Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 12/27/12
BEREA If running back Trent Richardson is unable to play Sunday, it will be Montario Hardestys chance to start his first game of the season. Richardson injured his ankle near the end of the game and left Denver in a walking boot. Pat Shurmur hasnt ruled Richardson out, but he has yet to practice this week and is listed as doubtful. Richardson is just 50 yards shy of hitting the 1,000 yard rushing mark in his rookie season, but offensive coordinator Brad Childress said that will not factor in the decision to play him. If he can move, he can and he could get that 50 yards, Childress said. If he cant, were not going to (put him out there). Childress said Richardson has not been 100 percent all season, but hes seen enough of him to feel he is a franchise running back. I have (seen he is a franchise-type back), Childress said. I dont think (Trents) had all of his faculties all season. I think we started to see that spark he has in recent weeks. Shurmur doesnt think the scheme will ...
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