RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Sheldon Richardson received the traditional welcome of being a new member of the Seattle Seahawks.

In his first team meeting on Monday, he was the brunt of a practical joke. He did not share details of the prank.

Richardson is the latest star added to Seattle's already standout defense when he was acquired via trade from the New York Jets last Friday for wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and a 2018 second-round pick.

It appeared Richardson's time with the Jets had worn thin, so the move may have been somewhat expected. The surprise was Seattle making such a strong statement about its intent for the upcoming season.

Richardson is well aware of the opportunity he'll have in Seattle to possibly be on a championship roster, one that he wasn't going to have with the Jets.

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