Redskins expected to sign WR Paul Richardson

Redskins expected to sign WR Paul Richardson

The Washington Redskins have wrapped up a deal with speedy receiver Paul Richardson for $40 million over five years, according to multiple reports on Tuesday.

This actually sounds like a bit of a bargain compared to the other contracts being handed out, though Richardson's deal reportedly will include $20 million in guarantees.

The Redskins had targeted Richardson because of his speed on the outside. They view him as a replacement for DeSean Jackson, who left for Tampa Bay last season after three years in Washington. Richardson would start opposite Josh Doctson, with Jamison Crowder serving as the slot receiver.

Richardson spent the past four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, who selected him in the second round of the 2014 draft out of Colorado. Last year, he set a career-high with 44 receptions for 703 yards and six touchdowns. That was first reported the day before the official opening of the free-agent market by NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Then he sustained a season-ending hamstring injury in his first game back on the field.

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