Trent Richardson remains on schedule for training camp

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A month ago, Browns running back Trent Richardson was denying a report that a leg injury would keep him out of the start of training camp. From all indications, Richardson is still on pace to achieve his optimistic goal of being ready to go when the Browns report.

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Richardson began his running program as scheduled back home in Pensacola, Florida, and he’s still on track to be there when the Browns’ veterans report for camp on July 24.

Still, the Browns may decide to err on the side of caution with Richardson, who has great talent but also has had problems with nagging injuries, both in college and in his rookie year with the Browns last season. Even if Richardson is on track to be ready on the first day of camp, that doesn’t mean the Browns will give him a full workload immediately.

As a rookie, Richardson carried 267 times for 950 yards and 11 touchdowns and added 51 catches for 367 yards. The Browns may decide to give second-string running back Montario Hardesty and third-string running back Dion Lewis the ball more often this year, in the hopes that Richardson can stay healthy all season.

23 responses to “Trent Richardson remains on schedule for training camp

  1. “Richardson carried 267 times for 950 yards and 11 touchdowns and added 51 catches for 367 yards.”

    On a bad wheel and cracked ribs, impressive. No one can question his heart.

  2. Traded up to the 3rd overall pick to take a running back with an injury history. This is the expected outcome.

  3. “…Browns may decide to give second-string running back Montario Hardesty and third-string running back Dion Lewis the ball more…”

    Do other teams have to coddle their beasts like this too?

  4. Color me insane, but I bet Horton builds a defense that keeps them in A LOT of games this season.

  5. With #1 WR Josh Gordon suspended for the first two games, I would think the Browns need Richardson to have his act together in week 1. The week 1 match-up with Miami might be one to keep an eye on–considering the the “pick em” point spread in Vegas presently.

  6. The Browns will have a surprising Jump from the basement, much like the Pirates are doing this season.

    Browns Win the First Outdoor SuperBowl, like its meant to be!!!

  7. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the Cleveland browns we are speaking of.

    And to the squealer yahoo who referred to the Super Bowl champions as the Baltimore browns, I will remind you that we haveade the playoffs 5 yrs in a row and u haven’t

  8. A great draft for QBs and the Browns trade up for a RB and a 28 year old system QB who can’t handle pressure.

  9. Trent Richardson will surpass his impressive rookie season. Browns made a good pick in taking him. An excellent blocker,good receiver and head knocking runner with a nice burst….but those guys grow on trees…..right??

  10. Richardson’s running style will no doubt lead to continuous “nagging” injuries.

    The lack of a truly effective passing game and precious little offensive talent in general will allow opposing defenses to focus more on Richardson thus limiting his production and increasing his injury risk. By the time the Browns aquire enough talent to run a balanced offense Richardson will be a broken down relic trying to milk a year or two more from another team.

    10 more years of pathetic football for the Factory of Sadness at least.

  11. They’re quietly building a solid team in Cleveland – they’re going to surprise a lot of you. Fast, young defense. Good O-line. A couple of playmakers on offense. Quality coaching staff. Teams with a lot less have made the leap.

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