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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


Att Yds TD
65 271 1

Browns seeking quick running back

Posted Jan. 22, 2011 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
With two physical running backs on the roster, Cleveland would like to acquire a change-of-pace option, according to AFC North Whispers.

Browns RB Hardesty tears ACL, placed on I.R.

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
Browns rookie RB Montario Hardesty tore his ACL during Thursday night's preseason finale against the Bears and will be out for the season after the team placed him on the injured-reserve list Friday.

Hardesty injury may bolster Hillis' role

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 4:02 p.m. ET
Rookie RB Montario Hardesty left Cleveland's final preseason game with a left knee injury, and reported Friday that he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and will miss the season. The injury could lead to an increased ...

RB Hardesty in position to seize Browns’ starting job

Posted Sept. 01, 2010 @ 6:24 p.m. ET
After a knee injury kept him out for nearly all of August, Browns RB Montario Hardesty has returned to practice and could surpass Jerome Harrison on the depth chart.

RB Hardesty returns to Browns practice

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 12:07 p.m. ET
Browns rookie RB Montario Hardesty practiced Thursday for the first time since injuring his knee during a pre-training camp workout.

AFC North rookies to watch

Posted July 31, 2010 @ 1:11 p.m. ET
As you stack your draft boards and prepare for the upcoming season, here are five AFC North rookies to watch, led by RB Montario Hardesty.

Browns sign second-round pick Hardesty

Posted July 26, 2010 @ 12:25 p.m. ET
The Browns have signed RB Montario Hardesty, one of their two second-round picks, the team announced Monday. Hardesty is expected to be an important part of the offense in his first season and will compete with Jerome Harrison for the ...

Browns' Harrison will face competition for carries

Posted May 09, 2010 @ 11:44 a.m. ET
Although he finished the 2009 season on a tear, Browns RB Jerome Harrison will face a challenge, according to AFC Whispers, from rookie Montario Hardesty.


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."