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Browns | Two players waived

Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:23:44 -0700

The Cleveland Browns have waived RB Montario Hardesty and WR Joshua Cooper. Hardesty has been on the Injured Reserve list.

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Browns | Plan to release Montario Hardesty

Sun, 29 Sep 2013 07:42:18 -0700

The Cleveland Browns plan to release RB Montario Hardesty (knee) Monday, Oct. 1, after he is cleared by team doctors.

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Browns | Brandon Jackson now No. 2 RB

Tue, 27 Aug 2013 18:22:01 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Brandon Jackson is now the team's primary backup to RB Trent Richardson after the loss of both RBs Montario Hardesty (knee) and Dion Lewis (fibula) to the season-ending Injured Reserve list. "Brandon is a reliable guy," head coach Rob Chudzinski said Tuesday, Aug. 27. "I have no issues with Brandon. Trent will be the guy we're counting on in a lot of different ways. We have to do a good job of keeping him fresh throughout the course of the season."

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Browns | Montario Hardesty lands on IR

Tue, 27 Aug 2013 18:14:36 -0700

The Cleveland Browns placed RB Montario Hardesty (knee) on the season-ending Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Aug. 27. His contract expires after the season, and he is not expected to be brought back.

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Browns | Montario Hardesty expected to miss six weeks

Sat, 17 Aug 2013 08:14:38 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (knee) is expected to miss six weeks after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery earlier this week.

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Browns | Dion Lewis carted off

Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:54:27 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Dion Lewis (ankle) was carted off the field after suffering a left ankle injury during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Lewis is having a great training camp and was on track to become the No. 2 running back this season, but could miss some time depending on the severity of the injury. Montario Hardesty was also a candidate for the backup RB job, but he is out recovering from knee surgery. Brandon Jackson could become the backup by default depending on Lewis' injury and would be the handcuff to Trent Richardson.

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Browns | Montario Hardesty to miss two games

Thu, 15 Aug 2013 16:09:52 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (knee) will miss at least the first two weeks of the regular season after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery Thursday, Aug. 15. Hardesty has had surgery on both of the anterior cruciate ligaments in both of his knees already. He's missed most of training camp with a hamstring issue and a dislocated right thumb earlier this week. RBs Dion Lewis and Brandon Jackson are competing for the backup spot behind RB Trent Richardson.

Fantasy Tip: Lewis has stood out in camp and should be the favorite to back up Richardson at this point. Target him in the late rounds if you're worried about how Richardson will hold up in his second full season.

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Browns | Montario Hardesty to have knee scoped

Wed, 14 Aug 2013 09:46:38 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (knee, thumb) will have arthroscopic knee surgery Thursday, Aug. 15. He also recently suffered a dislocated right thumb.

Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain how long Hardesty will be sidelined, but with a new regime in place which did not draft him, and Dion Lewis coming on strong and Brandon Jackson, Miguel Maysonet or Chris Ogbonnaya looking more than capable behind starter Trent Richardson, Hardesty's chances of winning a spot on the 53-man roster appear to be awfully remote at this point.

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Browns | Four sitting

Wed, 14 Aug 2013 08:06:09 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (thumb), OG Ryan Miller (concussion), OG Shawn Lauvao (ankle) and OT Chris Faulk (knee) are out of practice Wednesday, Aug. 14.

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Browns | Montario Hardesty has dislocated thumb

Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:15:08 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (thumb) has been ruled out for the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 15, against the Detroit Lions due to a dislocated right thumb. "We padded him up, and he was OK," head coach Rob Chudzinski said Tuesday, Aug. 13. "He went out and did some individual drills in practice today, and we'll see about him for next week."

Fantasy Tip: Hardesty being sidelined is great news for Dion Lewis, who is trying to rise up the depth chart. Lewis turned heads in the preseason opener, and is a serious threat not only to Hardesty's job, but could potentially put Hardesty's roster spot in jeopardy.

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Browns | Montario Hardesty injured

Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:45:47 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (thumb) suffered a right thumb injury during practice Monday, Aug. 12.

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Browns | Two return

Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:25:01 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (hamstring) and TE Brad Smelley (hamstring) returned to practice Sunday, Aug. 11.

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Browns | Eight sitting

Sat, 10 Aug 2013 13:03:29 -0700

Cleveland Browns CBs Christopher Owens (foot), CB Leon McFadden (groin), RB Montario Hardesty (hamstring), TE Brad Smelley (hamstring), WR David Nelson (knee), FB Brock Bolen (calf), OT Chris Faulk (knee) and OT Oniel Cousins (ankle) are out of practice Saturday, Aug. 10.

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Browns | Dion Lewis appears to be in lead for No. 2 RB job

Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:56:39 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Dion Lewis is believed to have an edge over RB Montario Hardesty (hamstring) for the No. 2 running back job because Hardesty has missed time with a hamstring injury. Lewis rushed for 12 yards on five carries and caught a 16-yard pass during the team's first preseason game.

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Browns | Dion Lewis could be candidate for No. 2 RB job

Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:13:25 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Dion Lewis could compete with RB Montario Hardesty for the No. 2 running back job if he is able to hold onto the football and show he can pass protect despite his small size.

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Browns | Four ruled out for preseason game

Wed, 07 Aug 2013 10:49:33 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (hamstring), OG Shawn Lauvao (ankle), CB Leon McFadden (groin) and FS T.J. Ward (hamstring) have been ruled out for the first preseason game.

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Browns | Montario Hardesty may get cut

Wed, 07 Aug 2013 05:26:42 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty's (hamstring) roster spot is in jeopardy, but if he can get healthy, he has a decent shot to make the team.

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Browns | Dion Lewis working with second team

Tue, 30 Jul 2013 17:08:26 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Dion Lewis has started working with the second-team offense, and he has turned heads with his speed, moves and catching ability. Lewis has been seeing more work with RB Montario Hardesty (hamstring) sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Fantasy Tip: Lewis could win the No. 2 job if he keeps up his performance, and Hardesty cannot get onto the field. He still will be behind RB Trent Richardson, who will get a majority of the touches. However, if Richardson should suffer some sort of an injury, Lewis could be a nice in-season fantasy sleeper.

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Browns | Montario Hardesty misses practice

Mon, 29 Jul 2013 18:45:58 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, July 29.

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Browns | Montario Hardesty slowed by hamstring

Sun, 28 Jul 2013 23:44:14 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (hamstring) missed practice on Sunday, July 28, and coach Rob Chudzinski said Hardesty is listed as day-to-day.

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Browns | Montario Hardesty could be on bubble

Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:43:08 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty could be on the roster bubble during training camp because offensive coordinator Norv Turner likes running backs that are able to catch the ball and Hardesty has been a liability as a receiver.

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Browns | Two expected to compete for No. 2 RB job

Fri, 07 Jun 2013 11:30:28 -0700

Cleveland Browns RBs Montario Hardesty and Chris Ogbonnaya are expected to compete for the No. 2 running back during training camp.

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Browns | RBs seeing a lot of passes

Tue, 28 May 2013 16:46:46 -0700

Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner's system is throwing a lot of passes to the running back position so far this offseason. RB Trent Richardson caught 51 balls last year, but RBs Dion Lewis and Montario Hardesty have also shown the ability to catch passes.

Fantasy Tip: Watch how the pass distribution and playing time on third downs plays out in the offseason, particularly the preseason. Richardson could see fewer passes come his way in 2013.

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Browns | Montario Hardesty worked with starters

Fri, 24 May 2013 14:31:49 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty worked with the first-team offense during organized team activities Thursday, May 23, because RB Trent Richardson (leg) did not participate. RB Dion Lewis also received an increased amount of reps during the workout.

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Browns | Evaluating Montario Hardesty

Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:54:20 -0800

The new coaching staff is spending a lot of time evaluating RB Montario Hardesty, who had 271 rushing yards and a 4.2 yards per carry average on 65 rushes in 2012. Hardesty has one year remaining on his contract at $630,000, so he would be cheap to cut or keep for depth.

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Browns | Thaddeus Lewis, Montario Hardesty to start

Fri, 28 Dec 2012 10:50:42 -0800

Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said QB Thaddeus Lewis and RB Montario Hardesty will start in Week 17 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Browns | Trent Richardson could be limited Week 17

Thu, 27 Dec 2012 10:14:14 -0800

Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress said RB Trent Richardson (ankle) could be a spot player behind RB Montario Hardesty if he is cleared to play Week 17.

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Browns | Nine probable for Week 16

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 14:43:31 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Travis Benjamin (finger), OT Oniel Cousins (shin), RB Montario Hardesty (knee), OL Shawn Lauvao (head, foot) and OL Joe Thomas (back) all fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 21, and are probable for Week 16. WR Joshua Cribbs (knee), DE Juqua Parker (knee) and DL Phil Taylor (knee, calf) were all limited in practice and are probable. OL Ryan Miller (not injury related) did not participate in practice and is probable.

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Browns | Five practice in full

Thu, 20 Dec 2012 14:44:19 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Travis Benjamin (finger), OL Oniel Cousins (shin), RB Montario Hardesty (knee), OL Shawn Lauvao (head, foot) and TE E. Alex Smith (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 20.

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Browns | Four take part in practice

Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:43:23 -0800

Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (knee), WR Travis Benjamin (finger), TE E. Alex Smith (knee) and OT Oniel Cousins (shin) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19.

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Browns | Could reduce Trent Richardson's workload

Sat, 15 Dec 2012 05:18:12 -0800

Updating a previous item, Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress said the team is "not there" when it comes to benching RB Trent Richardson (chest, finger, rib), but he could see a reduction in snaps. "Are we going to give him a series every now and then, or every third series or something to that nature?" Childress said. "Yeah, we talk about that." The lack of big plays has been a problem for Richardson. He is seventh in the NFL in attempts yet has just two plays for more than 20 yards. Meanwhile, RB Montario Hardesty is averaging 4.7 yards per carry this season.

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Browns | Eight players listed as probable

Fri, 14 Dec 2012 12:56:42 -0800

Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (knee), WR Travis Benjamin (finger), WR Joshua Cribbs (knee), OG Shawn Lauvao (foot), OT Joe Thomas (back), DE Juqua Parker (knee), DE Frostee Rucker (shoulder) and LB James-Michael Johnson (finger, thigh) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 14, and are listed as probable for Week 15.

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Browns | Trent Richardson will not be losing carries

Fri, 14 Dec 2012 12:06:20 -0800

Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress said RB Trent Richardson will not be losing carries to RB Montario Hardesty even though Richardson is averaging only 3.5 yards per carry compared to Hardesty's average of 4.7 yards per carry.

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Browns | Five take part in practice

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:08:25 -0800

Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (knee), WR Travis Benjamin (finger), OG Shawn Lauvao (foot), DE Frostee Rucker (shoulder) and LB James-Michael Johnson (finger, thigh) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 13.

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Browns | Five practice in full

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 13:34:38 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Travis Benjamin (finger), RB Montario Hardesty (knee), LB James-Michael Johnson (thigh, finger), OL Shawn Lauvao (foot) and DE Frostee Rucker (shoulder) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 12.

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Browns | Montario Hardesty probable

Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:56:59 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 26, and is listed as probable for Week 8.

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Browns | Montario Hardesty limited

Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:39:46 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 25.

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Browns | Montario Hardesty limited

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:51:34 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

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Browns | No setbacks for Trent Richardson

Sun, 21 Oct 2012 16:05:03 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said Sunday, Oct. 21, that RB Trent Richardson (ribs) did not suffer any setbacks with his injury in Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts. Richardson struggled, and Shurmur said the Colts stacked the box, so the team elected to keep passing. Shurmur also said he played RB Montario Hardesty more because he didn't feel Richardson was as effective as usual early on.

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Browns | Trent Richardson to wear flak jacket

Thu, 18 Oct 2012 16:01:47 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson (chest, rib) will wear a flak jacket in Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts. Richardson is expected to start in the game, and he said the extra padding won't change his rushing style. "My game's not going to be no different," Richardson said. "I'm still going to play physical and play hard-nosed football, smash-mouth football. That's what I was brought up to do, and that's how I know how to play football." RBs Montario Hardesty and Chris Ogbonnaya will step in if Richardson is limited at all, and head coach Pat Shurmur is confident in the backups if needed.

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Browns | Trent Richardson misses practice

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:50:48 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson (personal) was not practicing in the early portion of practice Friday, Oct. 5, because his girlfriend was giving birth. RBs Montario Hardesty and Chris Ogbonnaya took first-team repetitions as a result.

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Browns | Montario Hardesty still waiting to play

Tue, 18 Sep 2012 21:51:21 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty was active in Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals, but for the second consecutive game he did not get an offensive snap. "Montario was there if (RB Trent Richardson) needed a break. Trent doesn't ever need a break now, it doesn't look like," head coach Pat Shurmur said.

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Browns | Montario Hardesty, Brandon Jackson work with starters

Mon, 03 Sep 2012 09:15:09 -0700

Cleveland Browns RBs Montario Hardesty and Brandon Jackson saw some time with the first-team offense in practice Monday, Sept. 3.

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Browns | Brandon Jackson gets first-team work

Mon, 27 Aug 2012 11:49:45 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Brandon Jackson worked with the first team in practice Monday, Aug. 27, substituting for RB Montario Hardesty on third-down situations.

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Browns | Montario Hardesty leads team in rushing

Thu, 16 Aug 2012 23:37:07 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty led the team in rushing Thursday, Aug. 16, against the Green Bay Packers. He had 12 carries for 45 yards with one touchdown.

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Browns | Montario Hardesty looking good during camp

Sun, 29 Jul 2012 10:41:43 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty has looked lighter, quicker and more energized during training camp this season. He is healthy but will have to perform well during camp in order to secure himself a place on the final roster.

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Browns | Backup RB battle to be heated

Sun, 22 Jul 2012 20:54:16 -0700

The only real competition at the running back position for the Cleveland Browns is to determine who will become the primary backup to RB Trent Richardson. The team likely will favor whoever proves to be the best receiving threat and pass protector, especially on third down. Contributions on special teams might be a deciding factor, too. Head coach Pat Shurmur said RBs Montario Hardesty and Brandon Jackson would both play this year, but it is uncertain who will have a more prominent role. RB Chris Ogbonnaya is also in the mix, and his ability on special teams will help his cause should one of the others falter or suffer injury.

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Browns | Chris Ogbonnaya helps himself on special teams

Sun, 08 Jul 2012 19:58:33 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Chris Ogbonnaya might have a leg up in the battle for a roster spot with RB Montario Hardesty, as Ogbonnaya has also shown ability on special teams, especially on coverage. The Browns are adamant that they want their No. 3 running back to chip in on special teams. It's uncertain if Hardesty can, or is willing, to do so.

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Browns | Brandon Jackson making strides

Sun, 08 Jul 2012 19:50:25 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Brandon Jackson is healthy, and he has reportedly established himself as the No. 2 back in the depth chart battle with RBs Montario Hardesty and Chris Ogbonnaya. Jackson showed solid blocking and catching skills, as well, which is what the coaches expect in the West Coast offense.

Fantasy Tip: There are conflicting reports in the Cleveland media on whether Jackson or Hardesty will be the No. 2 guy behind RB Trent Richardson, so this will obviously be hashed out in training camp and into the preseason.

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Browns | Montario Hardesty expected to be primary backup

Sat, 07 Jul 2012 20:33:26 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty is expected to serve as the primary backup to rookie RB Trent Richardson as long as he can remain healthy. If Hardesty suffers an injury, his roster spot might be in jeopardy.

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