Browns Sign Free Agent DT Sheldon Richardson

Ross Houston
March 13, 2019

John Dorsey has elected not to wait for the NFL Draft to improve the interior of the defensive line.

Defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson will join the Cleveland Browns from the Minnesota Vikings, according to multiple reports.

The 28-year old previously played for the Seattle Seahawks, the New York Jets and the Minnesota Vikings. That changed with the addition of Olivier Vernon from the New York Giants as well as with the recent news of Richardson joining the club.

The Browns finished 12th in defensive DVOA a year ago and are making additions to their defensive line that should position them to be even better next season.

In six seasons, Richardson has 23 ½ sacks and 195 tackles in 87 games.

Richardson is the second defensive lineman added by Dorsey in less than a week.

Both moves can't become official until the league year starts Wednesday at 4 p.m. eastern.

Vernon, who didn't live up to expectations the past few seasons, gives Cleveland another threat off the edge, and Larry Ogunjobi emerged last season as a dependable run stopper.

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