Well, it looks like the Cincinnati Bengals won’t have to see Trent Richardson twice a year anymore:
Filed to ESPN: Browns RB Trent Richardson traded to Indy for Colts’ first-round pick.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 18, 2013
BREAKING: The Browns have acquired the Indianapolis Colts’ first-round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft for running back Trent Richardson.
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 18, 2013
While the Bengals will avoid Richardson in next week’s road contest against the Browns, they’ll see him in Week 14 when they host the Indianapolis Colts, who suddenly have a loaded offense.
Also, the Browns are now looking to the free agent market to find a suitable replacement, and they may have already found their man:
And Cleveland is bringing in Willis McGahee for a physical and if he passes they are planning to sign him
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) September 18, 2013
McGahee gained 1,199 yards in 15 games in 2011 and averaged 4.8 and 4.4 yards per carry in his two seasons with the Broncos.
At 32, he’s older than most starting backs in the NFL, but at this point, it looks like the Browns are just trying to put bodies out on the field while they embrace a roster overhaul that will likely lead to them drafting in the top two or three in next May’s NFL Draft.