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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

Roethlisberger throws 3 TDs, Steelers win 28-10

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 5 p.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger, cheered loudly during his first game in 9 1/2 months, returned from his four-game suspension to throw three touchdown passes, and the Steelers shut down a Browns offens during a 28-10 victory Sunday.

Browns-Steelers third-quarter notes

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 2:51 p.m. ET
Here are notes on the third quarter of Browns-Steelers from a Cleveland perspective.

Browns' Cribbs out of game with head injury

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
Browns RS-WR Joshua Cribbs is out for the game after suffering a head injury against the Steelers, the Browns said.

Browns-Steelers halftime notes

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
Here's notes on the second quarter of Browns-Steelers from a Cleveland perspective.

Browns-Steelers first-quarter notes

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
Here's notes on the first quarter of Browns-Steelers from a Cleveland perspective.

Browns-Steelers prediction

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 11:33 a.m. ET
Look for a competitive effort from the Browns, just not a winning one, against the Steelers, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening. 

Browns rule QB Wallace out for Sunday

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 7:55 p.m. ET
The Browns have officially downgraded QB Seneca Wallace as out for Sunday's game against the Steelers with a high ankle sprain.

Browns emphasizing physicality, not pace, in running game

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 7:42 p.m. ET
Clearly, Jerome Harrison had fallen out of favor with the Browns, but his departure leaves the Browns without an established change-of-pace back — and even more lacking in speed on offense than they were previously.

Flashback: Recent Week Six performances

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 1:18 a.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Browns' Week Six contests each of the last five seasons.

Browns-Steelers matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 12:07 a.m. ET
Browns rookie QB Colt McCoy, who's expected to make his first career start Sunday, is getting the ultimate test right off the bat for a young quarterback: the Steelers in Pittsburgh.

Five questions with PFW Steelers correspondent Jim Wexell

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
Jim Wexell, PFW's Steelers correspondent and the publisher of SteelCityInsider.net, took time out to answer five questions about Pittsburgh in advance of Sunday's Browns-Steelers game. Here's our questions and his answers.

Browns-Steelers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
Here's a closer look at a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-Steelers game:

Browns fantasy focus

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 11:35 a.m. ET
Here's our weekly look at the Browns from a fantasy football perspective.  

Mangini explains Harrison trade

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 8:18 p.m. ET
Browns head coach Eric Mangini said Thursday that the decision to trade Jerome Harrison to Philadelphia for Mike Bell can be chalked up to the emergence of RB Peyton Hillis, as well as Bell being "more of a fit" for ...

Mangini says 'lean' stronger toward McCoy as starter

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
Browns head coach Eric Mangini indicated Thursday that rookie QB Colt McCoy has strenghtened his chances to be Cleveland's starter Sunday at Pittsburgh.

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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