The Cleveland Browns announced today that rookie RB Trent Richardson will be ready for Week 1. Richardson previously underwent a knee scope that has sidelined him for much of training camp, and he’ll likely be eased into the offense as he shares carries with fellow SEC back Montario Hardesty. Richardson was the third-overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, and was regarded as the best RB prospect since Adrian Peterson came to the league.
It appears likely now that Ravens QB Joe Flacco will play out the final year of his rookie deal. Flacco and the Ravens have been negotiating a long-term deal, but have been unable to hammer anything out, and the franchise tag may be in play for Flacco this offseason.