After selecting four wide receivers during the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns have finally chosen to part ways with one of their veterans who play the position.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Richards originally signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent after finishing his collegiate career at Arizona with 110 receptions for 1,205 yards and 11 touchdowns in 48 games. Last year, he appeared in 12 games with four starts and totaled 46 receptions for 523 yards and 2 touchdowns. Hartline did not make any sense for the complete rebuilding Browns, but he is a stable player who will find a home quickly.
He had eight catches for 107 yards in a win over San Francisco before suffering the broken collarbone in the third quarter.
Baylor's Corey Coleman was their first-round pick at No. 15, followed by Auburn's Ricardo Louis in the fourth round and UCLA's Jordan Payton and Colorado State's Rashard Higgins in the fifth round.
"I said when I got here that I was looking to improve that position", head coach Hue Jackson told the team's website. He's a success. He knows how to play, and there's something to that.
No position embodies the youth movement of the Browns more than receiver.