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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

Steelers-Browns matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 10:09 a.m. ET
The Browns sacked QB Ben Roethlisberger eight times in their upset of Pittsburgh last December. Can Cleveland's pass rush — and secondary — step up once again?

Browns trade Harrison to Eagles for Bell

Posted Oct. 13, 2010 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
The Browns have traded RB Jerome Harrison to the Eagles for RB Mike Bell, the Eagles announced Wednesday. 

Mangini: McCoy likely starter if Delhomme, Wallace out

Posted Oct. 13, 2010 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
  Browns head coach Eric Mangini indicated Wednesday he likely would start rookie Colt McCoy at Pittsburgh on Sunday if QBs Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace can't play because of ankle injuries, multiple media outlets reported.   

Browns-Steelers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Oct. 13, 2010 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
The Browns' Joshua Cribbs has game-breaking ability as a runner and as a returner, as he showed the last time Cleveland met Pittsburgh. 

Browns' O-line must bounce back

Posted Oct. 13, 2010 @ 11:04 a.m. ET
The Browns' O-line must play better if the Browns are have a chance at upsetting the Steelers, but the line faces a tough test.  

They said it: Browns Tuesday edition

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 7:11 p.m. ET
Here's a sampling of quotes from Browns head coach Eric Mangini's Monday press conference, the transcript of which was provided by the team.

Browns' 60-second rant: Browns have been thorn in Steelers' side before

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
Even if forced to start Colt McCoy or Brett Ratliff at quarterback, the Browns, if sound, can be competitive vs. Pittsburgh. 

Browns sign QB Ratliff, release WR Aiken

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
The Browns announced the signing of QB Brett Ratliff from the Patriots' practice squad on Tuesday.

Browns rookie report: Week Five

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
Here's our weekly look at the contributions made by Browns rookies in the first five games of the season as focus turns to whether one first-year player who's yet to play will get his first-ever NFL start Sunday ...

Browns-Steelers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
Can one of the Browns' top players rebound from an uncharacteristically poor performance? 

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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