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Report: Richardson Claims Seahawks, Redskins Requested pay cut to Facilitate Trade

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Manish Mehta of the New York Daily news is reporting that during a sit down interview with Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson, the highly talented defender opened up about the team’s efforts to trade him last season, naming a pair of teams that showed a very real interest in his services.

“It’s a business, bro,” Richardson told the Daily News during a lengthy and open discussion about his future. “There was one team that asked me to take a pay cut … and it was Seattle. And Washington too. There were a lot of offers. A lot of good offers. You’d be surprised.”

Richardson remains one of the most polarizing players on the Jets roster as somebody who is easily a top three talent on this team, but whose off-field issues make him a risk to miss significant time should there be any additional transgressions.

Don’t be surprised if Jets GM Mike Maccganan re-visits the option of trading Richardson before the deadline again this year, as he did this year, if Richardson is indeed playing at a level that would make teams more amenable to parting with a higher draft pick, without asking Richardson to take a pay cut.

 

This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

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Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.