You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Sports

Browns in need of a presence at running back

So much is made of the Browns’ long-running quarterback futility, but the unexpected trade of second-year back Trent Richardson resets Cleveland’s clock on finding a franchise running back. Since returning to the league in 1999, the Browns have never had one player lead the team in rushing more than twice, a dubious distinction not shared by any other NFL.

Year; Leading rusher; Yards (avg. per carry)

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week