The Cleveland Browns got an offensive boost Monday with the return of rookie running back Trent Richardson.
According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Richardson worked in with the first unit and looked healthy doing so. The former Alabama standout and No. 3 overall pick in the draft had his knee scoped about a month ago. Montario Hardesty and Brandon Jackson are also in the running back mix. Head coach Pat Shurmur said that Richardson will be the starter if he is ready to go, per Mary Kay Cabot of the Dealer.
Juan Castillo‘s unit ranked 16th against the run last season, yielding 113 yards per game.
The Eagles open with the Browns in Cleveland on Sunday.