Garafolo: Seahawks may reunite with WR Paul Richardson


The Seahawks appear to have another reunion in the works. Mike Garafolo of NFL Network has reported that Paul Richardson is at the VMAC on Wednesday and could sign this week.

Richardson spent the last two seasons with the Redskins, catching a combined 48 passes for 507 yards and four touchdowns. He struggled to stay healthy, playing just 16 combined games. He was originally drafted by Seattle in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Despite having some nice moments, he never lived up to his draft stock. In four seasons with the Seahawks, Richardson posted 95 catches for 1302 yards and eight touchdowns.

If signed, he'd join the competition on the roster behind DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Phillip Dorsett is currently dealing with a sore foot, but he's presumably the team's No. 3 receiver assuming that injury isn't serious. That means he'd likely in the mix for the No. 4 spot on the depth chart along with David Moore. Richardson is a bit of a sore subject with Seahawks fans given he was drafted ahead of Davante Adams, Allen Robinson and Jarvis Landry.

Should Richardson sign with the Seahawks, it would be interesting to see what that means for Josh Gordon. Signing Richardson could indicate that Seattle doesn't believe Gordon will be reinstated by the NFL and available to play in a timely manner. Gordon is currently serving an indefinite suspension for violating the league's policies against substance of abuse and performance enhancing substances.