A cheap but serviceable option still available for the Arizona Cardinals is former Minnesota Viking DT Sheldon Richardson.
A nine-year veteran of the NFL, Sheldon Richardson has been around the league with stints with the New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns, and two inconsecutive stops with the Minnesota Vikings.
He started his career strong with two well-graded seasons in 2013-2014 averaging a 80.55 PFF rating with particular effectiveness in the run game including a fantastic 88.0 run defense score in 2016.
Since then, Richardson’s ratings have dropped, but he has still been productive. He has averaged 4.75 sacks over the last four season and has been pretty consistent in snap count and other metrics.
Any help in the run game would be welcome, and a veteran 6-foot-3, 294-pound defensive tackle who has been lauded for that in the past would be good to add to a line with Zach Allen and J.J. Watt.
Overall, Richardson is not a high end option but he has the benefit of being experienced and affordable.
PFF.com estimates a 1-year, $3 million deal for Richardson which would be very doable with the added cap space from the Jordan Phillips release.
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