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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

AFC North Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 7:27 p.m. ET
We take a closer look at the AFC North with two games in the books.

Dalton throws three TDs in Bengals' win

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Andy Dalton matched his career high with three touchdown passes, leading the Bengals to a 34-27 victory in their one-sided rivalry.

Key matchup: Browns running game vs. Bengals run defense

Posted Sept. 15, 2012 @ 12:10 p.m. ET
Whether the Browns can establish the run will go a long way in determining whether they can be a serious threat to the Bengals. 

Browns' offense learning on job

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
No one said it would be easy for the Browns’ young offense.

Pat Shurmur and the Browns' culture of losing

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
The culture of losing is so deeply embedded within the Browns’ organization that it is hard to imagine any other reality for them.

Goodell to meet with four players in bounty scandal

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 10:11 p.m. ET
Roger Goodell and four players whose suspensions in connection with the bounty investigation were lifted by an appeals panel have agreed to new meetings.

LB Fujita back on Browns' roster

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 9:36 p.m. ET
The NFL lifted the roster exemption Tuesday for the Scot Fujta, who had the his suspension for his role in the Saints' bounty scandal lifted last week.

AFC North Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
While the rest of the AFC North stumbled, the Ravens got off to a fast start in Week One. PFW's Mike Wilkening takes a closer look. 

NFL suspends Browns CB Haden four games

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 5:24 p.m. ET
The NFL suspended Browns CB Joe Haden for four games without pay for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Shorts and Shells: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 2:55 a.m. ET
Welcome to Overreaction Sunday, where RG3 can do no wrong, the Bills and Saints do little right and Peyton Manning is back in business. We think.

Eagles sneak past Browns despite four Vick INTs

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Michael Vick overcame four interceptions as the Eagles opened the season with a nerve-racking 17-16 win over the Browns.

Browns' Modell tribute cancelled at son's request

Posted Sept. 08, 2012 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
The Browns will not hold a public pregame tribute to Art Modell at the request of the late NFL owner's son, multiple media outlets reported. 

Browns plan 'appropriate recognition' for Modell

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 3:26 p.m. ET
The Browns plan to have an “appropriate recognition” for former owner Art Modell, who died on Thursday.

Modell's passing a chance for Browns fans to move on

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 1:21 p.m. ET
Now that Cleveland's Public Enemy No. 1, Art Modell, has passed away, it's time for Browns fans to forget about the past and look forward.

Haslam is working with cautiously optimistic fan base in Cleveland

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 9:55 a.m. ET
For a franchise as tortured as the Browns, new owner Jimmy Haslam III truly just has to win to make believers of the club's fans.

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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