Looks like the Colts still feel pretty good about the prospects of running back Trent Richardson living up to his first-round draft pick expectations. That's because Donald Brown, who led Indianapolis in rushing last season, has agreed to terms on a contract with the Chargers, according to NFL.com.
According to Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo, Brown's new contract is worth $10.5 million over three years with a $3.25 million signing bonus.
Brown is coming off a season in which he rushed for 537 yards and averaged 5.3 yards per carry to go with six touchdowns, and even though Indianapolis traded draft picks to the Browns in order to acquire Richardson, Brown took away the starting job from him and showed talent we'd rarely seen from him before.
Brown was No. 48 on our CBSSports.com free agent list, and now he joins a San Diego team that already features a No. 1 running back in Ryan Mathews (even if he nearly always seems to be on the verge of finding his way to the bench) and Danny Woodhead.
Though Brown won't be back, the Colts should be OK at running back even if Richardson doesn't play well. The team also should play Vick Ballard and Ahmad Bradshaw, both of whom missed most of last season with injuries.