- The Washington Times
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Washington Redskins scored their first big haul Tuesday in free agency, agreeing to terms with wide receiver Paul Richardson.

Richardson will sign a five-year, $40 million contract with $20 million guaranteed when the deal can become official Wednesday, according to multiple reports. Richardson, 25, will add an element of speed to the Redskins receiving core that was missing last season.

With an average annual salary of $8 million, Richardson will be the sixth-highest paid player on the Redskins, trailing only Jordan Reed among the skill positions on offense. But the Redskins had money to spend, entering free agency with $31 million in cap space.

In 2017, Richardson had his best season as a pro, hauling in 44 receptions for 703 yards with six touchdowns for the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks reportedly wanted Richardson back, but couldn’t afford him.

Richardson was drafted in the second round of the 2014 draft.

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