Defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson has signed with the Vikings. The details of the contract are as of yet unknown. This will be Richardson’s second stint with the Minnesota Vikings since he began his career in 2013.
ESPN’s Field Yates reported the news via Twitter on Tuesday morning.
The Vikings have officially re-signed DT Sheldon Richardson.
Richardson was arguably the best free agent available on the market and gets the chance to play at a high level amongst a very talented defensive line. Impact addition.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 15, 2021
Richardson was drafted with the 13th pick of the first round in 2013. He spent the first four years of his career with the Jets, making one Pro Bowl in 2014. He was then traded to the Seahawks, spending one year in Seattle.
His first stint with the Vikings was only one season long. During that 2018 season, he played in all 16 games, tallied 4.5 sacks and 49 combined tackles. Richardson has been contributing to the Browns pass rush since 2019 on a three year deal that ended with his release in April of 2016.
Now, the former defensive rookie of the year is returning to a depleted Vikings defense to try and wrestle the NFC North crown away from the Packers.
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