49ers GM Trent Baalke told reporters on Wednesday that they haven’t had any contact with free agent DE Greg Hardy in recent days and are not interested signing him to a contract.
According to Rapoport, Hardy could take a visit with a team at some point in the future, so we’ll have more updates as the news is available.
- Robinson adds that part of the reason for the protracted process will be due to teams desire to gauge the public’s response towards Hardy, considering his recent legal troubles.
- Rand Getlin notes that there is plenty of interest in Hardy, but that no front-runner for his services has emerged.
Hardy, 26, will be an unrestricted free agent for the second straight season starting tomorrow.
Last year, the Panthers used their franchise tag on the defensive end, which paid him a salary of $13.116 million for the 2014 season. However, all indications are that Carolina has moved on and he won’t be back with the team.
Hardy wound up appearing in just one game and recorded four tackles, one sack, and a forced fumble before he was placed on the commissioners expect list.
We have Hardy listed as the No. 5 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.