Colts Acquire RB Trent Richardson From Browns
Photo by isportsweb.comTrent Richardson, the former Alabama running back who was to be the cornerstone of the Cleveland Browns’ resurgence, was traded to the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday in a move that bolsters’ Indy’s running game.ESPN first reported the surprising transaction. Richardson was drafted a year ago by the Browns in the first round. The Browns received a first-round draft pick for next year, giving them two selections that round and they will have 10 picks in the draft. It seems Cleveland has decided to rebuild next year when they have the multiple choices.Richardson was the No. 3 pick in the draft last year and was to be the lightning rod for the team’s turnaround He rushed for 950 yards last year while playing most of the season with two broken ribs.Under new coach Rob Chudzinski, Richardson had just 105 yards on 31 carries this season, two losses.Browns CEO Joe Banner said the trade came as they were looking to improve the team and that the draft choice was too enticing.For the Colts, Richardson is a significant upgrade. Indianapolis lost Vick Ballard to a knee injury for the season last week, facilitating the need for help in that position.