Former Vikings DT Sheldon Richardson expected to sign with the Browns

Tanya Simon
March 13, 2019

The excitement of the discovery of Baker Mayfield didn't cloud general manager John Dorsey's vision that he needed to strengthen his front seven.

The team and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson agree to a three-year deal.

ESPN first reported the agreement.

Richardson is expected to part of a defensive line rotation that features Myles Garrett, Emmanuel Ogbah and Larry Ogunjobi.

Richardson is 28. In terms of production, he hasn't been as disruptive as he was earlier in his career, totaling just 5.5 sacks and nine tackles for loss over the past two seasons with the Vikings and the Seahawks.

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Murray averaged 3.9 yards per carry while totaling 1,488 yards and 15 touchdowns. Or Baltimore could ask Kenneth Dixon to take on more of that responsibility.

He's done it, and Richardson's addition will give Dorsey more flexibility heading into next month's draft.

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He played on a one-year, $8 million contract in 2018.

Richardson will help the Browns get to the quarterback and plug the middle. In six seasons as a pro, he has 23 1/2 sacks and 195 tackles in 87 games. Defensive tackle Carl Davis, a former 2015 third-round pick of the Ravens, re-signed in Cleveland according to a team announcement.

While talented, he has also run into some trouble.

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