Richardson adds to Vikings D

Posted March 19, 2018

Richardson was selected by NY with the 13th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. He signed a two-year deal with the Bills and said it makes no difference if his new team adds more competition by selecting one of the highly regarded quarterback prospects in the draft next month."I try not to ever waste any mental thought on it because it's something I can't control", McCarron said.

Richardson, 27, was ranked No. 6 on Around The NFL's Top 101 Free Agents of 2018.

After landing Kirk Cousins to lead their offense, the Vikings have reeled in a big fish for their talent-laden defense. Richardson can play DT or DE in Seattle's 4-3 base defense and even ran from a 3-4 OLB position for much of a year ago with the Jets.

The Vikings didn't offer Cousins the most overall money, McCartney said, but they were confident enough in Cousins to commit to not only the largest per-year average in NFL history (topping Jimmy Garoppolo) but the biggest guaranteed figure the league has seen (beating Matthew Stafford). The Vikings had expected Thursday that something would be worked out with Murray, assuring he would remain with the team. In Seattle, he played the 3-technique in a 4-3 front and had one sack this past season, but Zimmer said he still made an impact by pressuring the quarterback.

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There were few players to complain about on Minnesota's dominant defense in 2017, but defensive tackle Tom Johnson may have the weakest link. He could simultaneously be the riskiest signing and the best signing.

"Sheldon was a guy who has been and even was this past season, one of the most disruptive defensive linemen in the National Football League in order to get the quarterback off the spot", coach Mike Zimmer said.

Trevor Siemian is set to be Cousins' backup after the Vikings traded for the former Broncos' quarterback.

With the Jets, Richardson appeared in all 32 games of his first two seasons and started 31 of them, including a 2014 contest against in Minnesota en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.

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"I look forward to connecting with him in the future here pretty quickly", Cousins said.

"I think you're seeing more spread offenses in college, which give you the run-pass option a lot of times". I love the fact that there's someone else in the quarterback room who will have been in the fire and have played.

Cousins and Siemian are both represented by agent Mike McCartney. "I know how that goes", Keenum said, recalling when the Rams selected Jared Goff in 2016.

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