The Seattle Seahawks signed defensive end Jay Richardson to a one-year deal Wednesday.
The former Oakland Raiders starter was among a handful of players to work out for Pete Carroll’s team Monday.
Richardson, an Ohio State product, underwent knee surgery after tearing his meniscus during training camp with the Raiders in August. He was released, re-signed and ultimately placed on IR.
A few weeks later Richardson’s new agent Joel Segal, who currently has his hands full with Randy Moss, was able to reach an injury settlement with the team.
Since entering the free agency market, Richardson received feelers from a number of teams around the league. The Denver Broncos, Houston Texans and New England Patriots all expressed interest in signing the 2007 fifth-round draft pick.
However, a slight injury setback with his knee while training in Miami delayed his return to the playing field. The 26-year-old does not foresee any future setbacks.
In addition to Richardson, the Seahawks also signed wide receiver Ruvell Martin and center Chris White Wednesday morning.
Richardson has chronicled his story since becoming a free agent in a series of blogs for FNN titled, “The View From The Sidelines.”