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Vikings Sign DT Sheldon Richardson in Free Agency

Jason Schandl
Vikings sign free agent defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson
Vikings sign free agent defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson / Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

An NFL team can never have too much depth in the trenches, and the Minnesota Vikings have clearly prioritized that by signing free agent defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson.

Vikings News: Sheldon Richardson Signed

The Vikes have Michael Pierce and Hercules Mata'afa slated to start on the interior, but Richardson could be a valuable rotational piece on this line.

Richardson played one year in Minnesota in 2018, tallying 4.5 sacks and 16 QB hits (the second-most of his career).

Since then, he spent two years in Cleveland, racking up a combined 7.5 sacks and 16 QB hits, as well as 9 tackles for loss.

He hasn't made a Pro Bowl since 2014, but Richardson still has plenty to offer. Pro Football Focus gave him an overall grade of 71.1 in 2020 and 73.9 in 2019 — both of which actually beat out the 69.5 he had in his first stint as a Viking.

While the Vikings aren't the NFC North team drawing all the media attention this offseason, FanDuel Sportsbook does have them ranked second with +250 odds to win the division.

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