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Old 12-14-2012, 01:55 PM   #3902
Is this thing on???
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Trent Richardson not demoted by Cleveland Browns

By Gregg Rosenthal
Around The League editor
Published: Dec. 14, 2012 at 12:45 p.m. Updated: Dec. 14, 2012 at 01:21 p.m.

The headline in Friday's Canton Repository caught me off guard: "Childress says no plans to demote Richardson."

Wait, what?

It's remarkable this even is a conversation. The Cleveland Browns took Richardson with the No. 3 overall pick in the draft. They traded up for him! His backup is ... Montario Hardesty. Yet it's not that crazy a suggestion when you look at the numbers.

Richardson is averaging 24 carries per game during the past month, without a 100-yard game. He hasn't averaged more than 3.6 yards per carry in any of those games and was held to just 42 yards last week. For perspective, New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw has the same number of yards as Richardson this season in 51 fewer attempts.

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