Paul Richardson’s second stint with the Seattle Seahawks barely lasted a week.
The 2014 second-round pick has been let go by the team on roster cutdown day.
The #Seahawks are releasing WR Paul Richardson, source said.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 5, 2020
There was, of course, optimism that we’d get to see Richardson healthy and able to contribute to the Seahawks passing attack. The reality check came in when Pete Carroll made these comments after Thursday’s practice.
Carroll says "it's been tough'' for Paul Richardson so far. He got some team reps today for the first time. "Very difficult for Paul to show where he is and all that. ... just wasn't much of a ramp for him to show where he is.''— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) September 3, 2020
Longtime decoders of Pete Carroll talk are well aware that this pretty much means “you’re gone.” And for Richardson, who has been injury prone throughout his career and was on injured reserve in his two seasons with the Washington Football Team, he’s indeed off the team.
The Seattle Seahawks’ wide receiver situation beyond DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett is still a bit up in the air but there’s some more clarity. David Moore restructured his contract to remain on the team, while Josh Gordon is back on the team but still facing possible league suspension. All of this news should also assure that Philip Dorsett is safe.