Seahawks place Paul Richardson on injured reserve

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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.

10 responses to “Seahawks place Paul Richardson on injured reserve

  1. Seattle needs to cut their losses with these oft injured players. I know Richardson has a ton of upside, but hasn’t shown he can stay healthy since college.

  2. At 6’0″ and 183 pounds, it sounds like he might be big enough for the NFL. He’s not. He can’t stay healthy. All his speed and pass-catching skills don’t mean a thing if he can’t get on the field and stay there.

    He couldn’t stay at UCLA and he couldn’t stay healthy at Colorado with–what else–a torn ACL. I like his potential and I wish him well, but time to move on from him.

  3. I have to agree on the cut your losses situation with PRich. I would rather see Kaesen Williams come up once 46 is healthy. Williams and Smith could be the next 89 & 15. Really like them both. Sounds like Jimmy will be back for the long term so this O could be formidable next year with mid pack O-line.

  4. I am officially done waiting on Paul Richardson. This is Christine Michael all over again expect the young guy with potential can’t stay healthy same as Tharold Simon.

    Seattle also carried Anthony McCoy for 4 years even though he never stayed healthy one season. Paul Richardon hurt in college, his rookie year and now his 2nd year. Glad that things are working out with Tyler Lockett.

  5. DuJuan Harris could be something if he gets some playing time. He’s quick and he’s shifty; he also packs good power for a young man of his size.

    I wasn’t thrilled when Harris was moved to the Packers’ practice squad but I could understand it because at the time I never would have dreamed Lacy’s production would have fallen off a cliff the way it has.

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