If Ty Warren was the run-stuffing DE that is lost for the year,
then why wouldn't the Patriots sign Richardson to a 2-year deal?
This would allow next year's draft to focus on RB and LT in the 1st round
and OLB and WR in the 2nd round.
Richardson would not be expected to post big sack numbers, but
he has performed fairly well as a classic 3-4 DE run stuffer.