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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

Bowens named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 11:57 a.m. ET
The NFL named Browns LB David Bowens, who returned a pair of interceptions for touchdowns in the Browns' 30-17 win at New Orleans on Sunday, the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week Seven, the league announced Wednesday.

They said it: Browns Tuesday edition

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 10:17 p.m. ET
Here's a sampling of Browns quotes from Tuesday's media interview availability. All quotes are from transcripts provided by the club.

Browns' 60-second rant: Sustaining momentum the key

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 6:23 p.m. ET
The postseason is a long shot for the Browns, given the schedule and the five losses already piled high. But continued improvement should be an expectation, and regresssion should be considered a disappointment, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

Browns rookie report: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 5:56 p.m. ET
Here's our weekly look at the contributions made by Browns rookies this season.

Browns sign WR Williams, waive WR Figurs

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
The Browns announced the signing of WR Demetrius Williams and the waiving of WR Yamon Figurs on Tuesday. The club also said it had waived RB James Davis and claimed RB Thomas Clayton off waivers from New England, moves reported ...

Reports: Browns waive RB Davis, claim RB Clayton

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 12:56 a.m. ET
The Browns waived RB James Davis and claimed RB Thomas Clayton off waivers from New England, multiple media outlets reported Monday.   

Strong special teams, creative 'D' keeping Browns competitive

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 7:32 p.m. ET
The Browns may have only two wins this season, but they have been tough to shake in their five losses. And in their victory at New Orleans Sunday, they showed why their style of play can be so vexing for ...

Eric Mangini hot-seat meter: Cooling

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
The Browns' 30-17 dismantling of the Saints on Sunday was a credit to the Browns' execution and coaching.

Browns MVP Meter: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Browns' top five team MVP candidates through seven games.

Browns' players of the week: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 4:17 a.m. ET
Here are the Browns' players of the week on offense, defense and special teams for Week Seven.

Browns-Saints wrap-up notes

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 4:10 a.m. ET
Here's a recap of Browns-Saints game from a Cleveland perspective.

Browns ride defense in stunner over Saints

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
David Bowens returned two of Drew Brees' four interceptions for touchdowns and the Browns took a stunning 30-17 victory over the defending champion Saints on Sunday.

Browns-Saints third-quarter notes

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
Here's notes on the third quarter of Browns-Saints from a Cleveland perspective.

Sideline worker injured during Browns-Saints game

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 3 p.m. ET
A sideline worker was injured in the third quarter of Sunday's Browns-Saints game after Saints WR Courtney Roby collided with him on a punt return.

Browns-Saints second-quarter notes

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
Here's notes on the second quarter of Browns-Saints from a Cleveland perspective.

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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