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Colts get Richardson from Browns for top draft pick

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Trent Richardson during Sunday's Browns' loss to Miami. Richardson was traded Wednesday by Cleveland to Indianapolis for the Colts' top draft pick next season.
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 7:10 pm

BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns have traded running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts in a surprise move less than two years after drafting him in the first round.

The Browns (0-2), struggling on offense under new coach Rob Chudzinski, announced the move Wednesday afternoon. They will also bring in veteran running back Willis McGahee for a physical.

Cleveland receives a first-round pick in next year's draft for Richardson, who has struggled with injuries since a standout career at Alabama. He was the No. 3 overall pick in 2012.

“Trent's a great player and we expect him to have success in this league,” Browns CEO Joe Banner says.

McGahee is a two-time Pro Bowler (2007, 2011) with four 1,000-yard rushing seasons.