Aug 15, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson (33) runs around Detroit Lions strong safety Don Carey (32) and defensive tackle Nick Fairley (98) during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns say Trent Richardson is ready to roll

Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson got a taste of preseason action for the first time in his career during Week 2 of the preseason against the Detroit Lions and he looked impressive, while showing no signs of the nagging injuries that have kept him out of action throughout training camp.

The Browns will be without backup Dion Lewis for a majority of the season and Montario Hardesty for a few weeks, but head coach Rob Chudzinski does not seem too concerned about Richardson carrying the load.

He is really rolling right now,” Turner said, via the Akron Beacon Journal. “I’m impressed with what I see in practice. The plays he had in the game, he was outstanding, and he’s a guy that defenses have to gear their thinking to stopping.”

That is great news for the Browns, who will rely heavily on Richardson as their workhorse back.

In the new offense, it will be more important than ever to have a strong running game in order to open up the vertical passing game.

With Richardson fully healthy and showing no signs of slowing down, Cleveland’s offense could be set up to be a surprise breakout performer in 2013.

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