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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

Friday's 60-second rant: RG3 is Browns' missing piece

Posted Dec. 21, 2012 @ 10:31 a.m. ET
With a talented roster lacking a quality QB, the Browns could have been set for years if they had succeeded in nabbing Robert Griffin III.

Eagles sign TE Moore

Posted Dec. 20, 2012 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
The Eagles signed TE Evan Moore to the active roster, the team announced Thursday.

Writing's on wall for Heckert, Shurmur in Cleveland

Posted Dec. 20, 2012 @ 10:25 a.m. ET
The Browns' Week 15 loss to the Redskins likely signalled the end for GM Tom Heckert and head coach Pat Shurmur in Cleveland.

Browns make roster moves

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
The Browns signed DB Prince Miller and LB Adrian Moten and placed LB James-Michael Johnson and DB T.J. Ward on injured reserve with knee injuries.

Browns add to new management, hire president

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
Alec Scheiner has been named the new president of the Browns. He spent the previous eight years working for the Cowboys.

Browns waive DB Patterson

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
The Browns waived DB Dimitri Patterson on Monday, the team announced.

AFC North Spin cycle: Ravens wobbling down the stretch

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The Ravens are in the playoffs, but they hardly look like contenders, and now they have to deal with the talented, desperate Giants. 

Cousins leads Redskins over Browns 38-21

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
Rookie Kirk Cousins threw for 329 yards and two TDs filling in for Robert Griffin III, leading the Redskins to their fifth straight win, 38-21 over the Browns.

Redskins announce Cousins to start Sunday

Posted Dec. 15, 2012 @ 10:56 p.m. ET
The Redskins announced Saturday evening that rookie Kirk Cousins will be the starting quarterback in the team’s Week 15 game against the Browns.

Shurmur still has work to do to save job

Posted Dec. 13, 2012 @ 11:11 a.m. ET
Pat Shurmur desperately needs wins against quality opponents in order to stay in Cleveland at least one more season.

AFC North Spin cycle: Leaders running in place

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
It was a lost week for the AFC North's top playoff contenders, but the Browns sure enjoyed themselves. 

Browns roll past Chiefs for third-straight win

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
Travis Benjamin's 93-yard punt return touchdown helped the Browns win their third straight game, 30-7 over the Chiefs on Sunday.

Young Browns hitting their stride

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
While Browns GM Tom Heckert's future remains unclear, what is clear is that Heckert has helped remake the roster in three years on the job.

Browns now playing a season of 'what ifs'

Posted Dec. 06, 2012 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
With a great deal of uncertainty looming in the offseason, the Browns are quietly beginning to put together a solid run to end the season.

AFC North Spin cycle: Steelers finish with a flourish

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
Don't forget about the Steelers. And don't pencil the Ravens in as AFC North champions just yet.

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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