"I was shocked," Richardson said Wednesday on a conference call with Cleveland reporters, according to The Plain Dealer. "I had no clue at all. I had no type of heads up."
Cleveland's decision to deal him for a first-round pick still burns. Richardson won't hide his motivation as he prepares to face his former team for the first time.
"They gave up on me," Richardson said. "I'm going to go into this game like it's my last one."
"A lot of people are saying, 'He's a mistake. He's this. He's that,'" Richardson said. "Well, watch these next four weeks, because it ain't like I've been playing bad football."
Opinions vary. Richardson might be playing for his NFL career over these next four weeks.