We’re going to be smart. It’s the preseason. We’ve have a plan for that and we’re making sure he gets reps as needed out here in practice and we build him to be ready for the beginning of the season.’
Richardson did not play in any of Cleveland’s exhibition games a year ago, when he was recovering from minor knee surgery. He recently said one of his goals was to play in all four of Cleveland’s preseason games. Richardson took part in some drills on Wednesday, but was not on the field during team activities.
Richardson played most of his rookie season with two broken ribs and still rushed for 950 yards. Dion Lewis will start in Richardson’s spot.