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Seahawks sign top draft pick Paul Richardson

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The Seattle Seahawks continue to lock up members of their 2014 draft class.

Wide receiver Paul Richardson announced via Twitter that he had signed his contract with the team Tuesday afternoon. A team spokesman confirmed the signing. Per NFL rules, the deal is a four-year contract.

Richardson was Seattle’s top selection in the draft, selected with the No. 45 overall pick in the second round.

As a senior at Colorado, Richardson caught 83 passes for 1,343 yards and 10 touchdowns in 12 games for the Buffaloes. Richardson is expected to be an outside receiver and possible punt returner for Seattle.

Richardson practiced just one day with the team during last weekend’s rookie mini-camp. He flashed his speed and catching ability all over the field, including a 63-yard touchdown catch from undrafted rookie free agent Keith Price. However, Richardson banged his shoulder diving for a pass on the final play of Friday’s practice and sat out the final two days as a precaution. Head coach Pete Carroll said Richardson would be fine a couple of days.

Seattle has now signed five of their nine draft picks. Richardson, fourth-round defensive end Cassius Marsh, fifth-round defensive tackle Jimmy Staten, sixth-round cornerback Eric Pinkins and seventh-round fullback Kiero Small have all signed their rookie deals.

Second-round right tackle Justin Britt, fourth-round receiver Kevin Norwood, fourth-round linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis and sixth-round tackle Garrett Scott remain unsigned. Scott did not pass a physical in order to participate during the team’s rookie mini-camp.

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11 Responses to “Seahawks sign top draft pick Paul Richardson”
  1. kamthechancellor says: May 20, 2014 10:46 PM

    SuperBowl! Oh wait, that already happened. Repeat!

    Go Hawks!

  2. seabrawk12 says: May 20, 2014 10:50 PM

    Go Hawks.

  3. benjaminseikar says: May 20, 2014 11:11 PM

    The Seahawks are Building a Dynasty.

  4. kidsamoa260 says: May 20, 2014 11:21 PM

    Thanks everyone for coming, that’s a wrap! Championship!

  5. pacificnw7722 says: May 20, 2014 11:58 PM

    This dude has the speed of Percy Harvin and has NO PROBLEM torching secondaries.

  6. whatjusthapped says: May 21, 2014 5:21 AM

    Welcome to the PED medicine cabinet Paul, its over by the first door on the left, help yourself.

    Everybody else on this team does.

  7. ptfpoetlovestheseahawks says: May 21, 2014 11:42 AM

    PED jokes are overplayed. We all know the difference between performance enhancing drugs and substance drugs. No show that YOU do.

  8. gashmr says: May 21, 2014 12:17 PM

    I cannot wait for the season to begin. Dynasty? I would like that to happen but dynasties take a lot of things falling into place.

    But before there were dynasties in Pittsburgh, San Francisco, or New England there were teams that histories of going nowhere prior to the dynasty coming around for a stay.

    Seattle could become a dynasty if the management keeps a lid on salary cap and drafts great. that is what really creates dynasties is great new players coming in to fill the shoes of those who leave.

  9. thebirdofprey2 says: May 21, 2014 12:29 PM

    I love the Paul Richardson draft pick even thought I didn’t at first only because I thought we would get a big body WR and Cody Latimer was there.

    Listening to him talk about running an electronic 4.28 and watching his tapes burning CBs standing 10 yards off the line made me think this guy has Desean Jackson potential. Pete Carroll knows is offense and the true deep threat will put safeties to the test with Richardson, Harvin and Lynch on the field.

  10. seahawksbmx says: May 21, 2014 1:26 PM

    The new CBA has its flaws, but I love that the days of first round holdouts are a thing of the past, not to mention unproven busts (e.g., Aaron Curry) getting outrageous contracts prior to even stepping on the field.

    If Richardson & Percy are both healthy all season, it should be a matchup nightmare for defenses.

  11. buzzkillbill says: May 21, 2014 2:59 PM

    The Seahawks played fast last year; way fast. This year we get Percy, Richardson and a good bit of Christine Michael. Yikes! A whole new level of fast.
    This is gonna be fun.

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