The Vikings have yet to make it official, but VU has been told that they have reached an agreement with fullback Tony Richardson to come in as a starter in the team's new West Coast Offense.
Richardson, who played both fullback and halfback for the Chiefs, spent most of the last two seasons blocking for Priest Holmes and Larry Johnson. He was looking for a chance to be a more intregal part of an offense and the Vikings had the right match -- after Richardson asked to "sleep on" the team's offer yesterday.
VU has been told that the deal is two years for $2.5 million, with $500,000 in a bonus that will be marked as a roster bonus, not a signing bonus -- meaning the entire $500,000 will count against this year's salary and go off the books in 2007.
Richardson had the second-most seniority of any Chiefs player prior to signing with the Vikings -- behind only offensive lineman Will Shields in terms of tenure with the Chiefs.
Vikes Sign Richardson
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