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Chuck Pagano: It’s an important offseason for Trent Richardson

The Colts kick off their offseason program on Monday and it promises to be a big one for running back Trent Richardson. Richardson’s in-season arrival in a trade with the Browns cost the Colts a first-round pick and got them a back who wound up being benched in favor of Donald Brown near the end…

New Browns Movie Poster Has Very Browns Typo

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Give the Browns this: If you're going to OK your franchise's image to a true-to-life movie about a moribund franchise that needs a miracle draft (and just two years after spending two first round picks on Trent Richardson and Brandon...Show More Summary

Donald Brown bolts the Colts

The Trent Richardson trade was a success.  If the objective was to light a fire under 2009 first-round tailback Donald Brown. As Richardson struggled for the Colts, Brown thrived.  And with the Colts now forced to justify giving up a first-round pick for Richardson, Brown has exited. Brown has joined the Chargers, as initially reported…

NFL draft: Teams are willing to wait longer to pick running backs

Trent Richardson has become the cautionary tale for NFL teams using first-round picks on running backs. The days of the first-round running back aren't necessarily dead, but 2014 could be the second year in a row no backs are selected...Show More Summary

The Ollie Matson trade, 55 years later

Fifty-five years ago today, an NFL team whose General Manager would soon be league commissioner traded nine players for a future Hall of Fame tailback. And you thought the Trent Richardson trade was a big deal. The year was 1959. The Los Angeles Rams, led by G.M. Pete Rozelle, traded seven players, a 1959 second-round…

Colts GM unsure on starting RB in 2014

INDIANAPOLIS -- Will the Indianapolis Colts' 2014 starting running back be Trent Richardson? Will it be Vick Ballard? What about re-signing Donald Brown and making him the starter? That question has been asked almost as much as who will...Show More Summary

Colts insist Trent Richardson was worth a first-round pick

When the Colts traded a first-round draft pick for running back Trent Richardson early last season, they hoped they had found the final piece of what could be a championship-level offense. Instead, Richardson turned out to be a millstone for the Colts’ offense, and by the end of the year he had been replaced as…

NFL Combine 2014: Day 2 Notebook

Throughout the course of the NFL Scouting Combine, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen will bring you his daily notebook from Indianapolis. Colts continue to have high expectations for Trent Richardson Trent Richardson struggled toShow More Summary

Chuck Pagano: 'The sky is the limit' for Trent Richardson

Chuck Pagano said at the 2014 NFL Combine that the 'sky is the limit' for Trent Richardson. Ryan Grigson said that he would still make the trade for the running back.

Trent Richardson can't miss offseason time

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson had what’s being described as a “minor” procedure done on his shoulder after the season ended. The procedure isn’t expected to impact his offseason. There’s no other player on the Colts’ roster who needs a complete offseason more than Richardson. Not receiver Da’Rick Rogers. Show More Summary

Report: Trent Richardson had offseason shoulder surgery

Colts running back Trent Richardson had a tough 2013 campaign. Now comes news that the third-year back from Alabama reportedly had shoulder surgery once the season concluded. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Richardson had a shoulder “scope” this offseason. Rapoport indicated the surgery was not serious. Richardson struggled in his first season with…

Colts Backfield: Brown Should Be Gone, Richardson May Only Get One More Shot

The Indianapolis Colts have major questions in the backfield this offseason. Donald Brown is a free agent and could look for a lead role on the open market. Trent Richardson struggled after being traded to the Colts but will be counted on for a major contribution. Show More Summary

Why Colts' 2014 Hopes Rest on Trent Richardson's Offseason Development

The Indianapolis Colts traded a first-round pick to the Cleveland Browns last year in the hopes that running back Trent Richardson would be the final piece for an offense that would carry the team into the Super Bowl. Not quite. Richardson...Show More Summary

Trent Richardson will spend the offseason studying

Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson said at his postseason press conference that the team would not have won 12 total games this season without running back Trent Richardson. The obvious quip in retort is that they might have won more because Richardson did so little to help the offense after being acquired from the Browns…

Richardson going back to school

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson will spend the offseason with the mind frame that he’s in school. Learn, learn and learn the playbook some more. That will be his mentality as he knows the critics are still...Show More Summary

Trent Richardson is the Most Extraordinary Player Since Saving Private Ryan!

I was amused by Dave’s roundup of evaluations of the 2012 Seahawks draft.  (In fairness, the consensus that Irvin was a limited player who wasn’t the best defensive end left on the board was right; it’s just that getting Wagner and Wilson in the 2nd and 3rd rounds more than makes up for it.)  Of [...]

Fantasy Football: High-Risk, High-Reward Players to Draft with Caution Next Year

What do Doug Martin, Trent Richardson and Robert Griffin III all have in common? All had superb rookie seasons and all of them had sophomore slumps, resulting in many unhappy fantasy football owners. High-risk, high-reward players are the ones that can make and break a fantasy football team. Show More Summary

Ryan Grigson: We don’t win 12 games without Trent Richardson

Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson held his postseason press conference on Thursday and spent some time on running back Trent Richardson’s disappointing performance after the Colts sent a first-round pick to Cleveland to acquire him in a trade. Grigson said, via Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star, that Richardson fits everything that the Colts want…

Fantasy Football 2014: 8 Stars Fantasy Owners Can't Rely on in 2014-15

If fantasy football owners had the foresight to avoid drafting the likes of Ray Rice, Trent Richardson and C.J. Spiller this past year, well, they would have been better served for sustained success. While it may be hard to pass up on...Show More Summary

The Final Tally On The Trent Richardson Trade Is In — And It's Ugly For The Colts

We know now exactly what the Cleveland Browns got in the shock Week 3 trade that sent Trent Richardson to Indianapolis. The 2014 first-round draft pick that Indy will send to Cleveland ended up being 26th overall. There was a point after the Reggie Wayne injury where it looked like the Colts were stumbling and the pick would fall into the top 20. Show More Summary

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