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Trent Richardson | RB | Indianapolis Colts
Posted: 12/2/2014 9:04pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson won't have his role reduced by head coach Chuck Pagano after RB Dan Herron outplayed Richardson for the second straight week in Week 13 against the Washington Redskins. Herron has run for 153 yards and a touchdown in the last two games, while Richardson has just 54 yards rushing. 'He's a professional, he understands,' Pagano said. 'None of us can ever get away from working at our craft regardless of the circumstance, regardless of adversity, just keep grinding, just keep working, just keep swinging the ax. If he keeps swinging the ax, the tree will fall. If you put the ax down, the tree is never coming down. Just keep chopping wood and good things will happen.'
Huddle Up: From Donald Brown to Ahmad Bradshaw to now Herron, Richardson has been outperformed by just about every back he's played with in Indy, but it's clear the Colts aren't about to give up on the player they dealt a first-round pick for.

Posted: 11/20/2014 6:29pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 20.
Huddle Up: T-Rich should be fine -- the Colts certainly need him to be -- after he sat out Wednesday with a reported illness.

Posted: 10/31/2014 3:25pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) is not on the injury report for Week 9, and should be able to play Monday, Nov. 3.
Huddle Up: Richardson is primed to return after sitting out Week 8 and is a decent low-end RB2/flex option Monday night against the Giants.

Posted: 10/24/2014 4:01pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) has been doing rehab work this week but hasn't practiced. He is listed as questionable could be a game-time decision in Week 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: Indy's late-afternoon kickoff in Pittsburgh on Sunday won't help T-Rich owners, but the RB is a longshot to play in any case given he hasn't practiced at all. Get another back in your lineup now and prepare to leave him there.

Posted: 10/23/2014 4:14pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: That's 2 straight missed practices for the Indy RB, and it's starting to look like Ahmad Bradshaw and Dan Herron will serve as the team's primary backs Sunday in Pittsburgh.

Posted: 10/23/2014 10:16am et
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) said Wednesday, Oct. 22, that he expects to play in the Week 8 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was injured in the second half of the Week 7 win against the Cincinnati Bengals, and could have returned. However, he was held out because the game had already been decided.
Huddle Up: Richardson is still the Colts' volume back, though Ahmad Bradshaw is the more efficient and effective of the tandem.

Posted: 10/22/2014 6:03pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 22.
Huddle Up: Something to keep on the rest of the week after Richardson departed last Sunday's game early with the balky hammy. Dan Herron would spell Ahmad Bradshaw in Week 8 if Richardson is unable to go.

Posted: 8/21/2014 12:07am et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson is off to a slow start in training camp and the preseason, posting just 34 yards in 14 attempts. At 2.4 yards per carry, that's even less than the 2.9 yards per carry he averaged in his disappointing 2014. 'Trent, he needs to answer the bell and do his job to the best of his ability,' general manager Ryan Grigson said Wednesday, Aug. 20.
Huddle Up: Some are saying Richardson looks good this preseason but they must be watching games from his time at Alabama by mistake. Richardson is still dancing behind the line and looks like the same back he has for the last year and a half. He plays in an explosive offense but right now Richardson's big rookie year looks like a lifetime ago

Posted: 7/27/2014 2:28pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson has not been participating in training-camp practices because of a soft-tissue issue, according to head coach Chuck Pagano. Pagano said the team is being careful with Richardson and want him to be 100 percent before he returns to the field.
Huddle Up: With fellow RB Vick Ballard's season already over before it got started, the Colts are counting on a bounce-back season from Richardson more than ever and certainly aren't going to take the chance of aggravating a minor issue in the opening week of camp.

Posted: 7/13/2014 10:39pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson will need to produce right away in the running game if he wants to keep the starting job, because the team will not wait for him to turn things around if RB Ahmad Bradshaw or Vick Ballard are playing well.
Huddle Up: Uh, yeah, there's zero chance a contender such as the Colts will keep giving Richardson start after start if he's averaging anywhere close to the 2.9 yards per carry he averaged a season ago.

Posted: 7/11/2014 5:24pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson has greatly benefitted from extra time spent in the classroom, according to offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton. Hamilton said Richardson will be better this season after facing a tough situation following his trade to Indianapolis.
Huddle Up: Everyone in Indy continues to bend over backwards with optimism regarding Richardson, and maybe things will work out for the former first-round pick this season. Fantasy owners are most definitely viewing him with a 40-pound sack of salt, however.

Posted: 6/25/2014 3:14pm et
The Indianapolis Colts say RB Trent Richardson is relying more on his instincts when running instead of thinking. They believe he can be a three-down back.
Huddle Up: Indy still has to say that, seeing as they gave away a first-round pick to acquire Richardson. We'll see how he holds up through camp in competition with a healthy Ahmad Bradshaw and a healthy Vick Ballard, though at this point he still has to be considered the favorite for carries in the Colts' backfield.

Posted: 6/2/2014 11:58pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson said he's feeling more fluid at organized team activities. He added that timing has helped him better understand how the offense works.
Huddle Up: You may recall that not understanding the offense was one of Richardson's rationales for his struggles last year. So at least he's getting the offense now, which should help.

Posted: 4/24/2014 7:32pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson said after reviewing tape of the 2013 season he thinks he was trying to do too much. 'It's human. But you can't hit the home run. You have to set up your runs,' Richardson said. 'That's one thing, (because of) not having as much success as I've always had, you catch yourself saying, 'I gotta score, I gotta score.' '
Huddle Up: In any case, Richardson is sure to be available at a bargain price in fantasy drafts this summer, and could surprise if he's truly figured things out.

Posted: 4/19/2014 10:37pm et
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said it will be important for RB Trent Richardson to participate in all of the offseason workouts so he can get more comfortable with the offense. 'He wants to be great. He's got all the talent. He's got all the ability. We would have never done what we did if we didn't believe that deep down in our core. So we look for him to have a great offseason and to have a great 2014 campaign,' Pagano said.
Huddle Up: Nice, subtle way for Pagano to emphasize to Richardson that Indy gave up a first-round pick for him and he needs to deliver on that potential. Ahmad Bradshaw and Vick Ballard are around to swipe carries if Richardson doesn't live up to those expectations.

Posted: 2/20/2014 10:11pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (shoulder) underwent shoulder surgery following the season, but it was 'just a scope.' The surgery shouldn't affect his offseason training.
Huddle Up: Just another hurdle to clear for Richardson as he attempts to regain fantasy relevancy after his fantasy train wreck of a 2013 season.

Posted: 2/5/2014 11:00pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson plans on spending the offseason studying the playbook and learning the system. "Learn the system, not just memorizing it," Richardson said. "Learning the whole concept of the system. There's a difference between having it memorized and feeling comfortable with the system. I'm going to talk to a lot of veteran players, talk to Adrian (Peterson), talk to (LaDainian Tomlinson), talk to Emmitt Smith to make sure I'm the best I need to be next year."
Huddle Up: At least some of Richardson's struggles last season were attributed to him not knowing the offense, so extra time in the playbook should help in that regard.

Posted: 1/14/2014 7:20pm et
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said RB Trent Richardson is still a part of the team's future even though he struggled this season. 'He wants to be great. He's got all the talent, he's got all the ability. We would never have done what we did if we didn't believe that. We look for him to have a great offseason and have a great 2014 campaign.'
Huddle Up: It's no news flash that Richardson was one of the biggest fantasy flops of the season, finishing with only 1 100 total-yard game and 4 TDs -- all after getting picked 10th overall on average in redraft leagues. On the other hand, the Colts aren't about to give up on the RB after 14 games and trading away their 2014 first-round pick to acquire him.

Posted: 1/9/2014 3:49pm et
Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton said the team won't hesitate to use RB Trent Richardson in the divisional round against the New England Patriots this weekend after Richardson fumbled the only carry he had in the team's win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the wild-card game. 'Trent actually did a great job of playing without the ball. His ability to take on those linebackers and handle all the different blitzes that we started to see, especially late in that game, was a big part of our success. No, I haven't lost any confidence in Trent at all. As a matter of fact, we're counting on Trent and Donald and even Tashard (Choice) because we only have a few backs to be ready to go out and play,' Hamilton said.
Huddle Up: Facing the banged-up Pats' D is a great matchup for the Indy RBs, but it's been hard to trust Richardson all season, especially after his 1-touch, 1-fumble outing last week. Donald Brown (15 touches-102 total yards-2 TDs vs. K.C.) is the Colts' back you're using.