[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebUy052nmrM[/embedyt]The Seahawks signed a familiar face in Paul Richardson to help bolster a wide receiving corps that has been riddled with injuries this past week. Richardson, a former 2nd-round draft pick from 2014, played with the Seahawks from 2014-2017. He signed a $40 million contract ($20 million guaranteed) with the Washington Football Team and played two disappointing seasons that yielded only 48 receptions. He was released last year due to a season-ending hamstring injury.
Seahawks receivers Phillip Dorsett, John Ursua and Cody Thompson have all been sidelined recently with injuries. Dorsett, who was signed this offseason to give Russell Wilson and the passing game a new speed dimension down the field, is out indefinitely with a long-standing foot injury. Dorsett was impressive early in training camp, flashing speed that left Pete Carroll describing him as “the fastest guy we’ve ever had.” He’s missed the last four practices.
John Ursua, who was battling to get more playing time as an inside slot target this season, suffered a strained hamstring and has missed this past week of practices. Ursua was a 7th round draft pick last year who saw very little action on the field with just one reception.
Cody Thompson, a second-year free agent receiver, also missed practice time this week after suffering an undisclosed injury. Thompson was gaining increasing plays with Wilson and the first-team offenses due to his impressive practices this month.
If the season started today, the Seahawks starting healthy receiving corps would likely be D.K. Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, David Moore and Paul Richardson.
Paul Richardson is a talented receiver who shined in his last season with Seattle, amassing 703 yards, 44 receptions and 6 touchdowns, playing all 16 games in 2017. Unfortunately injuries has been a constant problem throughout his career, causing him to miss nearly all of 2016 and limited him to only 17 games during his two seasons at Washington.