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Trent Richardson is getting the bulk of first-team work at OTAs.

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Trent Richardson says he's "knows" the Colts playbook now, as opposed to last year when he merely "remembered" it.

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After reviewing tape of his 2013 season, Trent Richardson said he was trying to do too much.

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Coach Chuck Pagano stressed that it's "very, very important" for Trent Richardson to be present for the entire offseason program.

"It's going to be very, very important for [Richardson] to be here for the offseason program and to dive into this thing full steam ahead, which he will," Pagano said. "We look for him to have a great offseason and to have a great 2014 campaign." The Colts are comfortable with Richardson atop the depth chart, but the leash shouldn't be long if Richardson can't prove his 2013 was a mirage.

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ESPN's Mike Wells believe the Colts are comfortable going into the season with Trent Richardson, Vick Ballard, and Ahmad Bradshaw as the top three running backs on the depth chart.

That comfort is misplaced. Richardson was downright awful in Indy last season, gaining two yards or fewer on 101 of his 188 carries. Ahmad Bradshaw is a walking injury coming off neck surgery, and Vick Ballard is coming off an ACL tear suffered Week 1 of last season. The Colts have also yet to properly address the interior line problems that plagued their running game last season. Unless a few players step up, the lion's share of the offensive load will likely fall on Andrew Luck's shoulders again in 2014.

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Trent Richardson rushed for two yards or fewer on 101 of his 188 carries last season, and was stopped for a loss or no gain 41 times.

That means T-Rich failed to surpass two yards on 53.7 percent of his carries, and was stopped for a loss or no gain 21.8 percent of the time. The numbers encapsulate the true miserableness of Richardson's sophomore campaign. A full breakdown of why Richardson flopped can be found in Patrick Daugherty's "What Went Wrong," accessible at the link below.

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Asked Friday if he would still make the Trent Richardson trade, Colts GM Ryan Grigson replied "yes."

Grigson obviously wouldn't say "no," but it's notable that he wasn't exactly effusive in his praise, offering up a one-word answer. Coming off one of the most disappointing seasons in recent memory, Richardson is now recovering from shoulder surgery. The bulky back admitted earlier this month that he still doesn't have a natural feel for the Colts' system. Once he gets healthy, T-Rich needs to put on a show in the Colts' offseason program. Despite all his problems, Richardson is still the heavy favorite to enter 2014 as Indy's No. 1 back.

Trent Richardson RB IND 5 Months's Ian Rapoport reports Trent Richardson underwent shoulder surgery following the Colts' Divisional Round loss, but that it was "only a scope."

Per RapSheet, the operation isn't expected to affect Richardson's status for OTAs. That's good news, as T-Rich admitted earlier this month that he still didn't have a feel for the Colts' system. T-Rich has suffered a number of nicks and bruises since being the No. 3 overall pick of the 2012 draft, but this is the first we've heard of his shoulder. It's just one more hurdle to clear as he looks to rebound from a monumentally-disappointing season. ESPN's Mike Wells expects the Colts' running-back competition to be "wide open."

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ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells expects the team's running back position to be a "wide-open competition" for 2014.

Wells interestingly adds that he'd expect free agent Donald Brown, if re-signed, to enter training camp as Indy's No. 3 back behind Trent Richardson and Vick Ballard. If that's the case, we wouldn't anticipate Brown staying put. Despite T-Rich's 2013 struggles, the Colts will give him every opportunity to win the 2014 starting role after trading a first-round pick for him early last season.

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Trent Richardson said his top priority this offseason is to learn the Colts' offensive system.

"Learn the system, not just memorizing it," Richardson said. "Learning the whole concept of the system. There's a difference between having it memorized and feeling comfortable with the system. I'm going talk to a lot of veteran players, talk to Adrian (Peterson), talk to (LaDainian Tomlinson), talk to Emmitt Smith to make sure I'm the best I need to be next year." Richardson stresses that he's highly motivated to "put on a big show every weekend." Richardson checked in at No. 78 overall in our own Evan Silva's post-season fantasy top 200 last week.