Browns running back Trent Richardson insists he’s 100 percent healthy and wants to play Thursday night in the second preseason game of the year against the Detroit Lions, but he also is keeping the big picture in mind.
Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said he hasn’t decided yet whether Richardson will face the Lions after sitting out the exhibition opener last week against the St. Louis Rams.
Richardson rested for two practices Aug. 2-3 after being kicked in the right shin, the same one in which he suffered a strained muscle in the spring. He returned to action Aug. 5 but was limited in team drills.
On Sunday, he received more reps in 11-on-11 sessions and looked sharp running the ball as his workload increased.
TRich reportedly looked sharp in 11-on-11 drills and his workload even increased. Of course, there's no need to rush him along at this point and the goal is for him to be ready Sept. 8, against the Miami Dolphins. But the signs point to him as being a healthy, late-first round option in fantasy drafts.