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Sean Richardson Cleared for On-Field Work

Sean Richardson

Sean Richardson isn’t dead yet!

It was assumedby pretty much everyone not named Sean Richardson — that Sean Richardson’s playing days were over after he underwent the second neck surgery of his professional career after a truncated 2015 season.

Richardson has been adamant that he plans on playing again and it now appears that may be a realistic possibility.

Richardson was cleared for on-field activities on Wednesday.

On-field activities and full contact are two entirely different things, of course. However, it appears that hurdle will also be cleared soon.

Richardson is currently a free agent, so there’s no guarantee he’ll be back with the Green Bay Packers if he is deemed fit to play again.

The Packers have erred on the side of caution with neck injuries before. They wouldn’t let Nick Collins or Jermichael Finley return after having spinal fusion surgeries of their own.

On the other hand, they did let Richardson come back after his first surgery.

Someone returning after two spinal fusion procedures is unprecedented, so it will be interesting to see how this plays out.

Joseph Bonham

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  1. Icebowler April 6, 2016

    I hope he studied risk management at Vanderbilt.

  2. Mike Ditka's Mom April 6, 2016

    Another wasted draft pick. Thanks, Ted!

    1. MGP April 7, 2016


      When a player is hurt, it´s a general manager fault?!!

      1. Cheesemaker April 7, 2016

        He was being sarcastic

    2. The Money Mike April 7, 2016

      Undrafted so…

  3. jtmax April 6, 2016

    He was a good player with rare combo of size and speed. Unlucky with injuries just like Perry, Jones and Neal. All those guys are so gifted athletically but can never stay healthy. Curse of GB football. Injury capital of the world

  4. PF4L April 7, 2016

    I think we know how this is going to play out.

  5. reallyshortrich April 7, 2016

    It would be dumb not to resign. His willingness to return to the field after such a serious injury/surgery speaks volumes. He will play with a chip on his shoulder and do it for very cheap.

  6. g April 7, 2016

    You really are stupid short dick. The packers have a consistent history with players in this scenario. They want nothing to do with them, nor should they. Finnley, Nick Collins, Robert Ferguson. All similar situations.

    Of coarse he is willing to return to the field. Make hundreds of thousands of dollars playing ball or pedal drugs around the hood?

  7. reallyshortrich April 8, 2016

    Listen, the guy showed promise out there. You may be unaware but in the NFL there are these things known as CONTRACTS. They allow teams to protect themselves via the terms of the contracts. Ever heard of CUTS? They allow teams to get rid of a guy AND save money. Fucking dipshit. Take all your stupid ass negative comments and shove them up your fucking ass. Packer nation doesn’t need your fucking negativity you fucking prick.