Trent Richardson regaining quickness, losing weight

From his vantage point, Oakland Raiders offensive line coach Mike Tice has noticed a positive change in running back Trent Richardson. Cut by the Indianapolis Colts following a trade from the Cleveland Browns, the former Browns first-round draft pick is competing with Latavius Murray, Roy Helu, Michael Dyer and George Atkinson for playing time. "Each one has their own style," Tice told SiriusXM NFL Radio. "I like the (Latavius) Murray kid. He really came on in that veteran minicamp. He got his legs under him and showed some quickness, some good finish. I thought the young man out of Alabama (Richardson) came on. He lost some weight, his quickness came around. "And then the young man we picked up out of Washington (Helu), a local boy out of San Ramon, I think he had an outstanding offseason and he shows good quickness, good awareness." Richardson struggled with his weight last season and wasn't particularly explosive. Now, he's turning it around with the Raiders. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun  
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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