- Jason La Canfora “took the temperature” of some teams this past weekend and he came away with the Cowboys and Seahawks as the two teams who could emerge as serious suitors for Hardy.
- La Canfora adds that it would still be surprising to see a team sign him before the NFL has ruled on potential discipline pertaining to his domestic violence incident.
- Dianna Marie Russini reports that sources in Dallas have said that the coaching staff has talked to Hardy’s old coaches to learn more about his character. So far, they reportedly like what they hear.
- Charles Robinson spoke to a league source who said that there’s “nothing imminent” between Cowboys and Hardy right now.
Interestingly enough, Peter King of MMQB.com suggested the Cowboys as one of the teams that would make sense for Hardy. King added that the Falcons, Buccaneers, Chargers, and Jaguars could also be good fits for him as well.
However, King reported that teams around the league believe there’s a “good chance” Hardy will be suspended for the first six games of the season.
According to Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report, the NFL continues to delay a ruling regarding his involvement in a domestic violence incident that was eventually settled out of court.
Cole mentions that the league will once again review the agreement today, which means there may not be an announcement until Wednesday.
Hardy, 26, 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.
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.
We have Hardy listed as the No. 5 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.