Paul Richardson

Paul Richardson

Wide Receiver #10
Team: Washington Redskins
Ht / Wt:6'0" / 175 lb.
College:Colorado
Age:28
Born:April 13, 1992
Drafted:2014 / Rd. 2 (45)
Draft Team:SEA

Paul Richardson: Cut by Washington

Richardson is being released by Washington, John Keim of ESPN.com 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.

February 14, 2020 9:36 AM EST

Paul Richardson: Looking like a cap casualty

Richardson (hamstring) may be cut this offseason, ESPN.com'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.

February 7, 2020 10:10 AM EST

Paul Richardson: 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.

December 14, 2019 1:19 PM EST

Paul Richardson: Out again with hammy issue

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

December 13, 2019 9:56 AM EST

Paul Richardson: 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.

December 12, 2019 1:44 PM EST

Paul Richardson: 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.

December 11, 2019 2:46 PM EST

Paul Richardson: 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.

December 11, 2019 12:15 PM EST

Paul Richardson: 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.

December 6, 2019 9:52 AM EST

Paul Richardson: 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.

December 6, 2019 8:12 AM EST

Paul Richardson: 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.

December 4, 2019 10:41 AM EST

Paul Richardson: Out with hamstring injury

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

November 29, 2019 10:27 AM EST

Paul Richardson: Logs DNP on Thursday

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

November 28, 2019 10:35 AM EST

Paul Richardson: Not practicing Wednesday

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

November 27, 2019 10:29 AM EST

Paul Richardson: 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.

November 24, 2019 11:49 AM EST

Paul Richardson: 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.

November 21, 2019 2:04 PM EST

Paul Richardson: 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.

November 20, 2019 2:09 PM EST

Paul Richardson: Resumes individual work

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

November 20, 2019 10:16 AM EST

Paul Richardson: Missing first game of 2019

Richardson (hamstring) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Jets.

Analysis: The hamstring injury prevented Richardson from practicing in any fashion this week, essentially ensuring that he would miss his first game of the season. With Richardson on the sideline in Week 11, Trey Quinn, Kelvin Harmon and Steven Sims should all be in line for enhanced snaps and targets behind top wideout Terry McLaurin.

November 15, 2019 12:24 PM EST

Paul Richardson: No practice reps Thursday

Richardson (hamstring) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Richardson has yet to step on the field this week due to a hamstring injury. Friday's practice report should give some clarity on his odds to suit up Sunday against the Jets.

November 14, 2019 1:40 PM EST

Paul Richardson: No practice reps Wednesday

Richardson (hamstring) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: A part of the 30th-ranked offense, Richardson has surpassed 40 receiving yards just twice and caught four-plus passes on three occasions through the first nine games of the season. With a hamstring injury in tow, his status will be one to monitor as the weekend approaches. If he's able to suit up Sunday versus the Jets, Richardson will be working with rookie Dwayne Haskins, which is expected to hold for the rest of the season.

November 13, 2019 2:17 PM EST

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