Paul Richardson expected to land with Washington

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Alex Smith is going to have a fast new target to throw to when he gets to his new team.

According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, Washington is expected to sign Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson to a five-year, $40 million deal with $20 million in guarantees.

The 25-year-old Richardson caught 44 passes for 703 yards and six touchdowns last year, and impressive 16.0-yard average.

That kind of vertical threat will help Smith, who was actually better than his reputation last year when throwing downfield.

24 responses to “Paul Richardson expected to land with Washington

  1. Terrific signing. He’s the best WR in this crop of free agency period. This will be this decade’s Santana Moss signing from 2005. Ace add by the ace franchise in the NFL. I love being a Redskins fan.

  2. He’s the best WR in this crop of free agency period. This will be this decade’s Santana Moss signing from 2005.

    I don’t think that means what you think it means.

  3. Not sure who this guy is but when the fans of his previous team are upset about losing him that make this Skins fan happy because it says a lot about the player…and I don’t really trust the Redskins brass too much.

  4. WR in his prime, who is ready to break out. The skins were missing that speedy WR who could take the top off of the defense. This will mean Crowder will have a 100+ receiving year. Like the fact they didn’t go after a under performing Watkins, and and injured Robinson. Team him with Doctson, Crowder, and TE Reed…should be a formidable group.

  5. I hate seeing him leave Seattle. They are going to have a lot of holes to fill. P-Rich has some great hands and finally has his speed back after his injury/surgery.

  6. Total overpay. He’s a decent player, but always hurt and only gets separation when Wilson scrambles. Good on the ball but not open very often in a conventional scheme.

  7. would’ve liked to keep him. showed great passcatching ability this last year.

    He’s skinny though – injuries/durability have always been his issue. hard to say these days what contract value is right – but if he can stay on the field, he’s a good player.

  8. Would rather see them go after Moncrief. Bigger rangier WR with less injury proneness….which isnt a word but you know what I mean.

  9. This offense sorely lacked speed, any speed to even put a dent on the top. The team needed health and D Jax last year to be close to the playoffs. Smith is as good as Cousins and speed is back, only need a new training staff to fix this side of the ball.

  10. So Seattle got rid of Jermaine Kearse, who makes less money than Paul Richardson is going to make, and they will lose Jimmy Graham and Richardson. Great job! Tyler Lockett is going to have to step up. Or may be Russell Wilson can pass the ball to himself and be the team’s leading receiver and running back.

  11. When on the field; a deep threat with very good speed. Not a great route runner, but was improving. Seemed a bit injury prone, but not sure it would continue. Sometimes it’s just the breaks.

    Would have liked him to remain with the Seahawks, but not sure they would have been close to the numbers he ended up getting. Good for him. Good pick up by Redskins.

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