Vikings Signing DT Sheldon Richardson To One-Year Deal Worth Up To $11M


Adam Schefter reports that the Vikings are signing free agent DT Sheldon Richardson to a one-year contract.

  • Ian Rapoport reports that Richardson gets a one-year contract worth $8 million and includes $3 million in incentives.

The Vikings have already confirmed the move:

All indications were that the Vikings and Richardson were going to get a deal done during his visit to Minnesota, even though the Seahawks were interested in re-signing him.

Richardson, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Jets back in 2013. He played out his the final year of his four-year, $10.054 million rookie contract but the Jets elected to pick up his fifth-year option last year.

The Jets traded Richardson to the Seahawks for WR Jermaine Kearse and 2018 second-round pick. The two teams also swapped 2018 7th-round picks as part of the deal.

Richardson was testing the open market for the first time in his NFL career.

In 2017, Richardson appeared in 15 games for the Seahawks and recorded 44 tackles, one sack, an interception, a forced fumble, two recoveries and a pass defense.

We had him featured in our Top 50 Available 2018 NFL Free Agents list.