Greg Hardy
Greg Hardy
31-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Greg Hardy in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, $11.31 million contract with the Cowboys in March of 2015.
'Several teams' have expressed interest
DEFree Agent
July 15, 2017
"Several teams" have expressed interest in Hardy this offseason, agent Drew Rosenhaus said Friday on Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Floria. "Teams have shown interest, but nothing is imminent," Rosenhaus said. "I can't sit here and say I'm overly optimistic."
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While it isn't clear if Hardy is anywhere close to getting another chance in the NFL, it doesn't sound as if he's a complete afterthought in league circles yet. The 28-year-old has a chance to display his talents Saturday night at The Spring League Showcase -- along with former NFL running backs Fred Jackson and Anthony Dixon -- and it'll be interesting to see if these supposed teams maintain interest in him after his performance.
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Measurables Review
How do Greg Hardy's measurables compare to other defensive ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 5"
 
Weight
279 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.82 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.65 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.25 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.0 in
 
Broad Jump
117 in
 
Bench Press
21 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
34.00 in
 
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After racking up 15 sacks in 16 games in 2013, big things were expected from Hardy in Carolina last season, but the NFL's crackdown on domestic violence in the wake of the Ray Rice scandal threw his career into limbo and he spent almost the entire season on the commissioner's exempt list. The Cowboys, in need of pass rush assistance, signed him as a free agent. Despite the fact that the charges against Hardy were dropped, he’s still expected to serve a 10-game suspension when the regular season begins. If the suspension is upheld, Hardy’s fantasy value for 2015 would remain minimal.
Hardy continued his ascent as one of the NFL's best young defenders last year, improving his sack total to 15 after posting 11 in 2012, and there's no reason to think he'll slow down from here. Due in part to the four-game suspension of backup end Frank Alexander, there's a good chance Hardy will log a play count in the 900-snap range this year, which would help offset any potential regression in his sack rate. There's also reason to think the Carolina offense will suffer more three-and-outs in 2014 after losing WR Steve Smith and OT Jordan Gross in the offseason, in which case the Carolina defense would likely play more than the 975 snaps it did a year ago. It seems as if Hardy is on the verge of establishing himself as a more-feared defender than fellow end Charles Johnson, but Hardy shouldn't see a disproportionate number of double-teams. The defensive tackle duo of Star Lotulelei and Kawann Short is overpowering to the extent that opposing offensive lines might have reason to keep most of their double-team resources on the interior. Just keep an eye on Hardy's May domestic violence charge in case he faces a suspension.
While Charles Johnson is better paid and better known, it's Hardy who looks like the top IDP option among Carolina defensive ends. Hardy came alive in 2012 despite starting only 10 games, finishing with 61 tackles and 11 sacks. Even after his emergence, Hardy should still see favorable blocking scenarios since Johnson will likely remain the primary concern of offensive lines. The addition of the highly talented rookie defensive tackle duo of Star Lotulelei and Kawann Short will be useful for Hardy, as well. Hardy is a former underachiever who fell to the sixth round of the 2010 draft despite clearly possessing first-round talent, so that could make him a bit of a risk, but you'll notice that pretty much every candidate after the top six has a red flag of some sort, be it low tackle totals, injury issues or scheme change. Hardy's upside makes him worth the gamble.
Hardy will start at defensive end, although the Panthers will need him to pick up his production from last season. He had three sacks in the first five weeks of the 2011 season but recorded only one thereafter.
Hardy was involved in a motorcycle accident during the offseason and is trying to regain his form to get back into football shape. New head coach Ron Rivera has stated that Hardy will start opposite Charles Johnson, if he's healthy, but his 2011 season hinges on how quickly he can get that way.
Rookie defensive end has a lot of upside but has been dogged by negative criticism for a perceived bad attitude and work ethic.
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Arrested Sunday
DEFree Agent
September 26, 2016
Hardy was arrested in Richardson, TX for possession of a controlled substance Sunday, NBC 5 Dallas reports.
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DEFree Agent
April 29, 2016
Cowboys' owner, president, and general manager Jerry Jones said Friday that Hardy will not rejoin the Cowboys in 2016, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
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Illness
January 3, 2016
Hardy (illness) is active for Sunday’s game against Washington, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports.
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DEDallas Cowboys
November 2, 2015
Hardy had four tackles and an interception in Sunday's 13-12 loss to the Seahawks.
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Illness
October 25, 2015
Hardy (illness) is listed as active Sunday at the Giants.
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