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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

Former Browns, Ravens owner Modell passes away

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 9:29 a.m. ET
Art Modell, whose 43-year NFL career made him a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died Thursday at the age of 87.

NFLPA asks for restraining order in bounty case

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 9:31 p.m. ET
A temporary restraining order to allow players suspended in connection with "bountygate" to rejoin their teams and play in Week One has been requested.

Browns CB Haden has appealed suspension

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 9:30 a.m. ET
Browns CB Joe Haden has appealed a potential four-game suspension, club president Mike Holmgren told 92.3 FM in Cleveland on Tuesday.

Browns rookie RB Richardson may play in opener

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 7:21 p.m. ET
Sidelined and hidden from public view for nearly a month, Browns rookie RB Trent Richardson might play in Cleveland's season opener.

Eagles acquire S Sims in trade with Browns

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 11:17 p.m. ET
The Eagles acquired first-year FS David Sims from the Browns in a trade Friday.

Browns cut QB Wallace, TE Moore

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 2:17 p.m. ET
The Browns cut QB Seneca Wallace and TE Evan Moore, according to multiple reports.

Should the Browns worry about Richardson?

Posted Aug. 30, 2012 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
Steve DiMatteo says even if Trent Richardson comes back in time for Week One, there will be a tinge of worry as he gets his feet wet in the NFL.

Jets claim P Lanning off waivers

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 6:40 p.m. ET
The Jets claimed P Spencer Lanning off waivers from the Browns, creating competition for second-year P T.J. Conley.

Browns' Fujita optimistic he'll play in opener

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 6:11 p.m. ET
Suspended Browns LB Scott Fujita remains hopeful that he will be allowed to play in Week One.

Browns place NT Taylor on PUP list

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
The Browns placed NT Phil Taylor on the reserve/PUP list in the hopes that he can play in 2012.

Browns cut WR Mitchell

Posted Aug. 26, 2012 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
The Browns trimmed their roster to 80 players on Sunday and cut WR Carlton Mitchell.

Weeden's age working in his favor in Cleveland

Posted Aug. 23, 2012 @ 11:40 a.m. ET
If things finally turn around for the Browns, Brandon Weeden is the most qualified quarterback in years to help make that happen.

Browns CB Haden back for afternoon practice

Posted Aug. 22, 2012 @ 3:21 p.m. ET
Browns CB Joe Haden, ejected from practice by head coach Pat Shurmur on Wednesday morning, was reportedly back for a walk-through this afternoon.

Dolphins OG Steinbach to retire

Posted Aug. 22, 2012 @ 1:38 p.m. ET
Dolphins OG Eric Steinbach will announce his retirement Wednesday, head coach Joe Philbin said.

Browns' Hardesty top option with Richardson sidelined

Posted Aug. 19, 2012 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
Browns RB Montario Hardesty fought injuries his first two NFL seasons, but he has fared better this summer.

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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