Probably deserves its own thread:
Before the last time the Colts played the Titans, NFL Network reported that the Colts would still send a first-round pick to the Browns for running back Trent Richardson. Before the rematch, NFL Network reports that Richardson has been benched.
Yes, it has taken only 17 days for the team’s defiance to become resignation. Richardson, whose per-carry average has dipped to 2.9 yards for the season after gaining 22 yards against the Titans and 15 against the Cardinals, will ride the pine in favor of 2009 first-round pick Donald Brown.
Mike Silver reported the benching. Ian Rapoport, who reported previously that the Colts would still make the trade for Trent, explained that a Colts source called it a “bottom-line business,” and that a change needed to be made.
With the division on the line today, the Colts are saying that they've had enough with giving T-Rich starting opportunities and that Brown is the better starting option. Pretty telling.