lions. Since Richardson only missed one game on account of the injury, he should immediately step back into a starting role, thereby leaving fewer snaps to go around for rookie Kelvin Harmon.

Nov 21, 2019 2:04 PM EST

Logs limited showing Wednesday

Richardson (hamstring) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday.

Analysis: Prior to logging his first absence of the season this past Sunday versus the Jets, Richardson didn't practice at all, so he's making his first noticeable progress as he recovers from a hamstring injury. He'll attempt to be a full participant by week's end, but in any case his Week 12 status should get some clarity by the release of Friday's practice report.

Nov 20, 2019 2:09 PM EST

Resumes individual work

Richardson (hamstring) is participating in individual drills during Wednesday's practice, John Keim of reports.

Analysis: Richardson missed his first game of the season Week 11 due to a hamstring injury. He'll likely need to resume practicing in full before retaking the field. If Richardson is unable to return to full health in time for Sunday's tilt against the Lions, expect Trey Quinn, Kelvin Harmon and Steven Sims to once again see increased work behind No. 1 receiver Terry McLaurin.

Nov 20, 2019 10:16 AM EST

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