Earlier today, it was reported that the Browns were signing defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson and later this afternoon former Ravens 2015 first round pick Breshad Perriman was put back on the payroll.
He's done it, and Richardson's addition will give Dorsey more flexibility heading into next month's draft. The Browns need a wide receiver who can stretch the defence and there are some highly regarded players who will be available. It's the second move up front in the last week by general manager John Dorsey, who acquired edge rusher Olivier Vernon in a trade with the New York Giants. Richardson will get $21.5 million in guaranteed money.
Richardson spent just one season with the Vikings and finished with 49 tackles and 4.5 sacks.
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Named to the Pro Bowl in 2014, Richardson has 333 tackles and 23.5 sacks in 89 career regular season games with 87 starts.
Richardson is expected to part of a defensive line rotation that features Myles Garrett, Emmanuel Ogbah and Larry Ogunjobi.