Stampeders defender Shaquille Richardson signs with Oakland Raiders

Shaquille Richardson has signed a reserve/future deal with the Oakland Raiders, per sources.

Richardson really asserted himself on Calgary’s No. 1 ranked defence during his second year. He took the starting strong-side linebacker spot from Joe Burnett and produced 48 tackles four interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), one sack and one forced fumble. At six-feet, 191 pounds Richardson could be looked at as a rangy cover man and he’s only 25.

The University of Arizona product was a fifth-round pick, 157th overall by Pittsburgh in the 2014 NFL draft, spending that season on the Steelers practice roster. He had stints with Chiefs, Cardinals, Titans and Panthers.

Richardson came north for the 2016 season in Calgary.

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