Free agent defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson has decided to sign with the Cleveland Browns according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Cleveland is giving Richardson a three-year deal worth $39 million with $21.5 million guaranteed.
Browns are giving former Vikings' DT Sheldon Richardson a three-year, $39 deal that includes $21.5 million guaranteed, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2019
Richardson has spent time with the New York Jets, the Seattle Seahawks and most recently the Minnesota Vikings for last season. He has 23.5 sacks and 49 tackles for loss in his career. The 28-year-old won the Defensive Rookie of the Year Award in 2013 and made the Pro Bowl in 2014.
Cleveland has made a concerted effort to improve their defensive line, as they signed Richardson and also traded for Olivier Vernon. With Myles Garrett already in the fold, it should be an area of strength for the Browns next season.