Browns Signing DT Sheldon Richardson To Three-Year, $36M Deal


Adam Schefter reports that Vikings free agent DT Sheldon Richardson intends to sign a three-year deal with the Cleveland Browns when free agency opens Wednesday.

  • According to Ian Rapoport, Richardson receives a three-year contract worth $12 million per year. 
  • Schefter says the contract can be worth up to $39 million and includes $21.5 million guaranteed.

Richardson, 28, 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. However, Richardson played out his contract and later signed a one-year contract with the Vikings. 

In 2018, Richardson appeared in all 16 games for the Vikings and recorded 49 tackles and 4.5 sacks. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 47 interior defender out 112 of qualifying players.

We had him featured in our Top 100 – 2019 NFL Free Agents list.

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