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Only one top-five pick has been traded before being declared an outright bust in the past decade: Gaines Adams. Before passing away, Adams had played over two full seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before getting shipped to the Chicago Bears. Trent Richardson has played in only 17 games for the Browns.
There’s a reason top-five picks are so rarely traded. They were top-five picks in the first place. They have more physical talent than everyone else, and teams, particularly the rebuilding teams that have such players, don’t like giving up that kind of young talent.
There are two exceptions to that rule, both of which are fairly simple. The first is that the player is a lemon, and the team wants to dump him before the rest of the league figures it out.
In the case of Trent Richardson, you could make a convincing argument that Cleveland knows more than the rest of us and that he’ll never be a star in the NFL. It would explain his low YPC (3.5 in his career), and would be supporte...
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At the heart of the Trent Richardson trade yesterday is pure emotional outrage. The Cleveland Browns should have been an eight-win team this year according to yours truly. As most of you know, my mantra has been that for this team, considering the development time on the roster and the amount of cap space available to them, eight wins is the reasonable expectation I put on this front...
Brandon Weeden, the 29 year-old sophomore quarterback, will not start this Sunday against he Vikings due to a thumb injury.
Furthermore, it looks like Weeden will not be guaranteed to be the starter once he is fully healthy.
Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski had this to say:
“I don’t really see it as that. We’ll see how things are going, how Brandon is doing from a health...
The Indianapolis Colts acquired running back Trent Richardson on Wednesday from the Cleveland Browns. The Colts (1-1) traded their 2014 first-round pick for Richardson, who rushed for 950 yards with 11 touchdowns in 2012, while posting
With the Browns trading Trent Richardson today to the Colts for a 2014 #1 pick, it says a great deal about what they thought of him. The team, under the previous regime, spent the #3 overall pick last season on him, and they just dumped him for a pick that will likely be in the late teens or the 20's. While Richardson battled injuries and ran behind a bad offensive line, he...
There's a reason why longtime Cleveland Browns fan Ryan Alessio hates the Cleveland Browns. It's because the Cleveland Browns don't want to win these days.
The Cleveland Browns have announced that Brian Hoyer will start in place of Brandon Weeden this week.
BREAKING: Head Coach Rob Chudzinski has informed Brian Hoyer that he will start at quarterback Sunday at Minnesota.
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 18, 2013
Weeden is currently dealing with a thumb injury and hasn’t played well so far this season.
Hoyer will now have...
Like most people, I was shocked to hear the Browns had traded Trent Richardson, the third overall pick of the 2012 draft, to the Indianapolis Colts. I didn't think much could surprise me in this league anymore, but you just don't see trades like this happen these days. Especially with such a marquee, so-called franchise player like this, only two games into his second season...
The 0-2 Cleveland Browns have made a statement that they don’t plan on competing during the 2013 season. The team, which has a new front office and coaching staff, waited just two weeks into the regular season to shake things up. Shake things up they did. The Browns traded second year running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for the Colts 2014 first round...
What else should we expect from the Cleveland Browns? We all knew that they weren’t going to be good this year with the 40 year old sophomore quarterback, but if they could have finished out the season with a bad record and drafted a good quarterback, they would have been contenders in the AFC North in a couple years. But the Browns front office had vastly different things...
You ever started to date a woman and immediately regretted it, but because you put in the time, money and effort into the relationship you felt the need to stick around longer than you should have?
That was the Cleveland Browns 2012 NFL Draft.
They had two picks in the 1st round (#3 that was originally #4 but they traded with Vikings for no good reason and #22). When you have two...
In one of the most shocking in-season trades in NFL history, sophomore running back Trent Richardson has been dealt from the Cleveland Browns to the Indianapolis Colts.
Only 16 months ago, Richardson entered the league as the most highly-touted rookie back since Adrian Peterson, but there's a new regime in Cleveland now -- one that has zero ties to that Richardson selection...
The NFL never sleeps.Not even on Wednesday's.Today (9/18) the Indianapolis Colts have made the move of the year by acquiring former Browns running back Trent Richardson in a trade.It is nothing short of a monumental move for Indianapolis, and is showing that they're no longer planning for the future, because it's now.For Cleveland on the other hand, it's a shocking...
Tweet Wednesday evening, the Cleveland Browns shocked the sports world by trading 2012 NFL draft third overall pick Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2014 first round draft pick. Despite some early season struggles, Richardson was widely regarded as arguably the team’s best offensive player. The trade got the Browns fan base so […]
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ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Cleveland Browns Running Back Trent Richardson has been traded to the Indianapolis Colts for their 2014 first round draft pick.
This move gives the up and coming Colts , the 1st ( Andrew Luck) and 3rd ( Richardson) picks from the 2012 draft and the Rebuilding mode Browns 2 first round picks in...
The Indianapolis Colts pulled off a monster trade Wednesday afternoon getting former third overall pick Trent Richardson from the Cleveland Browns for a first round draft pick in 2014. Colts owner Jim Irsay sent several tweets out earlier today teasing of a ‘MONSTER’ trade in the works for the Colts who recently lost Vick Ballard […]