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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

NFL Links: Ngata's added girth paying off

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 10:49 a.m. ET
Haloti Ngata's extra weight is helping already, the Saints' pass rush is a big problem and the Browns' new owner won't make any snap decisions.

Giants WR Nicks out for Sunday

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 1:42 p.m. ET
Giants head coach Tom Coughlin ruled WR Hakeem Nicks out for Sunday’s game against the Browns.

Browns wide receivers need to step up

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 10:53 a.m. ET
Steve DiMatteo says it's time for a receiver to step up and assume the No. 1 role in the Browns' offense.

Scout's Notebook: Browns FB Owen Marecic

Posted Oct. 03, 2012 @ 12:30 p.m. ET
PFW personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki breaks down one of the NFL's most physical dinosaurs, Browns FB Owen Marecic. 

AFC North Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
While the Steelers rested in Week Four, the Bengals and Ravens pulled further ahead in the AFC North.

Browns' Little has potential, lacks consistency

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
In Week Four, viewers saw what makes Browns WR Greg Little so interesting — but maddening — to watch.

Fans cheer refs, and Ravens beat Browns

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
QB Joe Flacco threw for 356 yards and one TD and ran for another to lead the Ravens to a 23-16 win over the Browns Thursday night.

Cheers as NFL refs return: 'It's good to be back'

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 11:43 p.m. ET
The real refs were back at work Thursday night in Baltimore for the Browns-Ravens Week Four contest.

Browns' defense sorely missing CB Haden

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 1:27 p.m. ET
CB Joe Haden’s suspension has helped put the Browns' organization on a collision course with massive changes in the offseason.

AFC North Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 8 p.m. ET
In this week's AFC North Spin cycle, we explore the Ravens' soaring passing game and the Steelers' struggling pass rush. 

Monday injury report for Week Four

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 7:45 p.m. ET
The Browns and Ravens did not practice Monday but the practice report for their Thursday-night game is an estimation.

Bills lose Spiller, beat Browns

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
Ryan Fitzpatrick threw three touchdown passes and the Bills overcame the loss of running back C.J. Spiller to beat the  Browns 24-14 on Sunday.

Young Browns offense faces big test against Bills

Posted Sept. 20, 2012 @ 12:12 p.m. ET
In this week’s game vs. the Bills, the Browns are looking at a fork in the road of this season and, potentially, the future of the franchise.

Smith, Hargrove visit NFL for talks on bounties

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 9:29 p.m. ET
Will Smith and Anthony Hargrove met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday about the Saints bounty scandal.

Jim Brown reuniting with Browns

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
Hall of Fame RB Jim Brown, who has had a rift with his former team for years, plans to take part in Browns alumni events this weekend in Cleveland.

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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