A promising start to Paul Richardson‘s career has again been obscured by an injury. The Seahawks placed their 2014 second-round pick on injured reserve after he’s been unable to shake a hamstring malady, Curtis Crabtree of Pro Football Talk reports.
The Seahawks promoted ex-Packers running back DuJuan Harris from their practice squad to fill Richardson’s roster spot.
Richardson caught 29 passes for 271 yards and a touchdown in 15 games (and six starts) as a rookie but missed Super Bowl XLIX after tearing an ACL in Seattle’s divisional playoff win against the Panthers.
The 23-year-old Colorado product snared a 40-yard reception in his first game back after coming off IR-DTR in Week 10 but suffered the hamstring ailment soon after and hasn’t practiced since.
Considered a candidate to contribute this week against the Vikings, Richardson won’t face as daunting of a rehab process as he did this year. But his status in Seattle’s obviously in decline as a result of this scant availability. “His hamstring just isn’t coming back,” Pete Carroll told media regarding Richardson’s Week 13 status. “We’re just disappointed that he wasn’t able to continue to get back and it’s just lingered a little bit.”