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Redskins Won’t Sign Greg Hardy, Despite Considering It


Jason Cole of B/R reports that the Redskins will not be signing free agent DE Greg Hardy to a contract, despite the report that they were weighing the option.


Ed Werder of ESPN reports that the Redskins have had internal discussions about possibly signing free agent DE/OLB Greg Hardy as a replacement to Junior Galette, who was lost for the season.

  • According to Werder, former Panthers CB Josh Norman would advocate for signing Hardy to a contract.

This comes less than a week after Hardy visited and worked out for the Jaguars, so it appears as though there’s a chance he could be on the a team’s roster during training camp.

Jacksonville did not sign Hardy to a contract following the session and have since said that they were just doing their homework.

Some thought Washington may have interest in Dwight Freeney, but a report from earlier in the day mentioned that they are not considering him.

Hardy, 27, 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 that included weekly bonuses as a way to protect the team from him missing a number of games.

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. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 17 defensive end out of 48 qualifying players.

We have him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.

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