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John Schneider: "50/50 chance" Paul Richardson opens 2015 on Physically Unable to Perform list

Wide receiver Paul Richardson's ACL injury may force him to open the 2015 regular season on the Seahawks' Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.


Seahawks general manager John Schneider made another appearance on local radio on Wednesday when he joined Sports Radio 950 KJR AM's 'Mitch in the Morning' show.

Much of what Schneider discussed with host Mitch Levy was touched on during Schneider's Tuesday conversation with 710 ESPN Seattle, but the Seattle GM did provide an update on the status of wide receiver Paul Richardson, who suffered an ACL injury during the team's divisional-round playoff win over the Carolina Panthers this past January.

Schneider said there's a "50/50 chance" Richardson could start next season on the team's Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.

"His surgery went real well, which is crazy because I've never had a doctor tell me that a surgery didn't go well," said Schneider. "But no, his surgery went great, and he's such a freak athlete that I wouldn't put anything past him, but I think there's a 50/50 chance he goes into the PUP window, and we need to continue to address that position much like we do every other position. We don't look at this thing like, 'What is your No. 1 need or No. 2 need?' We're looking at this thing like, 'How do we improve every position on a daily basis?' Then what does that look like a month from now or a year from now, and that's how we're doing it at the receiver position. That goes for every position."

Drafted in the second round last year out of Colorado, Richardson finished his initial season in the NFL with 29 grabs for 271 yards and a touchdown. He came on strong toward the end of 2014 as the team's third wideout behind leading receivers Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse, recording 15 of his 29 catches and 169 of his 271 yards through the team's final four regular season games.

If he were to land on the PUP list to open 2015, Richardson would be forced to sit out at least the first six regular-season games Seattle played.

Shortly after Schneider's interview on 950 KJR AM, Richardson tweeted an update of his own.

"Rehab is going well! #DontBlink"

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