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NFL Window Closing For Greg Hardy, Who Is Focusing On MMA Career

Drew Rosenhaus, the agent for free agent DE Greg Hardy, tells Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk that they’re aware that the NFL window is nearly closed for Hardy.

Hardy has been participating in The Spring League, but declined to take part in the showcase held over the weekend in California and is instead focusing on MMA training.

According to Rosenhaus, Hardy still hopes to get one more shot in the NFL. However, Floro says that it will likely be over for him if no deal shows interest in him over the next month or so.

While Hardy plays a premium position and has been very productive over the course of his career, Hardy isn’t regarded as being good enough to justify the potential distractions and PR issues that would come from signing him to a contract.

It’s hard to imagine any team seriously entertaining the idea of signing Hardy to a contract after the domestic violence incident that led to him sitting out an entire season and the issues that showed up during his one-year stint with the Cowboys.

Hardy, 28, is a former sixth-round pick of the Panthers back in 2010. He spent five years in Carolina before signing a one-year contract worth $11.3 million with the Cowboys a few years ago.

In 2015, Hardy appeared in 12 games and recorded 35 tackles, six sacks, an interception, a forced fumble and a pass defense for the Cowboys. That year, Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 17 defensive end out of 48 qualifying players.