CLEVELAND -- A blue afternoon for the Browns ended a little brighter as coach Pat Shurmur said the team is "hopeful" running back Trent Richardson will be able to play in the season opener.
Noted orthopedic surgeon James Andrews is scheduled to perform an arthroscopic procedure on Richardson's left knee on Thursday.
"We're hopeful he'll be back quickly," Shurmur said after the team's Family Night practice at the stadium.
Hopeful is the key word.
The other part of the Browns' blue afternoon involved cornerback Joe Haden, whose status for the first four games of the season appears murky due to a failed drug test.
Haden faces a four-game suspension for failing an offseason drug test for Adderall. Haden is normally upbeat and chatty, but he said little and looked shaken as he spoke.
"It's a league matter," he said. "I can't comment on that right now."
Adderall can be prescribed, but it is banned because it is a stimulant. Haden was asked several times to address the story, first ...