Browns sign Hardesty to 4-year deal

Updated: July 26, 2010, 4:06 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Browns have signed rookie running back Montario Hardesty to a multiyear contract.

The Browns announced the signing Monday. Hardesty was a second-round draft pick acquired from Philadelphia for a third-rounder and two fifth-round selections.

Hardesty started 19 of 49 games at Tennessee, and ran for 2,391 yards with 26 touchdowns.

First-round draft pick Joe Haden remains unsigned.

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