Report: Chiefs To Sign UFA Rico Richardson
By Jason Seibel
Dec 8, 2012; Birmingham, AL, USA; Jackson State Tigers wide receiver Rico Richardson (83) catches a pass for a touchdown as Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions defensive back Jamel Maxwell (28) defends during the SWAC Championship at Legion Field. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports
The Kansas City Chiefs reportedly have signed UFA Rico Richardson, a wide receiver from Jackson State.
The news was announced by Richardson’s Twitter feed a bit earlier when he tweeted out his excitement.
A short while later, he tweeted out a second announcement, in case anyone missed the first.
As with several of the other signings the Chiefs have made during this post draft, undrafted free agent frenzy, the team is sticking close to home with Richardson. Richardson did not participate in the NFL Combine, but he did have a showing during Jackson State’s Pro Day.
"2013 Jackson State Pro Day: A total of 10 players from Jackson State worked out at the school’s pro day on March 8. The workouts were held outdoors on grass in front of six NFL teams. Rico Richardson, WR (5-11 ½, 167 pounds) – Richardson proved impressive enough to earn an invite to the Super Regionals in Dallas. He ran a time of 4.38 seconds in the 40-yard dash and recorded a 35½-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-1 broad jump. He ran a 4.12 short shuttle and 6.77 in the cone drill. Richardson recorded 12 bench presses and worked out as a wide receiver. – Gil Brandt, NFL.com"
While he didn’t wow anyone enough to get drafted, his numbers aren’t terrible by any means. His career stats won’t frighten Dwayne Bowe into thinking his job is in jeopardy, but they’re nothing terrible. In his senior year at Jackson State, he caught over 1,000 yards in passes and 11 TDs. Not too shabby.
What do you think, Addicts? Are you happy the Chiefs have finally addressed the WR position with a rookie?