Browns Sign Free Agent DT Sheldon Richardson

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Sheldon Richardson
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The Cleveland Browns address a big need in free agency. The team and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson agree to a three-year deal.

Cleveland has a need for a run stopping and pass rushing defensive tackle. The deal becomes official when the new league year begins Wednesday afternoon.

Richardson will line up opposite Larry Ogunjobi in the middle of the defensive line for new coordinator Steve Wilks. Richardson and former New York Giants linebacker Olivier Vernon will add much needed pass rush to go along with Myles Garrett.

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Terms of the contract are conflicting. Richardson will be joining his fourth different team. The 28-year old previously played for the Seattle Seahawks, the New York Jets and the Minnesota Vikings.

Scott Piker is the Cleveland BrownsCleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Indians Managing Editor for Full Press Coverage.com. So follow him on twitter @ScottPikerSport

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