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James Hardy | Wide Receiver

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/24/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
College: Indiana
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Ravens waived/injured WR James Hardy.
Hamstring issues prevented Hardy from suiting up for Baltimore's first three preseason games, which pretty much shot his chances of making the roster. He failed to get on the field in 2010 after appearing in two games for the Bills in 2009. As the 41st overall pick in the 2008 draft, Hardy's been an utter bust. Sat, Sep 3, 2011 02:59:00 PM

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James Hardy (hamstring) returned to Ravens practice Tuesday on a limited basis.

The oft-injured Hardy has been out since the first week of camp. He's a long shot for the final 53, especially after the Ravens traded for Lee Evans.
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 12:05:00 PM

Ravens WR James Hardy has missed a large chunk of camp with a hamstring injury.

You can't make the club in the tub, and Hardy was on the roster bubble even before the Lee Evans trade. Hardy has been injury prone throughout his career.
Mon, Aug 15, 2011 03:52:00 PM

Ravens WR James Hardy is finally "100 percent" healthy after ACL and foot injuries the past two years.

Hardy believes he can be the deep threat the Ravens need, but that hasn't been his game since he entered the league. He's up against long odds to make the final roster after losing out on a chance to impress coaches in OTAs.
Thu, Jun 2, 2011 05:24:00 PM

Ravens WR James Hardy was reportedly turning heads at recent workouts organized by Derrick Mason.

A Bills' second-round pick in 2008, Hardy has been a massive bust, making just 10 catches in 16 games thanks to injury and ineffectiveness. He thinks he can still be a factor if healthy: "I feel my raw ability is why I’m here." His odds of making the Ravens were already long, but they are just about non-existent after Baltimore drafted Torrey Smith and Tandon Doss last month.
Sat, May 28, 2011 12:47:00 PM

Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome says he believes futures signee James Hardy can be "a good player in this league."

"And maybe he can do that here," added Newsome. As is the case for any "futures" player, Hardy would need a big offseason to garner consideration for a 2011 roster spot. Unfortunately, there may be no OTAs or minicamps this spring. Hardy also doesn't fit the Ravens' need for a vertical threat.
Tue, Jan 25, 2011 01:20:00 PM

Ravens signed WR James Hardy to a reserve/future contract.

Hardy will continue to receive opportunities thanks to his 6'5" frame and second-round pedigree. He's been nothing but a massive, injury-plagued disappointment to this point in his career, however. Hardy was out of the league in 2010 after being waived by the Bills in September.
Tue, Jan 11, 2011 10:43:00 PM

Titans worked out free agent WRs James Hardy, Reggie Brown, Yamon Figurs, and Jordan Kent Tuesday.

The Titans had a cavalcade of free agents in Tuesday, though no wideout signings are imminent.
Tue, Nov 23, 2010 02:32:00 PM

The Colts are scheduled to meet with free agent WR James Hardy, formerly of the Bills.

The Indianapolis Star's Mike Chappell writes that it's not clear if the Colts are just getting information on Hardy or if they might seriously consider signing him. The team is looking for depth with Anthony Gonzalez and Pierre Garcon out with injuries.
Tue, Oct 5, 2010 11:40:00 AM

The Seahawks worked out free agent WR James Hardy on Tuesday.

Hardy is 6'5 with good red zone skills, so he'll get another chance despite his disastrous tenure in Buffalo. The Seahawks are likely just seeing where Hardy is at in preparation for Deion Branch's eventual injury.
Wed, Sep 15, 2010 09:01:00 AM

Bills waived WR James Hardy.

The 41st overall pick in the 2008 draft was beaten out by undrafted free agent David Nelson. Hardy has been consistently outplayed by Steve Johnson, and he never got on track after tearing his ACL late in his rookie season. Not helping on special teams hurts his chances of landing a job elsewhere.
Sat, Sep 4, 2010 04:18:00 PM

Coach Chan Gailey said he expects James Hardy (foot) to play against the Bengals on Saturday.

It's a good sign that Hardy was able to practice on back-to-back days Wednesday and Thursday. But with all the time he's missed, it might be too little to late. Gailey said Hardy will play sparingly on Saturday.
Thu, Aug 26, 2010 01:40:00 PM

Bills WR James Hardy (foot) practiced extensively Wednesday for the first time since August 10.

Hardy hasn't played in the preseason and is dangerously low on the depth chart, so he may need to get in (and do something in) Saturday's matchup with the Bengals to retain any hope of making the club. We wouldn't bet on it.
Wed, Aug 25, 2010 08:31:00 PM

James Hardy is no better than sixth on the depth chart right now, according to the Buffalo News.

Hardy has missed the last couple weeks due to a foot injury while Chad Jackson and David Nelson have impressed. It would be a surprise if Hardy sticks on the final roster.
Wed, Aug 25, 2010 12:08:00 PM

Bills WR James Hardy (undisclosed) has been ruled out for the team's second preseason game.

The Bills still haven't given the nature of Hardy's injury, but he's been out since August 10. Hardy's chances of making the roster dwindle by the day.
Tue, Aug 17, 2010 09:33:00 PM

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4Dominique Davis
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8Vince Young
9Kevin Kolb
10David Carr
11Pat White
12Jerrod Johnson
13Adam Weber
14Nate Enderle
15John Parker Wilson
16Nick Stephens
17Tommy Rees
18Ryan Katz
19Colby Cameron
20Kyle Padron
21James Vandenberg
22Mike Hermann
23Nathan Stanley
24Dalton Williams
25Matt Brown
26Caleb TerBush
27Tim Jenkins
28Dayne Crist
29Brett Smith
30Jordan Rodgers
31Alex Carder
32Keith Price
33Collin Klein
34Rusty Smith
RB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Jamie Harper
8Isaac Redman
9Terrance Ganaway
10Zach Brown
11Brandon Saine
12D.J. Harper
13Tim Cornett
14Lance Ball
15Jordan Roberts
16Orwin Smith
17Armond Smith
18Jawan Jamison
19Stefphon Jefferson
20Deonte Williams
21Bradley Randle
22Quentin Hines
23De'Leon Eskridge
24Javarris James
25Darren Evans
26Delone Carter
27Anthony Allen
28Damien Berry
29Richard Murphy
30William Powell
GLB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
3RB1Michael Bush
2D.J. Ware
3Beanie Wells
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Chris Pressley
7Brit Miller
8Brad Smelley
9Owen Marecic
10Dorson Boyce
11Eric Kettani
12Owen Schmitt
13Quinn Johnson
14Ben Bartholomew
15Braden Wilson
16Devonte Campbell
17Ryan D'Imperio
18Alex Debniak
19Ryan Roberson
20Jonathan Amosa
21Rupert Bryan
22Eddie Williams
23Jon Hoese
24Ben Guidugli
25Nate Eachus
26Jourdan Brooks
27Brock Bolen
WR11Santonio Holmes
2Laurent Robinson
3Titus Young
4Jabar Gaffney
5Kevin Hardy
6Keenan Davis
7Taulib Ikharo
8Greg Childs
9Brian Tyms
10Lance Lewis
11Lamont Bryant
12Ben Obomanu
13Devery Henderson
14Richard Goodman
15Johnathan Haggerty
16Emmanuel Arceneaux
17Matt Willis
18Brett Swain
19Chaz Schilens
20Ramses Barden
21Charly Martin
22Jeremy Kelley
23Sederrick Cunningham
24Zach Rogers
25Nicholas Johnson
26Jordan White
27Robby Toma
28Carlin Isles
29Marcus Jackson
30Roy Roundtree
31Erik Highsmith
32Chip Reeves
33Terrell Sinkfield
34Jheranie Boyd
35Eric Rogers
36Rashaad Carter
37Demetrius Fields
38Scott Pillar
39Diondre Borel
40Greg Orton
41Bert Reed
42Brandon Carswell
43Joseph Anderson
44Cole McKenzie
45Jamal Miles
46Rashad Evans
47Sam McGuffie
48Tyrone Goard
49Julius Pruitt
50Mardy Gilyard
51Chastin West
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2Davone Bess
3Kerry Meier
4Chad Hall
5Donald Jones
6Jordan Shipley
7Steve Breaston
8Earl Bennett
9Mohamed Massaquoi
10Donte' Stallworth
11Brandon Banks
12Raymond Radway
13Chris Givens
14Darius Hanks
15Aaron Mellette
16Robert Gill
17David Douglas
18Dominique Croom
19Brandon Collins
20Tray Session
21Martel Moore
22Nicholas Edwards
23Jeff Fuller
24Michael Jenkins
25Devin Aromashodu
26Jarett Dillard
27David Ball
28Duke Calhoun
29Tim Toone
30Terrence Austin
31Roberto Wallace
32Bobby Sewall
33Early Doucet
34Deon Butler
35Patrick Crayton
36Perez Ashford
37Rodrick Rumble
38Andrew DePaola
39Jason Thompson
40Omarius Hines
41Andy Cruse
42Anthony Amos
43R.J. Webb
44Andrew Helmick
45Alex Neutz
46Jordan Harris
47Dale Moss
48Devin Goda
49Brandon Kaufman
50Reggie Dunn
51Jerry Johnson
52Jared Green
53Michael Calvin
54Taveon Rogers
55David Gilreath
56Ronald Johnson
WR31Jabar Gaffney
2Laurent Robinson
3Davone Bess
TE1Randy McMichael
2Leonard Pope
3Tony Scheffler
4David Thomas
5Kevin Boss
6Aaron Hernandez
7Adam Nissley
8Danny Noble
9Jamie Childers
10Andrew Szczerba
11Steve Watson
12Fendi Onobun
13Tommy Gallarda
14Daniel Graham
15Billy Bajema
16Joel Dreessen
17Visanthe Shiancoe
18Konrad Reuland
19Dedrick Epps
20Colin Cloherty
21Dominique Curry
22Tom Crabtree
23Brody Eldridge
24Dan Gronkowski
25Martin Rucker
26Richard Quinn
27Matt Furstenburg
28Ben Cotton
29David Rolf
30Nelson Rosario
31Joe Sawyer
32Hayden Smith
33Dominique Jones
34Matt Veldman
35Tim Biere
36Evan Landi
37Taylor Cook
38Travis Tannahill
39Chase Clement
40Joe Don Duncan
41David Wright
42Jake O'Connell
43Travis Beckum
44Evan Moore
45Jamie McCoy
46Alex Silvestro
47Cameron Graham
48Isaiah Stanback
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2Garrett Hartley
3Matt Szymanski
4Brandon Bogotay
5Havard Rugland
6Austin Signor
7Morgan Lineberry
8Brett Baer
9Brett Maher
10Jose Maltos
11Adam Yates
12Zach Ramirez
13John Potter