LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed unrestricted free agent wide receiver Paul Richardson Jr. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
*Richardson will be introduced to the media in the Team Auditorium at Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park later today. He will speak with assembled media at 5:15 p.m. directly preceding Alex Smith’s scheduled introductory press conference at 5:30. *
Richardson (6-0, 183) was originally selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the second round (No. 45 overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. He has appeared in 47 career regular season games with 19 starts, recording 95 career receptions for 1,302 yards with eight receiving touchdowns for Seattle from 2014-17.
Last season, Richardson recorded career highs in games played (16), starts (13), receptions (44), receiving yards (703) and receiving touchdowns (six). His 16.0 yards-per-catch average in 2017 was the best by a member of the Seahawks among qualified players since Darrell Jackson in 2003 (16.7).
Richardson played collegiately at Colorado, accruing 2,412 receiving yards on 156 receptions with 21 receiving touchdowns. He appeared in 33 games with 25 starts en route to setting or tying 44 school records.
Richardson, 25, attended Serra H.S. in Gardena, Calif., helping lead the school to a 15-0 record and a state title in 2009 after transferring from Los Alamitos (Calif.) H.S. He was born April 13, 1992.