Minnesota announced Tuesday that it has signed defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, who spent the 2018 season in Purple.
The addition of Richardson helps fortify a stout defensive tackles group that already features Michael Pierce and Dalvin Tomlinson up front. But while those two are primarily known as run stuffers, Richardson brings a pass-rushing element to the position.
Richardson has 31.0 career sacks in eight seasons. He had 4.5 sacks (and 16 quarterback hits) in his lone season with the Vikings in 2018. Pierce and Tomlinson have 11.5 combined career sacks in eight seasons between them.