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Montario Hardesty's role to expand?

Updated: September 28, 2011, 7:00 PM ET
Associated Press

BEREA, Ohio -- Using his instincts, Montario Hardesty spotted the hole and burst through toward daylight.

With Peyton Hillis unable to play against Miami on Sunday because of a severe case of strep throat, Hardesty got to make his first NFL start for the Browns.

He made the most of it.

And Cleveland's backfield may never be the same.

Hardesty rushed for 67 yards on 14 attempts, gaining 19 on a third-quarter carry where he displayed all the qualities -- speed, size ...

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