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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-Saints first-quarter notes

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
Here's notes on the first quarter of Browns-Saints from a Cleveland perspective.

Browns-Saints prediction

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
  The Browns, heavy underdogs again, can compete with the Saints, but their chances for the outright upset seem slim, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.  

Identifying the top 10 kickoff returners

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 11:28 a.m. ET
As kick returners make a big impact on games, PFW talked to multiple NFL insiders and came up with the 10 best kickoff returners in the league today.

Flashback: Browns' recent Week Seven performances

Posted Oct. 23, 2010 @ 9:04 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Browns' Week Seven contests each of the last five seasons.

Improved control key in Hodges' good start

Posted Oct. 23, 2010 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
A little less power on his kicks and a good deal of persistence has helped Browns P Reggie Hodges to his finest season to date.  

Browns-Saints matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 23, 2010 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
  Here's a closer look at a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-Saints game, namely Saints QB Drew Brees vs. Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.  

Browns WR Cribbs should play Sunday

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
Browns WR Josh Cribbs practiced on Friday and should play on Sunday against the Saints.

Report: Browns QB McCoy to start

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
Browns QB Colt McCoy will start his second consecutive game on Sunday against the Saints, according to an ESPN report.

Browns fantasy focus

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 10:26 a.m. ET
Here's our weekly look at the Browns from a fantasy football perspective.        

Browns-Saints matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 10:18 a.m. ET
Here's a closer look at a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-Saints game.  

Five questions with former Browns LB Dale Lindsey

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 2 a.m. ET
PFW recently caught up with former Browns LB and current New Mexico State assistant head coach and LBs coach Dale Lindsey to get his thoughts on his nine-season career (1965-73) in Cleveland. Among the topics discussed with Lindsey, who has ...

Will NFL's hitting video scare players straight?

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 6:53 p.m. ET
In the NFL's new getting-tough-on-headhunters video campaign, league football operations head Ray Anderson dictates the difference between clean and dirty. Warning: The distinction is slight.

Browns-Saints matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
Here's a closer look at a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-Saints game.

Browns-Saints matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
Here's a closer look at a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-Saints game.

Browns' pass defense has tall order vs. Saints

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 7:17 p.m. ET
The Browns' pass defense needs a strong showing for Cleveland to have a chance at an upset of New Orleans.

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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