WR Paul Richardson going to Redskins on five-year, $40M deal

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According to Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio, Washington will sign soon-to-be former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson later this week. Richardson has agreed to a five-year deal with a $10 million signing bonus and $20 million guaranteed.

This couldn't possibly be a better fit for both Richardson and the Redskins.

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Throw in Jamison Crowder, who has averaged almost 747 receiving yards a year through his first three seasons, and Washington should have a dynamic aerial attack in 2018. That was first reported the day before the official opening of the free-agent market by NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Richardson set career-highs across the board last season and will likely compete with Josh Doctson for targets behind Jamison Crowder in an underrated Washington pass-catching group that also includes Chris Thompson and Jordan Reed.

Richardson, who turns 26 years old in April, was selected in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Colorado. Then he sustained a season-ending hamstring injury in his first game back on the field.

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