Browns Trade RB Trent Richardson To Colts For 2014 First-Round Draft Pick
On Wednesday, the Cleveland Browns traded running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts for their first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
The trade, which pretty much came out of nowhere, now gives the Browns 10 draft picks in 2014, including a pair of first-round selections. Cleveland had previously acquired the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 third-round pick and the Colts fourth-round pick as well.
The Browns will now undoubtedly be looking for yet another quarterback and a running back early in the draft and now have the ammunition to get both. They figure to have their eyes on either Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel or Marcus Mariotta as far as quarterbacks go.
The Browns drafted Richardson in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Alabama with the third overall selection. In 17 games played, Richardson has rushed for 1,055 yards on 298 carries and 11 touchdowns.
To replace Richardson, the Browns are expected to sign free agent running back Willis McGahee, assuming he passes a physical.
The Browns are already 0-2 on the season and will be without starting quarterback Brandon Weeden this week against the Minnesota Vikings. Weeden suffered a sprained thumb this past Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. On Wednesday, Brian Hoyer was named the Week 3 starter as Weeden has already been ruled out.