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Sheldon Richardson

26-Year-Old Defensive End – Seattle Seahawks

2017 Defensive Stats

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

One of the NFL's most talented defensive linemen, Richardson's stock is in a flux due to character issues and the potential for limited playing time on a Jets team with two other elite defensive tackl...

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2017 ADP:  403

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  6

HT: 6' 3"   WT: 294   DOB: 11/29/1990  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.

November 13, 2017  –  Sheldon Richardson News

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Richardson recovered a fumble and had two tackles (both solo) in Thursday's 22-16 win over the Cardinals.

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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
2011 20 CFB 13 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2012 21 CFB 11 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
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 15 62 38 24 1.5 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
2017 26 SEA 8 17 10 7 0 1 1 0 0 2 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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#1 Defensive Tackle
  1. Sheldon Richardson
  2. Nazair Jones
  3. Garrison Smith
Seattle Seahawks

Snap Count Stats

359

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Sheldon Richardson was on the field for 359 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Sheldon Richardson was on the field for 27 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 618 28
2016 761 33
2017 359 27
Sheldon Richardson 2017 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 @GB 54 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 SF 39 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Ten 51 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Ind 38 3 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @LAR 45 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
6 BYE Bye Week
7 @NYG 37 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Hou 54 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Was
10 @Ari 41 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
11 Atl
12 @SF
13 Phi
14 @Jax
15 LAR
16 @Dal
17 Ari

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
Not Available
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
Seattle Seahawks Team Injury Report
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Sheldon Richardson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Seahawks have listed Richardson (oblique) as active for Thursday's clash against the Cardinals.

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Richardson (oblique) was a full go at Tuesday's walk-through, John Doyle of the Seahawks' official website reports.

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Richardson (oblique) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

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Richardson, who is dealing with an oblique injury, practiced fully Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Redskins, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

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Richardson recorded two tackles and 0.5 sacks in Sunday's win over the Texans.

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Richardson hauled in the first interception of his career in Week 5's victory over the Rams.

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The Jets traded Richardson and a 2018 seventh-round pick to the Seahawks in exchange for WR Jermaine Kearse, a 2018 second-round pick and a 2018 seventh-round pick, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

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Richardson reported for the second day of voluntary offseason workouts, ESPN.com's Rich Cimini reports.

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2017

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2016

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 violations, which could land him another suspension (he missed the first four games of last season too). Nevertheless, if he's able to get all 16 games in, he is certainly a solid option, though his position doesn't lend itself to a ton of tackles.

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.