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.
While the #Vikings aren't expected to make any big moves in the first wave of free agency (besides youknowwho), they have inquired about DL Sheldon Richardson, per sources. #Seahawks would like to retain him.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 14, 2018
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.