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    October 25, 2018 10:13 PM PDT

    CLEVELAND -- The Browns are playing it safe with Trent Richardson. Detroit Tigers Jerseys . Clevelands star running back will not play in the clubs exhibition opener on Thursday night against the St. Louis Rams as he continues to recover from an injured right shin. Richardson was accidentally kicked in the shin -- the same one he hurt during spring practice -- last week, and the Browns wont risk him hurting it further. "Were going to be smart," coach Rob Chudzinski said following Wednesdays practice, which was moved indoors because of heavy rain. Chudzinski said Richardson could have played if it was a regular-season game, but the Browns are being careful with the former first-round pick, who has had a history with injuries and played most of last season with two broken ribs. Chudzinski said he is not concerned about Richardsons durability. "Its the preseason, we have a plan of working him and making sure that he gets reps as needed out here in practice and we build him to be ready for the beginning of the season," Chudzinski said. Richardson did not play in any of Clevelands exhibition games a year ago, when he was recovering from minor knee surgery. He recently said one of his goals was to play in all four of Clevelands preseason games. Richardson took part in some drills on Wednesday, but was not on the field during team activities. Chudzinski said Richardson understands the reasons for the Browns keeping him out. Richardson rushed for 950 yards and caught 51 passes for 367 yards as a rookie. He played in 15 games, missing only the finale at Pittsburgh with an ankle injury sustained the previous week at Denver. Chudzinski said Dion Lewis will start in Richardsons spot. Also, starting strong safety T.J. Ward (hamstring) and starting guard Shawn Lauvao (ankle) will also sit out against the Rams. The Browns plan to play their starters for about one quarter, meaning quarterback Brandon Weeden will only have a few series to impress Clevelands coaching staff and maybe silence some critics who dont think hes Clevelands long-term answer at QB. Weeden has showed progress during training camp, and seems more comfortable with the Browns new offence. His goals against the Rams are pretty simple. "Just string together consecutive good plays, string together couple good drives, just get the feel of the game," he said. "Its a little different than practice, obviously theres going to be some emotions, theres going to be a lot more adrenaline and stuff like that. So I think its just put together a couple good drives and completions and just manage the game and do the things I need to do to move the ball up the field." The Browns defence has had the upper hand during recent practices, but Weeden feels Clevelands offence is starting to gel. "Were making strides," he said. "We have a long ways to go. I dont think were where we need to be. I think if you ask anybody, theyd all say the same thing, weve got a long ways to go. I still feel good about the guys we have. Im excited about the potential we have offensively. Once you get in the game and you get those live reps you can get a better understanding, because its tough when you go against your defence all the time and they have a pretty good idea what youre doing and you know what theyre doing. "So well see, but weve got some work to do." On defence, the Browns will get their first chance to unleash an aggressive scheme that has been installed by new co-ordinator Ray Horton, who spent the past two seasons in Arizona. Cornerback Joe Haden said the Browns are eager to go against another team, if for no other reason than to break up the monotony of training camp. "We just want to be able to hit somebody else besides our own teammates," Haden said. "Honestly, see how the scheme works. See how when were in practice and were blitzing against our offence and sometimes we get to the quarterback and have to back off. How it looks when you really just get to go all out and if the quarterback is really going to have to release it or if the offensive line is going to pick up the blocks. "Its going to be really good to see in a game-time situation how the blitzes really work." ---- NOTES: Rookie CB Leon McFadden (groin) and RB Montario Hardesty (hamstring) will also sit out the preseason opener. McFadden missed his first practice on Wednesday. ... Johnson Bademosi will start for Ward and Jason Pinkston will replace Lauvao at right guard. ... The Browns will honour Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown at their nationally televised Oct. 3 game against Buffalo. The team did not provide any specifics about the tribute but said "the event figures to be among the most singular memories in the teams rich timeline." Joe Jimenez Jersey .Y. -- Bills receiver Stevie Johnson has a bone to pick with the NFL schedule maker. James McCann Jersey .Y. - Nelson Mandela will be honoured by the New York Yankees with a plaque in Monument Park. http://www.tigersgearshop.com/Customized/ ;. The Olympic champion curler and TSN curling analyst immediately went online to look at the Halls long list of honoured members. Thats when the enormity of the honour sunk in. RECIFE, Brazil -- Luis Suarez has reminded anyone wholl listen at the Confederations Cup that hes playing for Uruguay, and not for a transfer from Liverpool to another club -- perhaps Real Madrid. "Im going out to play for my country of Uruguay," Suarez said. "Im not here thinking about a transfer or anything like that." The Uruguay striker is one of the games best, elusive on the dribble with a knack for scoring. He also has a penchant for getting into trouble and doing the wrong thing, drawing attention to himself in a way that has embarrassed his club and country and detracted from his playing skills. Still -- and heres the caveat -- hes the most important player for Uruguay if the South Americans are to beat World Cup champion Spain on Sunday in the their first game in the Confederations Cup, the eight-team warm-up for next years World Cup. In addition to fending off rumours about a move to Real Madrid, Suarez has also tried to use the Confederations Cup to apologize again for his behaviour. "Obviously I have done things that I myself recognize, and Ive asked to be pardoned," he said. "As a player, as a professional Id like to be valued more for the way I play on the pitch than for other things." Suarez has a long record of getting into trouble. The 26-year-old was criticized in the 2010 World Cup for using his hand to stop a shot from Ghana that was heading towards goal. The move saved Uruguay in the quarterfinal match and got the South Americans into the semifinals and a fourth-place finish. More recently, he was banned for 10 English Premier League matches in April for biting Chelsea defender Branisalv Ivanovic on the arm. Alan Trammell Jersey. He missed the last four Premier League games -- he still finished with 23 goals -- and will miss the first six next season. This was not the first biting incident. While playing in the Netherlands in 2010, he served a seven-match suspension for biting another player, earning him various nicknames, including the "Cannibal of Ajax." A year later at Liverpool, he served an eight-match ban for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra, who is black. He subsequently refused to shake hands with Evra prior to a match, again raising the charge of racism. And -- and this seems minor in comparison -- he has a reputation as a diver. Despite it all, Suarez has his defenders. Sebastian Bauza, president of the Uruguay Football Association, has singled out Suarez as the countrys key player. "We need for Suarez, as soon as possible ... to be the player he was in the (2011) Copa America and the World Cup in South Africa," Bauza said. "We have tough games coming up and we need Suarez at 100 per cent." Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has tried to take off the pressure, saying the Group B game with Spain is less important than the second match against Nigeria. Uruguay finishes with Tahiti. Spain defeated Uruguay 3-1 in a friendly in February in Doha, Qatar. "The key game is the second," Tabarez said. "Winning it will be a giant step to put us among the final four. 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