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Trent Richardson 'Really Close' To Deal, According To Report

First-round Draft pick Trent Richardson is close to signing with the Cleveland Browns, according to a Thursday morning blog post from ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley.

Richardson originally made the comment in an interview on 92.3 The Fan.

From Hensley's post:

Richardson said signing was his top priority and hears it's "really close to being done."

"I want it done by [Thursday], because I want to get everything done with," Richardson told 92.3 FM The Fan in Cleveland. "I'm here to play football, and I'm here to win."

Richardson seems motivated to prove he's worthy of being the third overall pick in the draft.

"People have made comments about me being an ordinary running back," Richardson said, referring to comments made by Jim Brown on draft day. "As of now, I haven't been in the league, so I do have to make a name for myself."

The Browns have already signed their seventh-round pick, fullback Brad Smelley, and fourth-round pick, linebacker James-Michael Johnson.

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