Cleveland Browns team president Mike Holmgreen said in a radio interview with SportsTime Ohio "there's a chance" running back Trent Richardson could be ready for the regular season opener on Sept. 9. Holmgren continued, "As a coaching staff and as an organization, you have to be really smart in how you do that. As much as we'd all love to see him play, and are looking forward to him playing, we can't rush him back in before he's ready."
Richardson's status remains ambiguous but fantasy owners should still be happy to select him in the second round. The Browns will struggle on offense yet T-Rich will be the team's main catalyst whether it is carries or receptions. For the short term, backup back Montario Hardesty has some value since he could start a week or two early on in the season.