The Cleveland Browns are gearing up for training camp next week, and one player who is likely more excited than most is running back Trent Richardson.
Ever since sitting out the mandatory June minicamp and most of the team’s OTAs with a right shin injury, Richardson has had to repeatedly deny the notion that he is injury-prone and fend off persistent rumors that he wouldn’t be available for the start of training camp.
On Tuesday, he once again confirmed that he is good to go.
“I’ll be full-go right from the get-go and y’all out there will see me flying around,” he said. “I can’t wait to get out there and I can’t wait for the first game. I’ve been waiting forever for this season and I know it’s going to be a good one for us.”
Richardson has been taking part in a running program in Pensacola, Fla., doing everything from sprints and jump-training to “quick-twitch work,” anything to get back and maintain his explosiveness.
As everyone assumed, being held out of last month’s practices was simply a precautionary move because, well, it was June. Now, Richardson is healthy and ready to go for his first full NFL training camp.