The Cleveland Browns has selected a new runningback for Trent Richardson’s replacement.
The Browns has set their sights on Ben Tate, whose contract with the Houston Texans expires after this season, to replace Richardson.
The Browns traded Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a very valuable first round draft pick next year. If the Browns ball club is able to come up with the capital, they could acquire both Tate and a first round pick for the price of Richardson.
ESPN reported that Browns CEO Joe Banner said that the Richardson trade, which was completed Wednesday, was not reflective of anything negative about the star running back, and that the team simply seized an opportunity to improve with the deal.