INDIANAPOLIS -- What seemed like a temporary switch at the starting running back position for the Indianapolis Colts because Trent Richardson missed some practice time last week with flu-like symptoms was actually not the case.
Pagano didn’t say who will start at running back against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, but if he goes off performance against the Jaguars, Herron will continue to start.
Herron rushed 12 times for 65 yards and had five catches for 31 yards. Richardson rushed for 42 yards and a touchdown on 13 attempts and didn’t have any catches out of the backfield. Richardson and Herron played 41 and 32 snaps, respectively, against Jacksonville.
“We’ll see how the week goes,” Pagano said. “They both practiced well last week. We all know Trent missed last Wednesday out sick, but they both practiced well and we’ll see how they practice this week and make a decision.”
If Herron continues to start, which appears to be the case, it’ll be the second straight season that Richardson, who the Colts gave up a first-round draft pick to acquire from Cleveland in September 2013, has lost his starting position late in the season. He lost it to Donald Brown in Week 12 last season.