Tim Polzer
Wednesday September 18th, 2013

The Browns are taking precautions to keep second-year running back Trent Richardson healthy in 2013. (Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) The Browns have traded second-year running back Trent Richardson to the Colts for a first-round draft pick. (Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

The Browns have traded former first-round pick Trent Richardson to the Colts for a first-round pick, as first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Colts confirmed the trade.

Cleveland selected Richardson out of Alabama with the third overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Richardson rushed for 950 yards and a Browns rookie record-tying nine touchdowns last season.

Colts owner Jim Irsay stoked media interest Wednesday afternoon when he teased a blockbuster trade via Twitter.


https://twitter.com/JimIrsay/status/380446242083323904 https://twitter.com/Colts/status/380457133306699777

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