Richardson practices for the first time

Running back will start for Browns if he is healthy enough to play. Terry McCormick

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Trent Richardson returned to practice for the Cleveland Browns on Monday for the first time since undergoing arthroscopic surgery, the Cleveland Plain Dealer said.

Richardson will get the start for the Browns against Philadelphia in the opener if he is deemed healthy enough to play. The Browns lone practice in pads this week will be held on Thursday.

"If he's ready to go, he will be our starter,'' Coach Pat Shurmur said. "Trent looked good. He was in team. I knew he'd be out here today and he did a good job. It was his first day back in practice so we did what we could do. Trent looked healthy running around.'

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