Several teams are currently interested in signing Greg Hardy, according to two sources who spoke with Jason Cole of Bleacher Report (video link). However, those teams are hoping to stay “under the radar” with their interest for fear of attracting negative PR. Cole adds that interested clubs are hoping to sign Hardy to a two-year deal filled with incentives in an effort to keep his work ethic high.
Hardy, who racked up 35 tackles and 6.0 sacks in 2015, could bring some negative attention to clubs because of his domestic violence incident in 2014. Still, his talent has multiple teams intrigued and Cole hears that his market could start to open up now that fellow free agent defensive end Chris Long is off the board. There aren’t many talented edge rushers left on the board, so teams are starting to warm up to Hardy, despite his faults.
Hardy wasn’t quite as dominant as he was during his best years in Carolina, but he did rank as the league’s 28th-best edge defender, out of 110 qualified players, according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required). The Cowboys are reportedly unlikely to bring him back for 2016.
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