Seahawks Release WR Paul Richardson

Paul Richardson‘s reunion with the Seahawks turned out to be brief. Just about a week after inking a deal with Seattle Richardson has been released, a source told Tom Pelissero of NFL Network (Twitter link).

The Seahawks’ re-signing of Josh Gordon a couple of days ago must’ve made Richardson expendable. Seattle originally drafted the Colorado product in the second round back in 2014. Injuries and vets ahead of him on the depth chart limited his effectiveness his first few years, but he broke out in 2017.

That season he showed great promise as a deep threat, catching 44 passes for 703 yards and six touchdowns. The career year came right as he was hitting free agency, and inspired Washington to give him a five-year, $40MM contract.

That was a disaster nearly immediately, as injuries limited him to just 17 games over two years with the team and he failed to top 262 yards in either campaign. Washington released him earlier this year and he was hoping to jumpstart his career back where it started. Now it appears his comeback will have to begin elsewhere.

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