NFL notes: Browns RB Trent Richardson sent to Indianapolis
Trent Richardson didn’t fit into the Browns’ plans. They’re pushing forward without him.
Cleveland traded the powerful running back to the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday, a stunning move just two games into this season and only one year after drafting Richardson in the first round.
Richardson was dealt for a first-round selection in next year’s draft, when the Browns will have two opening-round picks and 10 overall. Cleveland is rebuilding and the team hopes to use those picks – seven in the first four rounds – to help turn around a floundering franchise.
Broncos lose Clady
Peyton Manning will have a new left tackle protecting his blindside after the Denver Broncos placed Ryan Clady on season-ending injured reserve.
Clady hurt his left foot Sunday when New York Giants defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins rolled up on him while the Broncos were trying to run out the clock in their 41-23 win. Clady will soon undergo surgery for what’s being called a Lisfranc tear.
The younger brother of New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin died on Monday night at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, N.J. He was 63. There was no cause of death listed. … Larry Fitzgerald sat out practice with his ailing right hamstring and his status is uncertain for Arizona’s game Sunday at New Orleans. … James Starks will get the start at running back Sunday for Green Bay against Cincinnati with rookie Eddie Lacy recovering from a concussion. … Indianapolis tight end Dwayne Allen will miss the rest of the season because of a hip injury. … Tampa Bay safety Dashon Goldson’s one-game suspension was reduced to a $100,000 fine for his hit on Darren Sproles of New Orleans. … Detroit coach Jim Schwartz said MRI results on Reggie Bush’s banged-up left knee were encouraging, but didn’t say whether he would play at Washington. … The NFL fined Titans safety Bernard Pollard $42,000 for his hit on Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson on Sunday. … Cleveland third-string QB Brian Hoyer will start Sunday against Minnesota in place of Brandon Weeden, who sprained his right thumb last week. … The Bengals signed free-agent CB Curtis Marsh.
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