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Seahawks place wideout Paul Richardson on IR

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Paul Richardson's second season in Seattle is a wrap.

The Seahawks on Saturday placed the wide receiver on injured reserve before promoting running back DuJuan Harris off their practice squad.

It hasn't been an easy autumn for Richardson, who started the year on the team's physically unable to perform list after tearing his ACL in the playoffs last January. Returning to the lineup in Week 10 against the Cardinals, Richardson hurt his hamstring after pulling down a 40-yard catch against Arizona, his only reception of the year.

"His hamstring just isn't coming back and so we're just disappointed that he wasn't able to continue to get back," coach Pete Carroll said, per the team's official website. "It just lingered a little bit. In working him out and trying to get him back, he could still feel it, so it just hasn't gone away yet like we had hoped."

A second-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Richardson showed sparks as a situational deep threat with 4.4 speed during his rookie season. In his place, the team receives a career backup in Harris, who has bounced around with the Vikings, Jaguars, Steelers, Saints and, most recently, the Packers.

Losing Richardson's speed won't help an attack stripped of tight end Jimmy Graham, but Seattle has gotten this far without the young wideout.

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