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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

They said it: Browns Tuesday edition

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 12:25 p.m. ET
Here are quotes of note from the Browns media availability on Monday.

Browns rookie report: Week Nine

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
Here's our weekly look at the contributions made by Browns rookies this season:

Browns' 60-second rant: Creativity makes Browns dangerous

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 10:02 a.m. ET
In their upsets of the Saints and Patriots, the Browns have caught opponents off guard with creative play-calling and formations.

Hillis showing the power of the waiver wire

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 6:04 p.m. ET
The draft might be the most overrated aspect of the fantasy football season. Want evidence of why? Look no further than 2010 breakout superstar Peyton Hillis.

Browns MVP Meter: Week Nine

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Browns' top five team MVP candidates through eight games.

Eric Mangini hot-seat meter: Cooling

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Victories over the Patriots and Saints quiets much discussion of Eric Mangini's job status for 2011 for the time being.

Browns' offense rolls in victory vs. Patriots

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
The Browns, with RB Peyton Hillis having a career day and rookie QB Colt McCoy impressing yet again, racked up a season-high 404 yards in their 34-14 win vs. New England on Sunday.

Browns players of the week: Week Nine

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 9:48 p.m. ET
Here are the Browns' players of the week on offense, defense and special teams for Week Nine.

Patriots-Browns wrapup notes

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 9:28 p.m. ET
Here are observations on the third and fourth quarters of Patriots-Browns from a Cleveland perspective.

Browns overpower Patriots 34-14

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
Rookie quarterback Colt McCoy scrambled for a touchdown, Peyton Hillis hammered for a career-high 184 yards and two scores and the Browns, using some trickery and a ton of offensive imagination, pounded the New England Patriots 34-14 on Sunday.

Patriots-Browns halftime notes

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
  Here's notes on the second quarter of Patriots-Browns from a Cleveland perspective.  

Patriots PK Gostkowski leaves game; return is questionable

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski left Sunday's game vs. the Browns with a thigh injury. His return is questionable.

Patriots-Browns first-quarter notes

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
Here's notes on the first quarter of Patriots-Browns from a Cleveland perspective.

Browns-Patriots prediction

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
PFW's Mike Wilkening believes the Patriots will get the jump on the host Browns and score their seventh win of the season. 

Patriots-Browns prediction

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 11:20 a.m. ET
Associate editor Kevin Fishbain expects the Patriots to escape Cleveland with a victory on Sunday.

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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