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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 snap road losing streak in victory over Raiders

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 8:06 p.m. ET
Brandon Weeden threw for a career-high 364 yards and a touchdown and the Browns snapped a 12-game road losing streak by beating the Raiders.

Browns employee kills self at practice facility

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
A member of the Cleveland Browns' grounds crew killed himself at their practice facility, a team spokesman said Sunday.

Browns could use more 'ugly' wins

Posted Nov. 30, 2012 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
Steve DiMatteo says critics of the Browns "ugly" win over the Steelers in Week 12 are off base — all that matters is that it counts as a victory.

Raiders-Browns game blacked out in Oakland

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
The Raiders’ game on Sunday against the Browns will be blacked out on local television.

Browns deny report regarding Gruden

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 10:07 a.m. ET
Jon Gruden reportedly has an offer to coach the University of Tennessee and earn an ownership stake in the Cleveland Browns.

AFC North Spin cycle: It's the Ravens' race to lose

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 2:42 p.m. ET
The Steelers are falling fast. The Bengals are surging. Both, however, are still well back in the Ravens' rear-view mirror.

Browns' defense surging down the stretch

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 9:10 p.m. ET
One reason why Cleveland has been quite competitive recently: its defense has stepped up its play in a major way.

Browns force eight turnovers in win over Steelers

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
The Browns handed their hated rivals a potentially devastating loss, 20-14 over the stumbling Steelers on Sunday.

Browns have plenty to be thankful for this week

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
The Browns have plenty to be thankful for this week, due to the way in which their most recent loss played out, writes Steve DiMatteo.

Browns safety Ward upset over fine for hit

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
Browns S T.J. Ward is appealing the $25,000 fine he received for an illegal hit he delivered on Sunday against Cowboys WR Kevin Ogletree.

Report: Leftwich fractured two ribs, likely out for Week 12

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Byron Leftwich fractured two ribs in Sunday night’s loss to the Ravens and is unlikely to start in Week 12, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

Rivera, Mularkey, Shurmur don't come through in clutch

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Embattled head coaches have something in common: They all make late-game situational mistakes that cost their teams.

Browns blow lead, fall to Cowboys in OT

Posted Nov. 18, 2012 @ 5:35 p.m. ET
Dan Bailey kicked a 38-yard field goal in overtime and Dallas overcame a critical fumble by Tony Romo in the Cowboys' 23-20 victory against Cleveland.

AFC North Spin cycle: Ravens inching away from pack

Posted Nov. 18, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
The Ravens took a big step toward gaining control in the AFC North by winning at Pittsburgh on Sunday night.

Browns look to make major improvements after bye

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 11:10 a.m. ET
The Browns and rookie RB Trent Richardson are looking to make a statement in their last seven games of the 2012 season.

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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