Colts acquire Browns RB Trent Richardson

  • Justin "Arby" Arbogast

In a move that promised to bring “shock and awe” to Colts fans, ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the team has acquired RB Trent Richardson from the Browns via trade.

The move was teased on Twitter by Colts owner Jim Irsay for roughly 30 minutes before the gamble was announced:

 

 

The move definitely comes as a shocker to most, as Cleveland spent the third overall pick on Richardson in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Richardson, in his second season from Alabama has 31 carries for 105 yards in two games with the Browns this season and was expected to take a giant leap for the Cleveland franchise.

It seems the Browns will start from square one under new ownership, and getting rid of a franchise guy proves they’re doing just that. The Browns appear to be stockpiling picks, as they now have two first round picks, two third rounders and two fourth rounders in addition to their normal selections.

Richardson was one of two first round picks for the Browns in 2012. QB Brandon Weedon was the other, and his future looks shaky as well under the new regime.

The Colts gave up a first round pick for Richardson. A pick that if they make the playoffs, will be a lot less valuable than a third overall. Good move, Mr. Grigson.

 

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