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Browns' Hardesty hoping to carry the ball in final two games

By Mary Kay Cabot, The Plain Dealer

10:13 PM EST, December 20, 2011

CLEVELAND

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Browns running back Montario Hardesty still hopes to salvage what's left of his lost season.

"I definitely want to finish out these two games strong," said Hardesty, who's carried the ball in one of the past seven games because of his torn calf muscle. "I've been really frustrated with this calf injury. It really hindered me a lot this year, but I have two more chances to go out and play."

Hardesty made the trip to Arizona and was active for the game, but stood on the sidelines and didn't play. Meanwhile, Peyton Hillis rushed for 99 yards.

"The calf was sore last week," said Hardesty. "I was ready if they needed me, but they didn't."

On Tuesday, Hardesty practiced full-go, and is hoping to see the field in Baltimore -- against the Ravens' second-ranked run defense.

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