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Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Date of Birth:  04/13/1992
Age:  30
Height  6'0"
Weight:   183
College:  Colorado
Drafted:  2014 | Round 2 | Pick 45
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Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR


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Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

The Seahawks are releasing Paul Richardson, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Richardson just recently signed with Seattle, so we'll see if he's potentially brought back when the dust settles over the next few days. Either way, Seattle is in good shape with D.K. Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, Josh Gordon, and Phillip Dorsett at receiver.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

The Seahawks signed Paul Richardson, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

Richardson spent the past two seasons in Washington, but he spent the first four years of his career with the Seahawks after Seattle took him in the second round of the 2014 draft. So Richardson already has familiarity and could have a role as a deep threat; but overall, he's not a recommended fantasy selection or pickup in standard-sized leagues at the moment.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

The Redskins are releasing Paul Richardson, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

Richardson signed a big five-year, $40 million contract with the Redskins in 2018, but he unfortunately had some trouble staying healthy in Washington. The new regime has decided its best to just move on, and this is probably a positive for Richardson, as the speedy receiver will have an opportunity to sign with a new team immediately instead of waiting for a wave of players to hit the open market next month. The former second-round pick of the Seahawks will turn just 28 years old this offseason.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

The Redskins have placed Paul Richardson on injured reserve.

Richardson has been dealing with a hamstring injury, and Washington is now shutting him down for the final three games. In his second year with the Redskins, Richardson finishes with 28 receptions, 245 yards, two touchdowns, and just 8.8 yards per reception. The veteran receiver probably won’t be a recommended late-round flier in drafts over the summer, but we’ll see what happens in training camp.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 15.

Richardson practiced the first two days of this week, but he missed today's practice and has been ruled out ahead of the weekend. Consider the veteran receiver week-to-week, though it's probably a good sign that he has not been placed on injured reserve yet.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson (hamstring) is officially out for Week 14.

Richardson remains week-to-week with his hamstring injury, and he should probably be dropped even in very deep redraft leagues.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 13.

This isn't surprising after Richardson just hurt his hamstring last week. Kelvin Harmon is set for a big role alongside Terry McLaurin this week against the Panthers.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson (hamstring) has been ruled out for the Redskins.

It's obviously not a good sign that Richardson has been ruled out for the rest of this game at the start of the second half. The speedy receiver has dealt with injuries throughout this season. Before leaving today's game, Richardson had one reception for six yards.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 11.

Richardson is dealing with a hamstring injury that hasn't gotten to where it needs to be entering the weekend, so the Redskins went ahead and ruled him out. Even in a good matchup against the Jets, Terry McLaurin is the only Washington receiver we recommend trusting in fantasy lineups.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson details injury-plagued 2018 season.

Richardson spoke extensively about the challenge of his first season with the Redskins last year, as his collarbone injury was injured at the beginning of training camp and then got worse as the season progressed. The 27-year-old receiver said he then landed on the shoulder on three consecutive passes during one practice, and that he never felt the same after that. "I was like, man something's not right," Richardson said; but he kept practicing and didn't make it a big issue with the training staff. Then during the regular season, the training staff did all they could, but he couldn't get comfortable, and eventually Richardson and the coaching staff would argue about how much he should practice. Eventually, the Redskins decided to place him on injured reserve on November 5, which Richardson says was the smart move to ensure he's healthy for 2019. After just 20 receptions for 262 yards and two touchdowns in seven games at less than 100% last year, a healthier Richardson should have a bigger impact statistically this season.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson (shoulder) is out for the season, head coach Jay Gruden has announced.

Richardson had been dealing with a shoulder issue and other injuries all season, but Gruden said he will get surgery and miss the remainder of the year. It's a big blow to a Redskins offense that already lacked playmakers on the outside, so the team will count on Josh Doctson, Maurice Harris, and others to step up. Signed to a five-year, $40-million contract in the spring, Richardson finishes his first season in Washington with 20 receptions for 262 yards and two touchdowns. He should be healthy ahead of training camp.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson catches two passes in Week 9.

Richardson was targeted six times against the Falcons, gaining 16 yards on his two receptions. Next week, Richardson has upside against a Buccaneers defense that's struggled this season, but there are probably better FLEX options in standard-sized fantasy leagues.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson catches two passes in Week 8.

Richardson gained 34 yards on his two receptions against the Giants, including a long of 25 yards. He also added one carry for seven yards. It was good to see Richardson healthy and in the lineup for the Redskins, but he's not a highly-recommended fantasy option right now. Next week against the Falcons is a solid matchup for him, though.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson (shoulder/knee) is active for Week 8.

After missing one game, Richardson is back for the Redskins. He’s probably not at 100%, but Richardson’s presence is an obvious boost for Alex Smith and the offense. Consider Richardson a weak FLEX option in his first game back.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson (shoulder/knee) is listed as questionable for Week 8.

Richardson is fully expected to play on Sunday against the Giants, but his status won't be certain until 11:30 AM ET on Sunday when the actives and inactives are released. Richardson being active would be give the Redskins a solid real-life boost on offense.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson (shoulder/knee) is inactive against the Cowboys.

Richardson was listed as doubtful entering the weekend, so this was expected. With Jamison Crowder (ankle) also out, Alex Smith is down his top two receivers in a big NFC East matchup with the Cowboys.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson (shoulder/knee) is doubtful for Week 7 against the Cowboys.

Richardson was able to play through his knee issue last week and find the end zone, but he's not expected to be out there in a big NFC East matchup this Sunday. The Redskins are very thin at receiver with Jamison Crowder (ankle) already ruled out.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson scores in win over the Panthers.

Richardson caught three passes for 31 yards, including a two-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter. The speedster was playing at less than 100% after getting injured in Week 5 against the Saints, but he was able to find the end zone in a 23-17 victory. Richardson won't be a recommended fantasy option against the Cowboys next Sunday.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson (shoulder/knee) is active for the Redskins.

Richardson is known for playing through injuries, and today is no different. Jamison Crowder is out for the Redskins, which could lead to more targets for Richardson. However, he's just a FLEX option against the Panthers.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson (shoulder/knee) is questionable for Week 6.

Richardson is probably a true game-time decision, but it's probably the knee that's giving him more of an issue after it knocked him out of Monday's loss to the Saints. Richardson's status will be known by noon on Sunday.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson (knee) is doubtful to return against the Saints.

It's unclear when Richardson suffered the knee injury, but his night is almost certainly done with the Redskins down by 30 points in the fourth quarter. Before leaving, Richardson caught four passes for 50 yards. More information on the extension of Richardson's injury should becomes available in the next 24-48 hours.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson catches 46-yard touchdown in win over the Packers.

Richardson scored on the first drive of the game when he got behind the Green Bay defense, went on the ground for the reception, and rolled into the end zone. It was his only catch of the game, as Washington led throughout and didn't look back. Richardson heads into the bye before a matchup against the burnable New Orleans secondary in Week 5.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson catches four passes in Week 2.

Richardson gained 63 yards on his four receptions (six targets), including a long gain of 34 yards. If you play Richardson next week against the Packers, you're hoping for a potential shootout.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson catches four passes in Week 1.

Richardson gained 22 yards on his four receptions in his Redskins debut. It was mostly a slow-and-steady offensive approach for Washington, but perhaps he’ll get more chances down the field next week against the Colts.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson has officially signed with the Redskins.

Richardson will step right in as a deep threat and top-three receiver along with Josh Doctson and Jamison Crowder in Washington. Alex Smith has an extremely underrated deep ball that he showed off more than ever in 2017, so it’ll be interesting to see the type of connection he has with each of his receivers. Richardson will be a target at the end of fantasy drafts for now, but we’ll see what happens throughout offseason training and the preseason.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Wide receiver Paul Richardson is expected to sign with the Redskins.

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports it's a five-year, $40 million deal for Richardson. The former Seahawks receiver will add a speed component that was missing from Washington's offense last season, and he'll look to solidify the receiving corps with Josh Doctson and Jamison Crowder. The signing cannot become official until tomorrow at 4:00 PM ET, but these things typically don't fall apart, and the Redskins have been linked with Richardson from the beginning.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson doesn't catch a pass in Week 17.

Richardon's season ends with 44 receptions for 703 yards and six touchdowns, as he continued his ascension from the end of last year and played well as a big-play guy for the Seahawks. Richardon's contract is up, but he'll turn just 26 this offseason and the Seahawks will probably want to keep him around. He makes a lot of plays for them on the outside, and other teams will be interested in signing him.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson caught two passes for 21 yards in Sunday's win over Dallas.

Richardson also nearly made an unbelievable jumping grab along the sidelines, but he foot was just out of bounds. The former second-round pick has flashed major ability all year, but Seattle's offense isn't consistent enough for him to be a recommended fantasy option in Week 17, especially since he might see a lot of Patrick Peterson on the perimeter.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson gets team-high seven targets in Week 15.

Richardson and basically the entire Seahawks offense weren't themselves against the Rams, and Richardson caught only two passes for 18 yards in the loss. Look for him to bounce back next week against the Cowboys, but he's a bit of a boom/bust option.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson scores 61-yard touchdown in loss to the Jaguars.

Richardson was able to get deep in the fourth quarter, and he finished with three receptions for 72 yards and the score. It was an uncharacteristic game from Jacksonville's elite secondary, but it's unlikely that the Rams allow receivers to roam free down the sideline next Sunday in a huge matchup for first place in the NFC West. Richardson was held to 35 yards against Los Angeles earlier this season.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson gets four targets in Week 13.

Richardson caught two passes for eight yards against the Eagles. He did have a shot at a jump ball that he normally comes down with, but it went off his hands. Richardson has a tough task dealing with Jacksonville's elite secondary next week, so he's probably best left out of fantasy lineups.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson leads Seahawks in Week 12 receiving.

Given another week to get over his groin issue, Richardson appeared healthier against the 49ers, catching four of seven targets for 70 yards in the victory. Richardson was the most reliable guy for Russell Wilson throughout the game, and he continues to be a key contributor on the outside for Seattle. Next week against the Eagles is a pretty good matchup for Richardson, and he'll be in the FLEX conversation.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson gets eight targets in Week 11.

Richardson caught five passes for 56 yards against the Falcons, as he was the second leading receiver the team and continued to battle through his groin issue. Richardson has had at least 40 yards in each of the last five games, and he'll be in the FLEX conversation against the 49ers.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson catches one pass in Week 10.

Richardson came into the game dealing with a groin issue, and it appeared rookie Amara Darboh might've taken some of his snaps early with him not at 100%. Richardson made the most of his lone reception, though, as it was a 43-yarder on a pass down the field by Russell Wilson. Look for the fourth-year receiver to take this mini bye week to get healthy and ready to go for Week 11's Monday night matchup with Atlanta. He had four receptions for 83 yards against them in the playoffs last season.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson (groin) is officially active tonight.

Richardson was listed as questionable for the game, but he was expected to be ready to go and now is. There are reports Richardson might be limited some in the game, but we'd expect him to tough it out and play close to his full amount of snaps. He's a FLEX option as someone that might be able to avoid lockdown cornerback Patrick Peterson for much of the night.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson (groin) is listed as questionable for tomorrow night.

Richardson is expected to be ready to go on a short week, but it's no guarantee. Check back in tomorrow night when the actives and inactives are released by 7:00 PM ET.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson catches all three targets in Week 9.

Richardson gained 41 yards on his three receptions against the Redskins. The fourth-year receiver is currently on pace for 50 receptions, 930 yards, and ten touchdowns this season, as he's emerged as an integral member of Seattle's offense dating back to the end of last season.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson plays great in Week 8 win.

Richardson worked as a superb target for Russell Wilson in Seattle's big win over the Texans, catching six of seven targets for 105 yards and two touchdowns in the game. His one touchdown came on a play where he made a nice catch running across the end zone and Wilson hit him with a pinpoint pass; and the other came on a pass to the end zone after a scramble that looked like it was maybe intended for Doug Baldwin, but Richardson slid in and caught it. He also had an excellent 48-yard catch on a jump ball late in the game, and it seems like Richardson only makes spectacular catches. He gets the Redskins next week and is in the FLEX conversation, though he does have a low floor.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson scores in Week 7.

Richardson was targeted two times, catching both passes for over 20 yards and racking up 61 yards in the win over the Giants. The touchdown was a 38-yarder on a flea flicker that looked like it might've been an intercepted but was ruled simultaneous possession. The big-play receiver has three touchdowns on the season, but he's more of a real-life playmaker for Seattle than he is a reliable fantasy option.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson caught three passes for 65 yards in Sunday night's win.

Richardson now has 59 yards or a touchdown in every game this season, but he has just 11 catches this season. He's on pace for only 692 receiving yards and eight touchdowns, as Seattle spreads the ball around too much for him to put up big-time numbers. There are better fantasy options for Week 5.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson gets seven targets in Week 3.

Richardson caught two of the seven targets for 30 yards and a touchdown versus the Titans. It's Richardson's second straight week with a touchdown for the Seahawks and he's proven to be a reliable receiver for Russell Wilson, but he's not quite trustworthy in most fantasy lineups yet. However, a matchup with the Colts could be a good one for Richardson, and he'll be especially worth a look if Doug Baldwin (groin) was to miss the game.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson catches clutch touchdown in Week 2 win.

Richardson had only two receptions (on five targets) for 19 yards in the game, but he had a clutch touchdown in the fourth quarter for the only touchdown of the game. The score was on a route in the end zone while Russell Wilson was rolling left and trusted Richardson to come back and make the play. It's good to see Richardson healthy and making plays for his team as he builds off the end of last year.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson gets seven targets in Week 1.

His seven targets against the Packers were tied for a team lead with Jimmy Graham. Richardson caught four of them for 59 yards. He's clearly a starter on the outside for Seattle after playing so well at the end of last season. Richardson will have some big weeks and is definitely worth a roster spot on fantasy rosters.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

There's "no question" Paul Richardson will be ready for the season opener.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters today that Richardson jumped right back into practice (on a limited basis) today after injuring his shoulder during Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers. Richardson likely realizes he has a great opportunity to be one of Seattle's top three receivers this season and doesn't want to give anyone a chance to take that away. If that is indeed what Richardson is thinking, it's a great attitude to have and one that Pete Carroll and the Seahawks will love. Richardson has sleeper potential as someone that stepped up and made plays at the end of last season and in the playoffs for the Seahawks.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Seahawks receiver Paul Richardson leaves preseason game with shoulder injury.

Richardson started the game with Russell Wilson and the rest of the starters, catching the first pass for the Seahawks. He then made a beautiful diving catch when he laid out for a 25-yard reception, but he ran over to the sideline with a limp right shoulder. Hopefully the injury isn't too bad and he can be on the practice field soon because it looks like he's going to be one of the Seahawks' top three receivers.

Paul Richardson shows up again in the Divisional Round.

Richardson caught four-of-five targets for 83 yards. His only incomplete target was on a deep ball that he nearly had (it was initially ruled a catch). Richardson played great since he got more time late in the season for the Seahawks. He may surpass Jermaine Kearse on Seattle's depth chart next season.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson makes three highlight catches in playoff win.

Richardson had three receptions for 48 yards and a touchdown. His touchdown was one of the best catches all season when he caught it one handed on an under thrown pass in the endzone while holding off a defender by the facemask (which he got away with). Richardson might be a big factor for the Seahawks in their playoff run.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson had four receptions for 40 yards against the Niners.

He ends his regular season with 21 catches for 288 yards and a touchdown and will be one of Seattle's main deep threats in the playoffs.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson catches four passes for 42 yards and a touchdown against Arizona.

With Tyler Lockett suffering what is presumable a serious ankle/leg injury, Richardson could have a bigger role in Week 17. He's hard to trust in your lineup, however.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson caught one pass for 17 yards in Week 12.

As a situational player for the Seahawks, he's not a fantasy option.

Paul Richardson | Free Agent WR

Paul Richardson catches two passes for 52 yards against the Patriots in Week 10.

He's more important to the Seahawks than he is your fantasy team. Leave him on the waiver wire.