Cleveland Browns trade Trent Richardson to Colts

11:22 PM, Sep 18, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Browns just announced that they have traded Trent Richardson, 22, to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2014 first-round draft pick.

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Chris Ogbonnaya and Bobby Rainey are currently the only running backs on Cleveland's 53-man roster. Dion Lewis and Montario Hardesty are both on injured reserve.

The Browns released a statement just after 6 p.m. Wednesday:

The Cleveland Browns have acquired the Indianapolis Colts' first-round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft for running back Trent Richardson.

Additionally, the Browns also announced that they are bringing to Cleveland for a physical RB Willis McGahee.

Prior to the NFL awarding compensatory selections this spring, the trade gives the Browns 10 draft selections, including a pair of first-round selections.

Cleveland previously had acquired the Steelers' third-round selection and the Colts' fourth-round choice.

"Trent's a great player and we expect him to have success in this league," said Browns CEO Joe Banner. "Right now, based on how we're building this team for sustainable success, we're going to be aggressive and do what it takes to assemble a team that consistently wins."

McGahee, 31, a two-time Pro Bowler (2007, 2011), is 6-foot, 235-pound veteran in his 11th year out of Miami (Fla.). He has four 1,000-yard rushing seasons during a distinguished career.


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