Expectation around the league from multiple personnel execs is that former #Seahawks WR Paul Richardson will wind up signing a deal later this week w/ the #Redskins.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 13, 2018
Coming out of the combine, Redskins were looking to add a "speed" WR to line up on the other side of Josh Doctson
Redskins are expected to sign WR Paul Richardson to a five-year, $40 million deal with $20 million in guarantees, sources say.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 13, 2018
The Redskins are reportedly going to sign their top target at WR this week. Former Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson is expected to sign a 5 year deal worth $40 million, with $20 million in guarantees. Richardson(6”, 183lbs, 25yo) had his best season in the NFL last year with 44 catches for 703 yards and 6 TDs.
He is a former 2nd round pick out of Colorado, who tore his ACL in 2012 before his junior season. Richardson also tore his ACL at the end of his rookie season in a playoff win over the Panthers. Richardson’s 2015 season also ended early due to injury(hamstring).
The name that has been linked to the Redskins for weeks has been the Seahawks’ Paul Richardson. The Redskins sorely missed DeSean Jackson’s speed last season and Head Coach Jay Gruden has talked about adding some juice to the WR position. Richardson has the ability to make big plays, and would be a good player for new Redskins QB Alex Smith this season.
I just want to say thank you to the entire seahawks organization for believing in me, drafting… https://t.co/5lkJ0Sn60y— Paul Richardson Jr (@prichiejr) March 13, 2018
UPDATE: Contract details released
Contract details for new #Redskins WR Paul Richardson, per league source: $12.5 fully guaranteed right now. $16.5M if he's on roster 5th day of league year in 2019. $20M guaranteed for injury only— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) March 16, 2018