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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

Luck's two rushing TDs push Colts past Browns

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck became the first Colts quarterback to run for two touchdowns in a game since 1988, leading Indianapolis past Cleveland 17-13 on Sunday.

Browns improving as they enter key stretch

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
The Browns are showing some signs of life as they begin a stretch that could be pivotal for head coach Pat Shurmur. 

Does Heckert have a future with the Browns?

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
Steve DiMatteo argues that for the sake of consistency, Browns GM Tom Heckert should be given the opportunity to finish what he started.

NFL owners unanimously approve Browns' Haslam as owner

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
NFL owners swiftly approved the ownership of Jimmy Haslam III of the Browns Tuesday morning. The vote was unanimous.

Report: Fujita may have career-ending injury

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 7:31 p.m. ET
Browns LB Scott Fujita may have a career-ending neck injury, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

AFC North Spin cycle: Costly win for Ravens

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
The Ravens inched further ahead in the AFC North race, but at a huge price with the losses of Lardarius Webb and Ray Lewis.

Browns top Bengals for first win

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Rookie Brandon Weeden threw two touchdown passes and the Browns snapped an 11-game losing streak, beating the Bengals 34-24 Sunday.

Key matchup: Browns return game vs. Bengals coverage units

Posted Oct. 13, 2012 @ 11 a.m. ET
Stopping Browns RS Joshua Cribbs will be a top priority for Cincinnati, PFW's Mike Wilkening writes.

Browns place WR Norwood on new I.R. list

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
The Browns signed WR Josh Cooper from the practice squad and placed WR Jordan Norwood on injured reserve with the designation to return.

Haden's return big boost for Browns 'D'

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
We hear Browns CB Joe Haden appears primed to make the most of a season shortened by his four-game ban. 

Can the Browns turn their season around?

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 12:01 p.m. ET
What do the Browns need to do to turn around their season? PFW contributor Steve DiMatteo offers up a few ideas.

Goodell's letter to Browns LB Fujita

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reduced Scott Fuijta's bounty suspension from three games to one. Here's the letter he wrote to Fujita.

Browns' defense getting all-too-familiar with adversity

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
The Browns’ defense has had to deal with adversity at too many turns in 2012, with MLB D'Qwell Jackson's injury the latest blow.

AFC North Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
The Steelers got a win they desperately needed, and they got their running game going, too. More in this week's AFC North Spin cycle. 

Cruz, Bradshaw lead Giants past Browns

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
Victor Cruz and Ahmad Bradshaw set career bests Sunday in leading the Giants to a 41-27 victory over the winless Browns.

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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