The Washington Redskins and free-agent wide receiver Paul Richardson are expected to reach an agreement on a contract, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday.
According to Garafolo, the deal would be worth $40 million over five years with $20 million guaranteed at signing.
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
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018
Richardson spent his first four seasons in Seattle after being selected in the second round in 2014. The 6-foot receiver busted out last year, compiling 44 receptions, 703 yards and six TDs.
The 25-year-old became a big-play target for Russell Wilson, playing off the attention paid to Doug Baldwin, averaging 16.0 yards per reception. His play all but guaranteed he priced himself out of Seattle.
The Seahawks’ loss is a big win for Washington, where Richardson will provide a deep target for Alex Smith opposite Josh Doctson, with Jamison Crowder patrolling the slot. The Redskins’ offense lacked a field-stretching option after DeSean Jackson left last season. Now Jay Gruden gets a new, young deep threat to help expand his remade offense.
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