ESPN is reporting that the Clevland Browns expect rookie RB Trent Richardson to play in the regular season opener against the Eagles. Richardson, the No. 3 overall pick, missed most of training camp with what was called a "routine" arthroscopic knee surgery with Dr. James Andrews. He had a similar procedure on his meniscus back in February. The Browns are expected to limit his workload early in the season, splitting time with Montario Hardesty and Brandon Jackson.
Analysis: It's great that Richardson will be ready to go in the regular season, but he's going to be way behind the curve, having not taken a single snap in preseason and getting next to no practice time to work with his new coaches and teammates. He should still be a valuable RB2 and coveted keeper pick, but don't strap your team's fortunes to him so early in the season.