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Trent Richardson | Running Back

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 225
College: Alabama
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Coach Chuck Pagano confirmed Monday that Trent Richardson (hamstring) was active as the Colts' emergency No. 3 running back in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh.
Richardson didn't play a snap while Ahmad Bradshaw handled feature back duties and Dan Herron was the breather back. Pagano did say Monday he expects Richardson to play against the Giants this week. Fantasy owners probably shouldn't start him until they see T-Rich play at full strength for a full game again. Oct 27 - 3:48 PM

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Trent Richardson (hamstring) was active for Indianapolis' Week 8 loss to the Steelers, but held without a touch.

The Colts never made an official announcement, but Richardson was clearly only available in an emergency capacity. Ahmad Bradshaw started and was spelled by Dan "Boom" Herron. The fact that Richardson was active today may not guarantee the same thing for Week 9, as Indy goes on bye in Week 10. It's possible Indy will decide to hold him out in an effort to get him back to 100 percent. Richardson's status will be updated no later than Wednesday.
Oct 26 - 8:48 PM

Trent Richardson (hamstring) is active for Week 8 against the Steelers.

It's a surprise after T-Rich failed to practice all week, and media reports suggested he'd sit. Ahmad Bradshaw is listed as the Colts' starter, however. We'd very much expect Richardson to be on a snap count, and for Dan "Boom" Herron to be involved in the offense. T-Rich can't be trusted as an RB3. Inactive for the Colts are CB Jalil Brown, OG Lance Louis, C Khaled Holmes, OT Jamon Meredith, DT Kelcy Quarles, WR Reggie Wayne and DT Montori Hughes. Hakeem Nicks, and not Donte Moncrief, is getting the "start" in place of Wayne.
Oct 26 - 3:01 PM

The Indianapolis Star's Stephen Holder reports the Colts are "leaning toward sitting" Trent Richardson (hamstring) for Week 8 against the Steelers.

If so, it'll be the Boom Herron and Ahmad Bradshaw show for the Colts. Herron, a downhill runner at 5'10/212, managed 112 yards on 22 preseason carries, chipping in 11 catches for 55 yards and a score. Bradshaw would receive a bump up the ranks into RB1/2 consideration. The Colts and Steelers don't kick off until later this afternoon at 4:25 PM ET.
Oct 26 - 10:17 AM

Trent Richardson (hamstring) is questionable for Week 8 against the Steelers after missing practice every day this week.

He's going to be a game-time decision. Richardson is already sluggish at 100 percent, so he'd be nothing more than a borderline RB2/3 at less than full health. If he can't play, Dan Herron is expected to handle some of Richardson's workload. "Boom" is a north-south runner who showed he's hard to bring down in the preseason. Ahmad Bradshaw would gobble up a few extra looks.
Oct 24 - 1:01 PM

Trent Richardson (hamstring) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

Colts beat writers are puzzled by Richardson's absence again Friday after coach Chuck Pagano said Thursday that Richardson would likely be limited. Richardson didn't practice at all this week, leaving his status for Week 8 against the Steelers in serious doubt. Ahmad Bradshaw would get a serious boost.
Oct 24 - 11:49 AM

Trent Richardson (hamstring) remained sidelined at Colts practice Thursday.

The plan had been for Richardson to return on Thursday, so Friday has become all important for his Week 8 status. If he can't get in at least a limited session, he'll be looking very dicey for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
Oct 23 - 5:44 PM

The Colts' plan is for Trent Richardson (hamstring) to return to practice on Thursday.

Despite leaving last week's game early and not practicing on Wednesday, T-Rich fully expects to play Sunday at Pittsburgh. Per Colts beat writer Mike Wells, Richardson "could have returned to the game but he was held out because the outcome had already been decided." Richardson averaged 5.5 YPC against the Bengals, which says more about Cincinnati's pathetic run defense than T-Rich.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 22 - 8:22 PM

Trent Richardson (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

Richardson's hamstring injury isn't considered serious, but not being able to practice puts his Week 8 status in question. Ahmad Bradshaw would be a feature back if Richardson is held out, with Dan Herron mixing in for change-up carries. Richardson "hopes" to get some work in on Thursday.
Oct 22 - 2:00 PM

Trent Richardson is undergoing an MRI on his hamstring ailment.

T-Rich has been openly optimistic regarding his injury, but the Colts won't know his status for sure until the MRI comes back. Indy plays the Steelers next.
Oct 20 - 3:56 PM

Trent Richardson said the hamstring injury he sustained Sunday is a "little tweak, nothing big."

Richardson sustained the strain in the fourth quarter and didn't return as the Colts had the game in hand. "I was able to still run and move. Coach told me there's no reason to back out there," he said. Before leaving, Richardson looked as impressive as he has in two years, totaling 118 yards on 18 touches. But Ahmad Bradshaw continues to soak up the majority of red-zone reps, capping T-Rich's fantasy appeal.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 20 - 11:22 AM

Trent Richardson left Sunday's Week 7 game against the Bengals with a hamstring injury and will not return.

Richardson tweaked his hammy near the end of the third quarter and the Colts quickly went up 24-0 after that. It's unclear if he has a serious pull or the trainers are just playing it safe with the game in hand. Before the injury, Richardson actually looked really spry, repeatedly using the R1 button to juke away from defenders and showing good skills in the pass game. He finished with 14 carries for 77 yards and four catches for 41 yards. It's the first time T-Rich went over 100 total yards all season. Ahmad Bradshaw and Dan "Boom" Herron are finishing the game out.
Oct 19 - 3:51 PM

Trent Richardson rushed 17 times for 41 yards and a touchdown in Indy's Week 6 win over the Texans.

At the risk of sounding overly harsh, it was another pathetic effort from a player who is now averaging 3.22 yards through his first 87 carries. Richardson had a few nice runs where he managed to get upfield — never longer than nine yards, of course — but largely stalled the Colts' offense whenever he got the ball. T-Rich continued his habit of getting rag-dolled backward whenever he tried to go east-west. He's obviously the Colts' second-best runner behind Ahmad Bradshaw, but Bradshaw's injury history is such that Indy has to keep Richardson involved. T-Rich will be a touchdown-dependent RB3 when the Colts take on the Bengals in Week 7.
Oct 10 - 12:21 AM

Trent Richardson rushed for 37 yards on nine carries in the Colts' Week 5 win over the Ravens.

Richardson turned four catches into just ten yards. He continues to get the starts, but Richardson is being outplayed by Ahmad Bradshaw on a weekly basis. He's only been slightly better than his disastrous 2013. Richardson is a weekly low-end FLEX option and won't be anything more than that this upcoming Thursday night when the Colts travel to Houston.
Oct 5 - 5:27 PM

Trent Richardson rushed for 47 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries in the Colts' 41-17, Week 4 win over the Titans.

Richardson added an additional 52 yards on four catches. He had a long run of ten yards, and mostly looked like the same Richardson we've been seeing the past two seasons. Richardson simply has no burst. The good thing is he's involved in the passing game, even with Ahmad Bradshaw getting most of the passing-down reps. Richardson banged into the end zone from one yard out in the first quarter for his first touchdown of the season. After four games, Richardson is on pace for 812 yards and four scores on 244 carries (3.3 YPC) and an additional 488 yards receiving on 44 catches. That's a pretty Trent Richardson-ish stat line. He's an RB2/3. The Colts host the Ravens in Week 5.
Sep 28 - 4:24 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Andrew Luck
2Matt Hasselbeck
RB1Trent Richardson
2Ahmad Bradshaw
3Dan Herron
GLB1Ahmad Bradshaw
2Trent Richardson
3RB1Ahmad Bradshaw
2Trent Richardson
FB1Stanley Havili
WR11T.Y. Hilton
2Donte Moncrief
3Griff Whalen
WR21Reggie Wayne
2Hakeem Nicks
WR31Hakeem Nicks
TE1Dwayne Allen
2Coby Fleener
3Jack Doyle
K1Adam Vinatieri