Kevin Stefanski: We’d be thrilled to bring Sheldon Richardson back

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The Browns have signed two defensive tackles over the last two days. But that apparently has not closed the door on a reunion between the team and recently released defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson.

During a Tuesday interview on 92.3 The Fan, head coach Kevin Stefanski reiterated his desire to get Richardson back on the roster.

“I’d definitely say he’s on our radar and I’m hopeful,” Stefanski said on the “Bull and Fox” show. “I know Andrew [Berry] and his agent have kept an open dialogue. Sheldon knows how I feel about him. Really good player. From our end, we’d be thrilled to bring him back.”

Richardson has spent the last two seasons with the Browns, starting all 16 games last season. He had 4.5 sacks, five tackles for loss, and 10 quarterback hits for Cleveland last year. But releasing Richardson last month cleared $11 million in cap space for the team.

The Browns signed defensive tackles Malik McDowell on Monday and Damion Square on Tuesday.

2 responses to “Kevin Stefanski: We’d be thrilled to bring Sheldon Richardson back

  1. This story makes no sense why are the Browns signing all these defensive lineman and still the coach is talking about hopefully bringing Richardson back

  2. browns64 says:
    May 4, 2021 at 8:40 pm
    This story makes no sense why are the Browns signing all these defensive lineman and still the coach is talking about hopefully bringing Richardson back
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    Richardson was a salary cap casualty. They’re hoping that once he tests the open market he will be open to coming back on a restructured deal which he wasn’t before. As far as these signings that happens for everyone this time or year and doesn’t guarantee they’ll be on the field in the fall. Many of these guys will be on practice squads come the actual season. McDowell is a long shot to be on any team at any capacity if we’re being honest definitely just a camp player.

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