Found September 19, 2013 on Football Nation:
Colts owner Jim Irsay set off every skyrocket that he could in trying to build up Wednesday's story, hours before it broke. Eyes were rolled, and scoffs were heard.Then it happened. The doubters were floored.In-season trades of high magnitude are rare, but Irsay dropped a bombshell in trading Indianapolis' 2014 first-round draft pick for Browns running back, and 2012 first-rounder, Trent Richardson.Richardson leaves the Browns after 18 games to fill the void left by the injured Vick Ballard, who tore his ACL in practice a week ago.Here's a look at some significant in-season trades over the last thirty years, with some being more fruitful than others.

Indianapolis Colts: Trent Richardson trade and preview of week 3 matchup

It’s already been an exciting week 3. The Indianapolis Colts traded their 2014 first-round pick to the Cleveland Browns for running back Trent Richardson. Richardson was the 3rd overall pick in 2012, behind Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III. Trent Richardson trying on his Colts helmet for the first time (Photo credit: Richardson was thought to be the best running back...

Colts Owner Jim Irsay's Tweets Leading Up to Trent Richardson Trade are Classic Irsay

The Indianapolis Colts shocked the NFL by announcing that they were going ahead with a trade to bring Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson to Nap Town. However, if you follow Colts owner Jim Irsay on Twitter you knew it--or something--was coming. That is, if you could translate what Irsay was tweeting. "Blue Steel baby!!!" @JimIrsay/Twitter ...

Colts' Dwayne Allen out for the season

The Indianapolis Colts starting tight end Dwayne Allen suffered a hip injury in the season opener against the Oakland Raiders. Allen sat out week two's loss to the Miami Dolphins, and his return was undetermined until today.According to Colts team writer Kevin Bowen, Allen will have surgery on his hip and will miss the rest of the 2013 season.Pagano said Dwayne Allen will require...

Colts ready to get serious with Trent Richardson

I guess somebody listened to me. At least, that’s what I’m going to tell people. Earlier in the week I criticized the Colts offense and lack of confidence in the run game. I noted that the team needed to: Have confidence, play with balls, and punch that ball in when needed because you have confidence that your guys can do it.  If you don’t have that confidence, change the...

The strategies behind the Trent Richardson trade

If you were surprised to hear the Colts had acquired Browns running back Trent Richardson through a high-stakes trade, you're not alone. The Browns shipped Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts Thursday in exchange for a 1st round, 2014 draft pick. The move may well work out for both teams involved, but there's no doubt there's two different strategies at work...

The Trent Richardson Trade Examined

The surprise trade of Trent Richardson from the Cleveland Browns to the Indianapolis Colts after only the second game of the season was a real head scratcher to some as it shows to the players and fans that management has given up on the season, but to the Browns brass there were good reasons for making the trade but do they hold up under a microscope ?      From the Colts...

Trading Places: Trades that Could Rock the League

We've just witnessed a huge trade happen on Wednesday, with last year's 3rd overall pick in the draft, Trent Richardson, going to the Indianapolis Colts.It was a win-win for both teams. With the Browns' lack of an even mediocre passing game, they couldn't utilize Richardson. The Colts' running back, Vick Ballard, tore his ACL, and his replacement, Ahmad Bradshaw...

Photo: Trent Richardson gets fitted for new Indianapolis Colts helmet

Newly acquired Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson is already with his new team, getting fitted with the horseshoe helmet for the very first time.

Eddie George Says Trent Richardson Is Lucky The Browns Traded Him (Video)

Cleveland can’t catch a break. Former NFL running back Eddie George gave his opinion to TMZ about the Browns trading Trent Richardson to the Colts, and he seems to think that the Browns did Richardson a favor. George, a former Heisman winner, said that “he was shocked to see Richardson traded,” but then added that Richardson “should be happy now, because he’s playing...

Indianapolis Colts Trade for Trent Richardson

The Indianapolis Colts used to be a kind of boring team off the field. They didn't do much in free agency or with trades and really looked to build through the draft--but not anymore. Under new general manager  Ryan Grigson the team has not been afraid to do what it takes to make the team better. Like trade for last season's No. 3 overall pick, Trent Richardson, two games...

Making sense of the Trent Richardson trade

The Cleveland Browns shocked the world this week when they made a dramatic trade just two weeks into the NFL regular season. They sent second-year running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for the Colts’ first-round draft pick next year. What made this move such a splash is that midseason trades are […]The post Making sense of the Trent Richardson trade...

Trent Richardson Dealt To Indianapolis Colts

No, you didn’t read the title wrong. The Cleveland Browns have decided to move their franchise cornerstone, running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts who just recently lost Vick Ballard for the season.  Richardson, drafted out of Alabama in 2012, played in 15 games his rookie season, accumulating 950 yards on the ground and another 367 through the air on 318 touches...

Trent Richardson traded to Indianapolis Colts

The Cleveland Browns traded Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday in exchange for a first-round draft pick in 2014. He will take over as Indy’s lead back after Ahmad Bradshaw was thrust into a full-time starting role following Vick Ballard’s season-ending knee injury. Earlier on Wednesday, Colts owner Jim Irsay hinted on Twitter […]

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There are a lot of factors in the 49ers Colts game that make this a must see matchup. I know that it is still early in the season, so I am not saying this is going to be a must win game for either team. With that said there are many storylines in this game. Here is a breakdown of a few of them. 1. Running Backs Trent Richardson! The trade between the Colts and the Brown is more embarrassing...
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