Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson reported for training camp with rookies over the weekend and he plans to be heavily involved in the team’s preseason workouts. As far of the Browns are concerned, that will just be the beginning of Richardson’s heavy workload this season.
If the Browns get their way, Richardson will get up to 300 carries.
“Just watching him and seeing him against us when I came here in October and then watching the tape, yeah, he’s that type of runner,” said offensive coordinator Norv Turner, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “Obviously he’s the third pick in the draft. I think he has a lot of great days ahead of him. I always have a problem comparing players because each guy has his own unique style, but I think he’s capable of doing great things.
“Obviously, the trend in the league is to not do that, but I think it depends on your team and everyone around it. If that player is your best player, then I think it’s probably a good thing to have him in the game and give him the ball. So I would hope Trent would have that many carries. That means he’s playing healthy and playing at a pretty high level.”
For a guy that has had trouble staying healthy, that amount of carries may be a bit optimistic, but the takeaway is the Browns plan on relying heavily on Richardson heading in to the season.