Sheldon Richardson is heading to the Browns

Lynette Rowe
March 13, 2019

John Dorsey has elected not to wait for the NFL Draft to improve the interior of the defensive line.

What it means: With the addition of Richardson and the trade for Olivier Vernon (which becomes official on Wednesday), the Browns have formed an impressive defensive front.

NY traded Richardson to Seattle in 2017 before he signed a year ago with the Vikings.

A former first-round pick of the New York Jets, Richardson won Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2013 and was named to the Pro Bowl in 2014.

More news: Mark Ingram heading for Baltimore Ravens in National Football League free agency

Defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson will join the Cleveland Browns from the Minnesota Vikings, according to multiple reports.

With Richardson leaving, Minnesota must now figure out who their other starting defensive tackle next to Linval Joseph will be in 2019.

In six seasons, Richardson has 23 ½ sacks and 195 tackles in 87 games.

The Browns beefed up their defensive line before National Football League free agency opened. Richardson and Vernon will combine with Myles Garrett and Larry Ogunjobi to form a young (Vernon and Richardson are the eldest at 28) and active group that can play the run and the pass.

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