- Mike Wells, ESPN Staff Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Having quarterbacks wear red jerseys during practices is not an uncommon thing because they have to be handled with care. But Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson also had a red jersey during Thursday’s organized team activities (OTAs) session.
Richardson said the jersey is a precaution after he had surgery on his shoulder earlier this year.
"I'm feeling pretty good, it’s just up to the coach on whenever I should take the jersey off," Richardson said.
Richardson, who is trying to bounce-back from a disappointing first season with the Colts, was limited in running, which is why he put on some unnecessary weight. He recently dropped 15 pounds and is down to his ideal playing weight of 225 pounds. He said he weighed around 230 pounds last season.
Richardson, who lost his starting spot to Donald Brown last season, is working with the first team during OTAs. Vick Ballard and Ahmad Bradshaw, the two players he’s competing with for the starting position, are not taking part in OTAs.