The Raiders signed restricted free agent safety Sean Richardson to an offer sheet, an event that was part of the NFL’s transaction report on Tuesday afternoon.
Richardson was given an original-round tender by the Green Bay Packers. As an undrafted free agent, the Packers won’t receive compensation if they refuse to match exact terms of the Raiders’ offer by April 13.
Terms of the Raiders offer sheet were not immediately known. Richardson was set to earn $1.542 million on the Packers contract tender.
Richardson would be viewed as a complementary piece in the Raiders defense. The fourth-year pro played three seasons with Green Bay, but has never started an NFL game. He played 16 games as a reserve in 2014, with 25 tackles playing both safety spots. He would also be an asset on special teams.
The Raiders have starters in Charles Woodson and Nate Allen. Restricted free agent Larry Asante is set to sign the contract tender offered by the Raiders. Brandian Ross, who had 55 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble in 736 snaps last season, is also a restricted free agent who was given an original-round tender. It is uncertain whether he is set to sign his tender.
The Raiders also have safety Jonathan Dowling, a seventh-round pick in 2014.