Richardson tries to take next step with Colts

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck calls a play in the huddle as head coach Chuck Pagano, right front, looks on during the NFL team's football training camp in Anderson, Ind., Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo)

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Colts coach Chuck Pagano is losing patience with his injured veterans.

After spending the first week of training camp defending his players, Pagano told reporters Wednesday it was time for them to get on the field and start “playing football.”

Nobody has more at stake than running back Trent Richardson, who failed to meet expectations after Indianapolis traded a first-round pick to Cleveland to get him.

With Vick Ballard out for the year, Ahmad Bradshaw is trying to come back from a neck injury with no other proven NFL running backs at camp.

If Richardson can prove he knows the offense and has his timing down, he’ll likely be the starter. But Richardson hasn’t practiced since the pads went on late last week. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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