If there was any concern that Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson would be limited early in the team’s training camp, it can now comfortably be set to the side. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Richardson was impressive with his “speed and agility” during the first day of camp as he handled all of the first-team reps.
Richardson reportedly looked much further ahead of where he was at this time last season and he has cut down his weight to 225 pounds, which is eight pounds lighter than his rookie season.
It was a perfect start to the training camp for Richardson, after missing the team’s OTAs and minicamps with a strained shin. He has been looking to prove that he is capable of carry the load for a full season, despite being considered injury prone during his first year in the league.
If the Browns can get Richardson to stay healthy and carry the ball around 300 times this season, it will only open up the offense downfield for quarterback Brandon Weeden and the team’s vertical passing attack.