Bengals should have interest in Sheldon Richardson after Browns waived DT

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The veteran cuts ahead of the NFL draft capable of helping the Cincinnati Bengals continue.

This weekend, the Cleveland Browns cut defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, a former first-round pick who has been a key cog in the line rotation for years.

And the Bengals might want to take a look.

Richardson was a cap-saving move for the Browns, as he was due about $11 million next season and the team signed Jadeveon Clowney. He’s still a solid run-stuffing force who also put up six sacks last year with a 71.1 PFF grade.

At 30 years old, Richardson would be a nice bit of rotational insurance over the next few seasons. He’d reunite with Larry Ogunjobi and make a pretty formidable front with D.J. Reader.

Maybe Richardsson gets more money on the open market than the Bengals are willing to pay, but he’s just another example of high-profile cuts that should happen before and after the draft.

On a similar note, the Bengals should also keep an eye on another recent cut after the Las Vegas Raiders waived Maurice Hurst.

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