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Sheldon Richardson

25-Year-Old Defensive End – New York Jets

2016 Defensive Stats

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Richardson is a vital piece of the Jets' run defense, though some off-the-field issues could limit his upside this season, as he recently pleaded guilty to resisting arrest and various traffic violati...

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  11

HT: 6' 3"   WT: 294   DOB: 11/30/1990  College: Missouri  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Sheldon Richardson Contract Information:

Signed a four-year contract with the Jets in July 2013.

September 12, 2016  –  Sheldon Richardson News

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Richardson is expected to play in Thursday's game against the Bills after missing Week 1 because of a suspension, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

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Sheldon Richardson NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2013 22 NYJ 16 78 42 36 3.5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 23 NYJ 16 67 42 25 8 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2015 24 NYJ 11 35 20 15 5 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2016 25 NYJ 2 10 9 1 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Sheldon Richardson – Playing Time Overview

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#3 Defensive End
Also Listed As:  #1 Outside Linebacker
  1. Leonard Williams
  2. Jarvis Jenkins
  3. Sheldon Richardson
New York Jets

Snap Count Stats

93

Defensive Snaps in 2016

Sheldon Richardson was on the field for 93 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Sheldon Richardson was on the field for 1 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 808 76
2015 618 28
2016 93 1
Sheldon Richardson 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 Cin
2 @Buf 40 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @KC 53 1 6 5 1 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Sea
5 @Pit
6 @Ari
7 Bal
8 @Cle
9 @Mia
10 LA
11 BYE Bye Week
12 NE
13 Ind
14 @SF
15 Mia
16 @NE
17 Buf

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Sheldon Richardson  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Defensive Ends
Height:   6' 3"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   294 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   5.02 sec
TERRIBLE
Shuttle Time
Not Available
Cone Drill
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Arm Length:   34.50 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.50 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   32 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   116 in
AVERAGE
Bench Press:   30 reps
GREAT
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Breno Giacomini  PUP-R
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Devin Smith  PUP-R

Sheldon Richardson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Richardson (suspension) returned to practice Tuesday after a brief excused absence, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

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Richardson (suspension) has been excused from practice and is expected to miss a couple of days for personal reasons, the New York Daily News reports.

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Richardson has been suspended for Week 1's matchup with the Bengals after violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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Richardson's fifth-year contract option will be exercised by the Jets, the New York Daily News reports.

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Richardson pleaded guilty Tuesday to resisting arrest, speeding and running a red light in an incident that took place in July, ESPN New York's Rich Cimini reports.

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Richardson recorded six tackles Sunday against the Bills and ended the season with 35 sacks, two forced fumbles and five sacks.

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Richardson recorded a sack and two tackles Sunday against the Patriots.

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Richardson recorded half a sack along with three tackles Saturday against the Cowboys.

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Richardson recorded one tackle Sunday against the Titans.

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2015

Still just 24, Richardson has already logged two elite IDP seasons. While his tackles declined slightly from his rookie year (78 to 67), he developed significantly as a pass rusher, increasing his sacks from 3.5 to eight. Richardson could play more under new coach Todd Bowles after averaging 51.4 snaps per game the last two years. (Calais Campbell averaged 56.2 per game in that span under Bowles' watch in Arizona.) And with fellow DE Muhammad Wilkerson on the opposite side, the 6-3, 294-pound Richardson will again have help collapsing the pocket.

2014

Richardson has long been identified as one of football's most athletically-gifted defenders, even going back to his days as a high school recruit. The high expectations only grew taller once the Jets selected the Missouri product 13th overall in last year's draft, particularly since it meant he would receive coaching from Jets coach Rex Ryan, arguably the brightest defensive mind in the NFL. One year later, it looks like Richardson might have been the best player in his draft. He posted 3.5 sacks and 78 tackles as a rookie, playing a lead role in a Jets defense that allowed the fewest yards per carry in the league. That tackle number might go down, but Richardson should only improve as a pass rusher as he continues to develop his hand usage and play recognition. Fellow Jets end Muhammad Wilkerson is an elite pocket-collapsing threat on the opposite side, so the duo should continue to push tackle and sack opportunities toward each other. Richardson's IDP value gets a unique boost from the potential to play on offense. The Jets gave him four carries a year ago, two of which he turned into touchdowns.

2013

Richardson is a rare athlete at tackle who should be an absolute menace on stunts. He'll play end for the Jets' 3-4 scheme, however, and his arrival could signal a move to nose tackle for Muhammad Wilkerson, who has the stoutest build of the Jets' big three on the line, that being Richardson, Wilkerson and Quinton Coples. Richardson had issues in run defense at Missouri and will need to learn how to transfer his explosiveness into anchoring at the point of attack rather than just pursuing wildly like he did at Missouri, but Rex Ryan is the exact coach you would want to mentor him.