Seahawks Place Paul Richardson On IR

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll announced that the team has placed wide receiver Paul Richardson on the injured reserve, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times (via Twitter). Taking his place on the 53-man roster will be quarterback B.J. Daniels.

The rookie wide receiver suffered a torn ACL in Saturday night’s victory. The injury, which was first reported by Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports (via Twitter), could impact his status for the start of the 2015 season. Richardson, a second-round choice out of Colorado, was Seattle’s top pick in the 2014 Draft. He saw a big boost in playing time after Percy Harvin was shipped to the Jets in the fall. In 15 regular-season games this season, he had 29 receptions for 271 yards and one touchdown. Nearly half of those catches came in the final three regular season games of the year, however.

Daniels is listed as a quarterback, but he offers versatility and the ability to fill in at a number of positions. Carroll noted that the hard-working special teams player can play wide receiver, running back, and contribute on special teams (via Terry Blount of on Twitter).

Carroll says that Kevin Norwood will step up to play more with Richardson out, though he’ll take a “wait and see” approach to who takes over kickoff returning (via Condotta on Twitter).

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