Browns’ starting running back Trent Richardson has been ruled out of Thursday
night’s first pre-season scrimmage against the St. Louis Rams. While Richardson has been practicing lately,
he has been limited due to an accidental kick in the right shin. This is the second time during camp
Richardson has been dinged in the shin.
first year coach Rob Chudzinski told Associated Press writer Tom Withers,
“We’re going to be smart.” Chudzinski
also noted that if this were a regular season game, then Richardson would be
playing. Chud also assured Browns’ fans
that his star running back will get enough practice and be ready to go for the
home opener as they host the Dolphins.
running back Monterio Hardesty has also been unhealthy; battling an inflamed
hamstring tendon. The Cleveland Plain
Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot reported on Tuesday that, “Hardesty’s roster spot
is in jeopardy if he can’t stay healthy.”
have been thrilled with the play of change-of-pace back Dion Lewis. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner told ESPN
Cleveland, “He’s made a lot of plays and you look out here on the practice
field, it looks like Darren (Sproles).” That’s very high praise for any back in
thing for certain is the Browns will do everything in their power to ensure
that Richardson will be ready to roll when the Dolphins come to town. Last season Miami was the 13th
rated defense against the run allowing only 108 yards per game. The refurbished Norv Turner offense will have
plenty of time to devise a plan to inflate that stat with a fresh rushing game
This article was written by John Kasler. Writer for www.Clevelandsportschat.com. Follow me on Twitter @Kagler28.
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