Browns running back Trent Richardson insists he’s 100 percent healthy and wants to play Thursday night in the second preseason game of the year against the Detroit Lions but he also is keeping the big picture in mind.
The organization’s No. 1 goal for Richardson is to ensure he’s ready to roll Sept. 8 when the Miami Dolphins come to town for the regular-season opener. Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said he hasn’t decided yet whether Richardson will face the Lions after sitting out the exhibition opener last week against the St. Louis Rams.
Richardson rested for two practices Aug. 2-3 after being kicked in the right shin the same one in which he suffered a strained muscle in the spring. He returned to action Aug. 5 but was limited in team drills.
On Sunday he received more reps in 11-on-11 sessions and looked sharp running the ball as his workload increased.
“The ultimate goal is to make it to Miami but it’s one day at a time” Richardson told the Beacon Journal after pr...