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Browns trade Trent Richardsonfor first-round draft pick
No. 3 in 2012 NFL Draft
by WKSU's AMANDA RABINOWITZ
and KABIR BHATIA


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The Cleveland Browns have traded running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts. In exchange, the Browns get a 2014 first-round draft pick.

Richardson was the the No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft under the Browns' previous front-office.
Other changes for the Browns include starting Brian Hoyer at quarterback Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. And running back Willis McGahee, an 11-year NFL vet, is being brought in for a tryout. 


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Browns CEO Joe Banner says it's about building for a solid future: “You know, this wasn’t something negative about Trent as much as it was the value that we think we got in terms of what we feel we need to do to move the franchise forward and get it to where we want it to be, and that we thought that position does well to do that.” 

First-year head coach Rob Chudzinski says he doesn't think the trade will impact the team's competitiveness the rest of the season. 

"These guys understand the business aspect of football. I’m a competitive guy and I expect that we’ll have the same expectations, we’ll have the same goals and we’re going to play every week to win every week. Nothing’s changed from that standpoint,” Chudzinski said.

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Terry Pluto: A painful season ahead
"The longest season just became the eternally painful season, I think, for Browns fans," Pluto said.

"Is this officially bailing on the season?" WKSU's Amanda Rabinowitz asked.

"Yes, yes, yes," Pluto said. "In fact, it started in the draft in the spring when they traded two of their picks for picks next season. So they've already said that 2014 is our Super Bowl. But I'm telling you, it is going to be painful, painful, painful to watch this team this year." 

Pluto also expects this decision to hurt attendance at Browns games this year.

"I think this will hurt them some in terms of single game tickets," Pluto said. "What you'll see is a lot of season ticket holders will stay home. I've seen that before. I'll be very curious about what it'll do for their attendance next year. Of course if they have the draft and they get some big name players everybody will get all excited again. You know how that goes, it's the same cycle."

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