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Barry Richardson Signs RFA Tender

Posted Aug 1, 2011

Richardson started 16 games at offensive tackle in 2010

ST. JOSEPH, MO - Barry Richardson signed his restricted free agent tender Monday morning, becoming the 33rd player Kansas City has signed since the NFL lockout lifted. The Chiefs had placed a second-round tender on the former sixth-round draft pick.

Richardson received the most extensive playing time of his three-year career last season, opening all 16 games for the Chiefs. He started 15 games at right tackle after Ryan O’Callaghan suffered a preseason groin injury and also made a start at left tackle in place of an injured Branden Albert at Seattle. The Chiefs rolled up a season-high 504 yards of total offense against the Seahawks.

Overall, Richardson owns 32 games of NFL experience with 17 starts to his name. He had originally signed a three-year contract with the Chiefs on June 25, 2008.

Brandon Carr is now the Chiefs lone restricted free agent without a contract. Kansas City placed a first-round tender on Carr.

The Chiefs also have own the right of first refusal with unsigned free agent Kevin Curtis.

With that negotiation, the Chiefs get the chance to match any offer Curtis receives from another club.

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