Safety Sean Richardson isn’t going anywhere.
The Green Bay Packers have decided to match the Oakland Raiders one-year, $2.55 million offer sheet.
With the move, the Packers retain a core special teams player and enviable depth at the safety position.
Richardson saw his playing time increase on defense as the 2014 season came to a close. The Packers experimented with a package that put three safeties on the field. Richardson joined Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Morgan Burnett in that package largely because of his run-stopping ability.
With Richardson’s deal, the Packers now have both of their restricted free agents under contract. Tackle Don Barclay signed his tender late last week.
And Kuhn coming back on a one year deal also, good day.
Good for him… to think wondering if he would ever play football again to making 2.5 mil.
Smart signing. Our run defense and tackling still sucks and need to keep improving. Can’t do that by letting go of our most physical DB and best tackler in the back field. Not often can you get a 6’2″ 220 lbs guy with long arms who can run 4.5 40 and hit like a truck jumping 39″ vertical.
I like the guy. Hopefully coverage improves. If Richardson improves in coverage it makes a person wonder if Richardson could be linebacker in dime packages. Receivers would have to be on the lookout going over the middle and Richardson could play the run or dump off pass.
Interesting, Pack MGMT must think somewhat highly of his skill set, doesn’t hurt that he played college ball with Hayward as DB coordination is always a major benefit.