The Seattle Seahawks have placed wide receiver Paul Richardson on injured reserve and promoted running back DuJuan Harris from the practice squad.
Richardson appeared in just one game for Seattle this season after starting the year on the physically unable to perform list. Richardson missed the first eight games while recovering from an ACL injury suffering against the Carolina Panthers in the Divisional Round of the NFC Playoffs last January.
In his first game back against the Arizona Cardinals, Richardson caught one pass for 40 yards. However, he injured his hamstring on the play and hasn’t been able to practice since.
Head coach Pete Carroll had been optimistic early in the week about Richardson’s chances to play this week against the Minnesota Vikings. But Richardson wouldn’t practice all week and Carroll’s optimism was gone by Friday.
“His hamstring just isn’t coming back,” Carroll said. “We’re just disappointed that he wasn’t able to continue to get back and it’s just lingered a little bit.”
Carroll said it was unlikely Richardson would make it back next week either and said “we’ll wait and see” over whether a roster move would be made with him. That move has now been made and Richardson’s season is over.
Harris has been with Seattle’s practice squad the last two weeks. He appeared in 19 games for the Green Bay Packers between 2012-14. He has 59 career carries for 263 yards and two touchdowns. He provides some additional running back depth with Marshawn Lynch out and fullback Will Tukuafu questionable due to a concussion.