Browns rookie RB Trent Richardson had just 39 yards on 19 carries, often struggling to escape the first tackler.
Richardson missed the entire preseason after arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and didn’t return to practice until Monday. He looked rusty at times and tentative on a few runs, but he had little room to operate against an Eagles defense that plugged holes all afternoon.
“He’ll play better next week,” Browns coach Pat Shurmur said. “That’s a competitor. We had to put a leash on him to get him out of there. He won a couple times getting back in there. That’s what you want from a guy that plays that position. He’s going to play a lot of great football around here for a long time.”