Since well before training camp began, Josh Gordon was expected to join the Seahawks if he was reinstated. While interest in Antonio Brown was also reported, a reunion between Gordon and Seattle still seemed more likely. Now the Seahawks could pursue another meeting, instead.
According to Mike Garafolo, Paul Richardson visited the squad on Wednesday, as Seattle look to bolster their broad receiving body with a familiar face.
Possible reunion in Seattle between #Seahawks and WR Paul Richardson. Sources say the team’s former second-round pick is at the facility today for COVID-19 testing. He will follow protocol and could sign later this week.
– Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) 26 août 2020
Richardson, 28, has been a free agent since his release by Washington in February, two years after starting a five-year, $ 40 million contract. In two seasons with the NFC East club, Richardson has struggled to stay healthy, making just 17 games while recording 48 catches for 507 yards and four touchdowns.
The injuries, of course, were part of Richardson’s first round with the Seahawks, most notably in 2015, when Richardson played just one game with a hamstring injury, after coming back from a torn ACL.
In his final season in Seattle, Richardson remained healthy and provided Russell Wilson with a reliable threat, recording 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 comeback with the Seahawks.