BEREA -- There was a Trent Richardson sighting at Browns practice on Saturday.
Richardson spent the 75-minute workout riding a bike, which is more than he's been seen doing since he had arthroscopic knee surgery Aug. 9.
Coach Pat Shurmur gave his usual sketchy rundown on Richardson's status and whether he'll be available for the season opener against the Eagles.
"I'm very optimistic based on what I've seen behind the scenes," Shurmur said.
At one point, Shurmur said "he will" when asked if Richardson would play, then later amended that to say Richardson will play play if he can play.
"He's done a lot behind the scenes," Shurmur said. "Hopefully he'll be out here soon."
--Prediction based on nothing more than observation: Richardson will get very few carries if he plays at all.
--GM Tom Heckert addressed how much it would affect Richardson to play after not practicing since the first week of August. "There's no hitting, so I don't know what practice does for ya," Heckert said....