The Green Bay Packers have re-signed FB John Kuhn and exercised their right of first refusal on restricted free agent S Sean Richardson, matching an offer sheet from the Oakland Raiders. The transactions were announced Monday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.
Kuhn was named to his second career Pro Bowl and earned first-team All-Pro honors from The Associated Press in 2014 after playing in all 16 regular-season games for the fifth time in his career. Kuhn has played in 132 career games with 26 starts, registering 591 rushing yards and 13 TDs on 189 carries (3.1 avg.) and 76 receptions for 516 yards (6.8 avg.) and eight TDs. He has also posted 58 special teams tackles in his career. Kuhn joined the Packers after being claimed off waivers from the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 2, 2007. He originally entered the NFL as a non-drafted free agent with the Steelers in 2005.
Richardson, a fourth-year player, was originally signed by the Packers as a non-drafted free agent out of Vanderbilt in May 2012. After injuries limited him to 11 regular-season games played in his first two seasons, Richardson played in all 16 last season. In 2014, he led the Packers with 17 special teams tackles and registered a career-best 16 tackles on defense.