Sheldon Richardson is officially back with the Minnesota Vikings.
He joins the team after spending the 2019 and 2020 seasons with the Cleveland Browns. During his time with Cleveland, he accumulated 7.5 sacks and 126 tackles. 9 of the tackles were for a loss. Additionally, he had 16 hits on the quarterbacks during his time in Cleveland.
Mike Zimmer is getting a familiar face in Richardson. He spent the 2018 season on the Minnesota Vikings' top 10 defense where he started all 16 games. He had 4.5 sacks, 49 tackles, and 16 QB hits during his one season with the Vikings.
Richardson is signing a 1 year, $3.6 million deal that has the potential to be worth up to $4.35M with incentives as reported by Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network.
He joins arguably the best interior defensive unit the Vikings have had since the Williams wall. The Vikings are currently starting Michael Pierce at Nose tackle and Dalvin Tomlinson at defensive tackle. This gives Zimmer a lot of options and will allow him to keep his defensive line fresh without a loss of quality.
With Chris Tomasson reporting that Danielle Hunter is at practice today, things are looking great for the Minnesota Vikings.