Report: Vikings Inquire about DT Sheldon Richardson

Vikings are looking to add young legs to the defensive line

To address a report from earlier today, Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network reported the Minnesota Vikings have inquired about free agent Sheldon Richardson. Richardson, 27, was previously with the Seattle Seahawks.

A former first round pick of the Jets in the 2013 draft, Richardson has been disruptive in his young career, collecting 19 sacks in five seasons. He was traded from the Jets to the Seahawks prior to the 2017 season. With a new team came a new position as the defensive lineman switched from a 3-4 end with the Jets to an interior tackle with the Seahawks

Richardson earned an 83.8 grade from Pro Football Focus in 2017, his first year in Seattle.

Sean Borman

Sean Borman is a writer with Minnesota roots that's a Vikings optimist. He was an intern with the Vikings during college and is an IT nerd by day. You can find him on the golf course during summer and on Twitter @SeanBormanNFL.

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2 years ago

I have to imagine that they’re only covering their bases in case their talks with Shamar Stephen and Tom Johnson fall through. Less likely is that Jaleel Johnson is a total bust and they want Richardson to start and SS and TJ to back up him and Linval Joseph. S’possible, but I doubt it.

2 years ago

What’s the word on Bears RFA CB Bryce Callahan? I heard they had an interest in him.

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2 years ago

And no news of Shamar Stephen, too?

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