Seahawks place WR Paul Richardson on season-ending IR
For the second straight year, Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson’s season has ended prematurely.
Richardson was placed on injured reserve Saturday by Seattle, ending his 2015 campaign. The Seahawks promoted running back DuJuan Harris from the practice squad to take his roster spot prior to Sunday’s game at Minnesota.
The 23-year-old Richardson began 2015 on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list while finishing rehab from a torn ACL suffered in the playoffs last season. He returned in Week 10 against Arizona, catching a 40-yard pass, but hasn’t practiced since due to a hamstring injury.
On Friday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll provided some insight into Richardson’s condition.
“His hamstring just isn’t coming back,” Carroll said. “We were just disappointed that he wasn’t able to continue to get back. It’s just lingered a little bit.”
Richardson was a second-round pick of the Seahawks in 2014 out of Colorado.
Harris, 27, has appeared in 24 games for Jacksonville and Green Bay since 2011.