Trent Richardson returned to team drills at Cleveland Browns Saturday practice

Jul 26, 2013; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson (33) turns the corner on linebacker Paul Kruger (99) during training camp at the Cleveland Browns Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson is looking like he may finally get past all of the nagging injuries and be healthy enough to be a full participant in practice and the team’s next preseason game. During Saturday practice, Richardson returned to a majority of the team drills, though he was held out of the two-minute drills.

It is a good sign for Richardson, who has been slowed by a shin injury, that he was able to get back on the practice field and work himself closer to game shape.

The next move for Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski will be to determine whether or not Richardson suits up for the team’s next preseason outing against the Detroit Lions on Thursday. If Richardson is able to go, it would be the first preseason game that he has played in since entering the NFL.

Of course, the Browns may just take the cautious approach and bring Richardson along slowly to ensure that he is 100 percent for the start of the regular season and ready to be the team’s workhorse back.

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