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Montario Hardesty

Montario Hardesty - #20 - RB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 0"/ 225 lbs.
Birthday 02/01/1987
Birthplace New Bern, NC
College Tennessee
Years played 4
Drafted 2010, 2nd round, 27th pick by Browns

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Att Yds TD
65 271 1

Browns strike early, sign Kruger

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:23 p.m. ET
The Browns’ revamped regime made an early free-agent statement with the signing of Ravens OLB Paul Kruger.

Cleveland Browns: 2013 team needs

Posted March 07, 2013 @ 1 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Cleveland Browns, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Browns hire Farmer as assistant GM

Posted March 06, 2013 @ 11:01 a.m. ET
The Browns hired Ray Farmer as the team’s assistant general manager and changed Michael Lombardi’s title to general manager. 

Chudzinski offers little on Browns' QB situation

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 11:22 a.m. ET
New Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski wasn't tipping his hand as to what direction the team might go at quarterback.

Browns owner back as CEO with family business

Posted Feb. 11, 2013 @ 9:55 p.m. ET
Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is returning to his role as CEO of Pilot Flying J, his Tennessee-based truck-stop empire.

Report: Eagles peg Davis as defensive coordinator

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 11:40 a.m. ET
Former Browns LB coach Billy Davis will be the Eagles new defensive coordinator, according to Geoff Mosher of Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.

Browns release DE Rucker

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
The Browns released DE Frostee Rucker on Tuesday, the team announced.

Seahawks hire Thomas as VP of football administration

Posted Jan. 25, 2013 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
The Seahawks hired Matt Thomas as the team’s vice president of football administration on Friday.

Browns hire three assistants

Posted Jan. 22, 2013 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
The Browns hired Louie Cioffi (defensive backs), Joe Cullen (defensive line) and Shane Steichen (offensive quality control) to their coaching staff on Tuesday.

Browns hire Horton as defensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
The Browns hired former Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton to run their defense, the team announced Friday.

Turner should benefit Browns RB Richardson

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 11:54 a.m. ET
Norv Turner wanted a bellcow back in San Diego last season, and he should have one in Cleveland with Trent Richardson.

Browns name Lombardi VP of player personnel

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 10:08 a.m. ET
The Browns named Michael Lombardi, the former NFL Network analyst, their vice president of player personnel, the team announced Friday

Browns hire Turner as offensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 12:57 p.m. ET
The Browns hired former Chargers head coach Norv Turner as their offensive coordinator, the team announced Thursday.

Report: Browns to sell stadium naming rights

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 7:08 p.m. ET
The Browns are close to selling naming rights for their stadium to an energy company based in Akron, Ohio.

What's next for Browns' offense?

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 9:59 p.m. ET
At his introductory press conference on Friday, Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski shed some light on his offensive philosophy.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Oct. 18, 2012
If starter Trent Richardson continues to be bothered by a rib cartilage injury, Hardesty could be in line to see extended action against the Colts Sunday.||||||| Richardson, who suffered the injury against the Bengals Sunday, is expected to start. However, the Browns figure to be monitoring him closely. Chris Ogbonnaya could also see more touches if Richardson is limited.
Posted Aug. 19, 2012
Coach Pat Shurmur said Sunday that Hardesty is making the most of increased playing time since Richardson had knee surgery Aug. 9.||||||| Except for Hardesty's costly fumble on the first play at Green Bay on Thursday, the third-year running back is showing the style the Browns expected when they made him a second-round choice in 2010.
Posted Aug. 07, 2012
If Trent Richardson can't play Friday, Hardesty will get the chance to show if he has progressed.||||||| A second-round choice from Tennessee in 2010, he tore up his left knee in the preseason that year and missed the entire season. In sporadic time a year ago, he rushed for 266 yards in 10 games. Hardesty, in better shape now after dropping about 10 pounds down to 215, is eager to play.
Posted Oct. 31, 2011
Hardesty is active against Baltimore after missing four games with a calf injury. Hardesty was set to make his return last week at Cincinnati but aggravated his injury during warmups.||||||| With Hardesty back and Peyton Hillis healthy after missing five games with a hamstring injury, the Browns are as healthy on offense as they've been all season.
Posted Oct. 30, 2011
Hardesty has left Cleveland's game against the San Francisco 49ers with a calf injury, leaving the Browns without their top two running backs.||||||| Hardesty injured his calf in the second quarter Sunday and was not on the field for Cleveland's first drive of the third quarter. The Browns said his return was "possible."

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