Former Missouri defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson reportedly has a new NFL team.
On Friday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Richardson agreed on a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings. Richardson spent last season with the Seattle Seahawks, and he totaled 44 tackles with 1 sack in his time there. He also played for the New York Jets from 2013-16.
Former Seahawks’ and Jets’ DT Sheldon Richardson reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2018
The Vikings made a deep run in the NFL playoffs earlier this year, losing to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship Game. So Richardson has a chance to make an impact on a team that was one step away from playing in the Super Bowl last season.
Richardson has 285 tackles with 19 sacks since the Jets selected him as the 13th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. While at Missouri, he established himself as one of the top talents on the Tigers’ defensive front. He had 112 tackles with 6 sacks with Missouri during the 2011 and 2012 seasons.