It appears that running back Trent Richardson will be ready to go for the Browns' opener against the Eagles on Sunday, as he was practicing Friday, according to the cadre of reporters at Browns practice.
#Browns RB Trent Richardson and CB Joe Haden both practicing. Set to play Sunday.— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) September 7, 2012
Trent Richardson looks like a go Sunday; practicing again as is Joe Haden who is appealing suspension— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) September 7, 2012
The first-round pick had a second surgery on his left knee on Aug. 9 and missed all four preseason games. He had not been seen outside on the practice field until last weekend, but he's worked his way back into pads this week and appears ready for action. Head coach Pat Shurmur said Richardson would be the starter if he was healthy, and it appears that will be the case.