Trent Richardson sits out Browns practice


One day after the Browns named one of their two first-round picks their starting quarterback, the other one sat out of practice.

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that running back Trent Richardson spent practice riding a stationary bike on the side of the field. With coach Pat Shurmur, a former Eagles assistant, joining a contingent of other team officials at Garrett Reid’s funeral, there was no official comment on Richardson’s condition.

Cabot reported that Richardson was wearing a sleeve on his left leg, something he did during some of the team’s spring workouts. Richardson, who missed practice Saturday because of headaches, had surgery on his left knee in February, causing him to skip the NFL Combine and work out for teams later in the pre-draft process.

It didn’t do much to hurt his draft stock, obviously, and it’s far too early to speculate on whether it has anything to do with Richardson’s absence on Tuesday. Shurmur is expected to talk to the media later in the afternoon and we’ll find out then what’s bothering Richardson and if it will affect his status for Friday’s preseason opener.