After being released by the Browns two months ago, Richardson inked a new deal in a familiar place.
It’s a one-year deal for $3.6 million that can be worth up to $4.35 million with incentives, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported.
Richardson, 30, returns to Minnesota just in time for the start of mandatory minicamp after a productive two-year stint in Cleveland. He was released by the Browns in April in order to save cap space after the signing of Jadeveon Clowney.
Richardson’s previous stint under Mike Zimmer came in 2018, a season that saw Minnesota finish in the top five in total defense. The 2013 first-round pick joined the Vikings on a one-year deal and proved to be worth the investment, recording 49 tackles and 4.5 sacks in 16 starts.