Colts hope Trent Richardson is ‘bell cow’

Offseason big for T-Rich: Much has been written of Trent Richardson’s awful 2013 season. Both Richardson and the Colts are hoping to put that in the past, starting with a strong offseason. Coach Chuck Pagano says the team will likely use a committee approach in the backfield but would also like to find a “bell cow” to lead the way. All signs point toward Richardson getting every opportunity to be that back, but he’ll need to be much better than the back that averaged fewer than three yards per carry last season. The good news is that Richardson will have an entire offseason to get acclimated to Indy’s playbook. Look for the former Alabama star to fall in drafts after last season’s poor showing, but he could have some mid-round value as a third or fourth option.

Texans seeking slot WR: Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien recently told ESPN.com that the team could look for another receiver who could play the slot. That’s a bit of a surprise for a team that still has DeVier Posey and Keshawn Martin on the roster. Although neither player posted eye-popping numbers last season, the expectation at the end of the year was that one of them could take a big step forward in 2014. That progression certainly isn’t off the table, but if Houston is indeed looking for more help at the position, it’s not encouraging.

Meachem re-signs with Saints: No need for Robert Meachem to call the moving trucks after the veteran receiver re-signed with the New Orleans Saints. He will once again be part of a crowded receiving corps that includes Marques ColstonKenny StillsNick Toon and Joe Morgan. It’s nothing new for fantasy owners, who are likely well-acquainted with the headaches associated with having a Saints receiver on their rosters. It’s hard to recommend Meachem as anything more than a waiver wire option.

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