The Jaguars are the only team to have worked out Greg Hardy so far this offseason. But don’t put money on the Jaguars signing him. In an interview this week, owner Shad Khan indicated that the team has not given serious thought to signing the defensive end.
“Well, I mean, to me, there are a lot of issues,” Khan told Hays Carlyon of The Florida Times-Union. “You have to understand them all and the only way is to experience them first-hand. What the upside/downside might be – I think we’re not even close to a decision like that.”
Khan’s words jibe with earlier reports which indicated that the Jaguars only worked Hardy out with the intention of keeping him on a list of players to call in the event of an injury. The owner confirmed that he met with Hardy personally, but would not divulge his own personal evaluation of him.
“I’ve met with dozens of players,” Khan said. “As a matter of fact, I’m meeting with players today. I just started doing this a year-and-a-half ago, because I want to get to understand them as human beings and what we can do to support them going forward.”
From a football perspective, adding Hardy would give the Jaguars a serious weapon in support of starters Dante Fowler Jr. and Jared Odrick. Of course, signing Hardy also means potentially dealing with his bad attitude, tardiness to practice, and boycotts from fans who do not want to see him on the field.
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