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  • Colts GM to RB Richardson: Answer the bell (The SportsXchange)

    Now is the time for Trent Richardson to perform, Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson said. The Colts gave up a first-round pick to acquire Richardson from the Cleveland Browns in 2013. The pick, 26th overall, was used by the Browns in May to select quarterback Johnny Manziel. In return, Richardson averaged 2.4 yards per carry, admitting he never had a full grasp of his role or the playbook as Donald Brown emerged as the No. 1 back down the stretch for the AFC South champions.

  • Wednesday's Sports In Brief (The Associated Press)

    Brian Hoyer defied long odds - and stiff-armed Johnny Football - to keep his dream job. Through sweat and tears, he fought his way back from a serious knee injury only to be faced with the Browns drafting Johnny Manziel, college football's dynamic quarterback with the cult-like following. He endured grueling rehab to get back on the field sooner than expected, stayed focused as Manzielmania consumed the Browns, and ignored trade rumors. It will be Hoyer who will lead the Browns, his hometown team, onto the field for the Sept. 7 opener against the archrival Pittsburgh Steelers.

  • Dose: Busted Backfield (Rotoworld)

    Chet Gresham goes through the preseason NFL fantasy football news with updates on Le'Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount, Johnny Manziel and more.

  • Byrd eager to test back, mesh with Saints defense (The Associated Press)

    Saints safety Jairus Byrd has rarely been so eager to hit and be hit, if only to reassure himself that his surgically repaired back is a healed as doctors believe. Byrd, the top free agent acquisition by New Orleans this past offseason, was cleared for contact this week, allowing him to practice at full speed and with no limitations for the first time since signing a six-year, $56 million contract in March. ''I feel good, thank God.'' Saints coach Sean Payton said coaches are eager to see Byrd on the field in a game situation this weekend.

  • Team Report - ST. LOUIS RAMS (The SportsXchange)

    Bradford impressive in return to playing field

  • Team Report - CLEVELAND BROWNS (The SportsXchange)

    Browns name Hoyer team's starting quarterback

  • Team Report - WASHINGTON REDSKINS (The SportsXchange)

    Redskins defense off to good preseason start

  • NFL roundup: Browns pick Hoyer over Manziel (The SportsXchange)

    Brian Hoyer was named the starting quarterback of the Cleveland Browns for the regular-season opener Sept. 7 at Pittsburgh. First-year head coach Mike Pettine said Tuesday he needed more time to evaluate the competition between Hoyer, who started both of the Browns' preseason games, and rookie first-round pick Johnny Manziel. While Hoyer has only four career starts -- and went 3-0 with the Browns before tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in 2013 -- his biggest advantages were experience and leadership. Manziel, drafted 22nd overall in May, played only two seasons at Texas A&M in an offense designed to win at that level.