Richardson traded to Colts

It's just two games in the 2013 season. Staff
Sep 18, 2013

And the Cleveland Browns made a shocking move Wednesday.

Cleveland shipped running back Trent Richardson to the Indianpolis Colts for a 2014 first-round draft choice.

Prior to the NFL awarding compensatory selections this spring, the trade gives the Browns 10 draft selections, including a pair of first-round selections.

Cleveland previously had acquired the Steelers’ third-round selection and the Colts’ fourth-round choice.

“Trent’s a great player and we expect him to have success in this league,” said Browns CEO Joe Banner said in a press release. “Right now, based on how we’re building this team for sustainable success, we’re going to be aggressive and do what it takes to assemble a team that consistently wins.”

The Browns are 0-2 on the season with just 16 points scored.

Richardson was drafted No. 3 overall in 2012 out of Alabama.

In two games this season, Richardson has 105 yards on 31 carries, averaging 3.4 yards per carry.

Last season, Richardson picked up 950 yards rushing on 267 yards.

He recorded 100 yards or more in three games, led by 122 against the San Diego Chargers in a 7-6 win Oct. 28.

Richardson scored rookie-record 11 touchdowns.

The Browns also announced they are bringing in veteran running back Willis McGahee for a physical.

They are expecting to sign McGahee if he passes the physical.

McGahee, a two-time Pro Bowl selections (2007 and 2011), is an 11th year veteran. He's had four, 1,000-yard rushing season during his career.


Mike Schaffer

At least the Steelers will win 2 games this year!!!