The Cleveland Browns have announced that they have traded 2012 first round pick Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts.
“Trent’s a great player and we expect him to have success in this league,” said Browns CEO Joe Banner. “Right now, based on how we’re building this team for sustainable success, we’re going to be aggressive and do what it takes to assemble a team that consistently wins.”
Additionally, the Browns also announced that they are bringing to Cleveland for a physical RB Willis McGahee.
McGahee, a two-time Pro Bowler (2007, 2011), is 6-foot, 235-pound veteran in his 11th year out of Miami (Fla.). He has four 1,000-yard rushing seasons during a distinguished career.
You have to assume that Trent’s comments and disappointment with his playing time on third down had something to do with this move.
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