Since well before training camp began, the expectation has been that Josh Gordon would rejoin the Seahawks if and when he was reinstated. Though interest in Antonio Brown was reported as well, a reunion between Gordon and Seattle always seemed more likely. Now, the Seahawks may be pursuing another reunion, instead.
According to Mike Garafolo, Paul Richardson visited the team on Wednesday, as Seattle looks to bolster their wide receiver corps with a familiar face.
Possible reunion in Seattle between the #Seahawks and WR Paul Richardson. Sources say the team’s former second-round pick is at the facility today for COVID-19 testing. He’ll go through protocol and could sign later this week.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 26, 2020
Richardson, 28, has been a free agent since he was released by Washington in February, two years into a five-year, $40 million contract. In two seasons with the NFC East club, Richardson struggled to stay healthy, playing just 17 games while posting 48 catches for 507 yards and four touchdowns.
Injuries, of course, were a part of Richardson’s first go-round with the Seahawks—most notably in 2015, when Richardson played just one game due to a hamstring injury, after coming back from a torn ACL.
In his final season in Seattle, Richardson stayed healthy and provided Russell Wilson with a reliable threat, registering career highs in catches (44), yards (703), and touchdowns (six). Now, with Gordon’s status with the league still up in the air, Richardson could make a return with the Seahawks.