Sunday, September 1, 2013, 3:04pm
Sunday, September 1, 2013, 1:44pm
Rainey and Johnson join Brandon Jackson and Chris Ogbonnaya as reserve options behind starter Trent Richardson. Both backs could conceivably contribute in the return game for Cleveland, too. Rainey (5-8, 212) and Johnson (5-7, 196) led their respective clubs in punt and kickoff return yardage in the preseason.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 9:30am
"Brandon is a reliable guy,'' said coach Rob Chudzinski. "I have no issues with Brandon. Trent will be the guy that we're counting on in a lot of different ways. We have to do a good job of keeping him fresh throughout the course of the season. I’m looking forward to seeing Brandon in the (Bears) game.''
Ogbonnaya could play a Mike Tolbert-type role in Norv Turner's offense given the lack of talent behind Richardson.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 9:47pm
Sunday, August 18, 2013, 1:43pm
The good news for Browns RB Montario Hardesty this week was that his injured right thumb wasn't broken, but dislocated. The bad news was that he'll undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Thursday, and a source told cleveland.com that he'll miss the first two to three regular-season games.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 8:40am
Browns RB Montario Hardesty is still listed second on the depth chart at running back, but his injuries have enabled Dion Lewis, Chris Ogbonnaya and Brandon Jackson to get in more work. Hardesty is in the final year of his rookie contract and you’d have to say his roster spot is in jeopardy.
Sunday, August 4, 2013, 7:24pm
Browns RB Brandon Jackson is quietly having a strong camp. It wouldn't be a shock if he knocked Monatrio Hardesty off the roster. This staff remembers that Jackson rushed for 703 yards and caught 43 passes for the Super Bowl Packers in 2010. They view him as a solid, experienced back.
It's not clear if Jackson would be the RB2 or if that would be Dion Lewis, which the article says he has locked up a roster spot.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 3:53pm
The backup to Cleveland RB Trent Richardson is likely yet to be determined, according to ESPN.
ESPN said don't be surprised if RB Montario Hardesty loses his roster spot. OC Norv Turner’s backs have to be able to catch the ball. Hardesty is a hard runner who has overcome numerous knee injuries and survived two head coaches. Through it all, he has been a liability as a dump-off receiver out of the backfield.
The story went on to question that if Hardesty doesn't make it, can Chris Chris Ogbonnay or the 5-6 ½ Dion Lewis be counted on to ably replace Richardson in the event of another injury? The team also has Brandon Jackson on the roster. If you want to handcuff Richardson, it's a situation to pay attention to.
Thursday, June 20, 2013, 9:10pm
Will he appear to be more of a plodder? Will his yards per carry be where it needs to be? Will the wear and tear from his use at Alabama continue to manifest itself? And will he remain susceptible to nagging injuries?
Well, those are certainly valid questions to ask after his rookie season. And there is a reason the Browns have stockpiled running backs this offseason as well.
Montario Hardesty, Dion Lewis and Brandon Jackson are among the other backs the Browns have stockpiled. We have Richardson 10th among 4for4 RBs and his ADP is 1.8. He's no doubt a risky pick, but with new OC Norv Turner and the reports of the offense running through him, there are some positives.
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“Ogbonnaya is a very dependable guy,” Shurmur said. “He carries the ball well. There were some pickups on protection that were good. Not to say the other backs can’t do that, but that’s how we used him yesterday.
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