At the Combine: Titans visit with Vols' Hardesty

Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 6:45pm

INDIANAPOLIS — The Tennessee Titans already have a full stable of running backs, but that didn’t stop them from visiting with former University of Tennessee star Montario Hardesty here at the NFL Combine.

The Titans already have Chris Johnson as their featured back with LenDale White, a restricted free agent, and Javon Ringer behind him.

So it was somewhat interesting that the Titans would be taking a look at yet another running back.

Hardesty carried the load for the Volunteers in 2009 with 1,345 yards on 282 carries. He met with new running backs coach Kennedy Pola, as Tennessee was one of a number of teams to show interest in the former Vol.

“The coach told me he likes how I run and the things that I do on the field,” Hardesty said.

Asked how he would like being part of a one-two punch with Johnson, who ran for 2,006 yards last season, Hardesty replied, “That’d be nice.”

The Titans also met with linebackers Dekoda Watson of Florida State and Daryl Washington of Texas Christian here at the Combine.

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