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Trent Richardson was expendable

Browns show courage, vision by trading RB who wasn't taking them anywhere

Originally Published: September 18, 2013
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

Forget for one minute how bizarre it is that the Cleveland Browns just traded running back Trent Richardson, the third overall pick in the 2012 draft, to the Indianapolis Colts just two games into this season. Ignore the obnoxious celebratory tweets by Colts owner Jim Irsay, who responded to the news as if he'd won the Super Bowl with this deal. All you have to do with this stunning transaction is consider one obvious fact: The Browns weren't going anywhere with Richardson as their franchise back.

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