NFL Notes: Greg Hardy, Matt Barkley, Eagles, Jets, & Patriots


Greg Hardy

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that Cowboys DE Greg Hardy is waiting for a final recommendation from the NFL Players Association as to whether or not he should appeal his four-game suspension.

According to Florio, Hardy would have a “tough time” getting anything other than the money he would have made had he been suspended only two games.

There’s also the issue of a potential P.R. fallout for Hardy in were to attempt to get his four-game suspension, which stems from a domestic violence incident, reduced further.

Matt Barkley

  • Dianna Marie Russini reports that an AFC East team offered the Eagles a fifth-round pick for QB Matt Barkley, but Philadelphia turned them down.
  • Russini wonders if the Eagles would take that offer right now.
  • Joel Corry mentions that Barkley has practice squad eligibility while Tim Tebow doesn’t. This could be a consideration for the Eagles if they only keep two quarterbacks.


  • Eagles TE Zach Ertz tells Britt McHenry that he’s feeling better every day, but he’s still not sure if he’ll play Week 1.
  • Ertz is optimistic about his status for the season opener, but expects to be a near game-decision decision.


  • Joel Corry mentions that with QB Matt Flynn already collecting termination pay, it could be more attractive for the Jets to keep him around and part ways with Josh Johnson instead.


  • Jonathan Kraft mentioned that fans “are not the only ones” who want draft picks back, “but as we sit here today, it’s not our intention” to fight the penalties they received from DeflateGate. (Ben Volin)


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