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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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10Jordan Rodgers
11Tommy Rees
12Ryan Katz
13Colby Cameron
14Kyle Padron
15James Vandenberg
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17Nathan Stanley
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19Matt Brown
20Caleb TerBush
21Tim Jenkins
22Dayne Crist
23Brett Smith
24Pat White
25John Parker Wilson
26Nate Enderle
27Jerrod Johnson
28Adam Weber
29Nick Stephens
30Rusty Smith
31Keith Price
32Alex Carder
33Collin Klein
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
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2Michael Bush
3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
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2D.J. Ware
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2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Chris Pressley
7Brit Miller
8Braden Wilson
9Owen Marecic
10Dorson Boyce
11Eric Kettani
12Owen Schmitt
13Quinn Johnson
14Ben Bartholomew
15Stephen Campbell
16Ryan D'Imperio
17Alex Debniak
18Ryan Roberson
19Jonathan Amosa
20Rupert Bryan
21Eddie Williams
22Jon Hoese
23Ben Guidugli
24Nate Eachus
25Jourdan Brooks
26Devonte Campbell
27Brock Bolen
WR11Santonio Holmes
2Laurent Robinson
3Titus Young
4Jabar Gaffney
5Devery Henderson
6Greg Childs
7Kevin Hardy
8Ben Obomanu
9Richard Goodman
10Lamont Bryant
11Brian Tyms
12Lance Lewis
13Keenan Davis
14Taulib Ikharo
15Roy Roundtree
16Robby Toma
17Carlin Isles
18Nicholas Johnson
19Jeremy Kelley
20Sederrick Cunningham
21Zach Rogers
22Matt Willis
23Brett Swain
24Chaz Schilens
25Charly Martin
26Marcus Jackson
27Jeremy Ebert
28Jordan White
29Johnathan Haggerty
30Emmanuel Arceneaux
31Diondre Borel
32Greg Orton
33Julius Pruitt
34Mardy Gilyard
35Chastin West
36Cole McKenzie
37Jamal Miles
38Rashad Evans
39Sam McGuffie
40Tyrone Goard
41Bert Reed
42Brandon Carswell
43Joseph Anderson
44Chip Reeves
45Terrell Sinkfield
46Jheranie Boyd
47Eric Rogers
48Rashaad Carter
49Erik Highsmith
50Demetrius Fields
51Scott Pillar
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2Davone Bess
3Kerry Meier
4Jordan Shipley
5Chad Hall
6Donald Jones
7Brandon Banks
8Raymond Radway
9Chris Givens
10Earl Bennett
11Mohamed Massaquoi
12Steve Breaston
13Donte' Stallworth
14Darius Hanks
15Aaron Mellette
16Robert Gill
17Martel Moore
18Nicholas Edwards
19David Douglas
20Duke Calhoun
21Jeff Fuller
22Brandon Collins
23Tray Session
24Dominique Croom
25Michael Jenkins
26David Ball
27Devin Aromashodu
28Tim Toone
29Jarett Dillard
30Terrence Austin
31Roberto Wallace
32Bobby Sewall
33Jared Green
34Michael Calvin
35Taveon Rogers
36David Gilreath
37Ronald Johnson
38Deon Butler
39Early Doucet
40Patrick Crayton
41Jason Thompson
42Omarius Hines
43Andy Cruse
44Anthony Amos
45R.J. Webb
46Andrew Helmick
47Jordan Harris
48Andrew DePaola
49Dale Moss
50Devin Goda
51Perez Ashford
52Rodrick Rumble
53Brandon Kaufman
54Reggie Dunn
55Jerry Johnson
WR31Jabar Gaffney
2Laurent Robinson
3Davone Bess
TE1Danny Noble
2Adam Nissley
3Aaron Hernandez
4Randy McMichael
5Leonard Pope
6Tony Scheffler
7David Thomas
8Kevin Boss
9Billy Bajema
10Fendi Onobun
11Daniel Graham
12Tommy Gallarda
13Andrew Szczerba
14Jamie Childers
15Steve Watson
16Dallas Walker
17Matt Furstenburg
18Ben Cotton
19David Rolf
20Joe Sawyer
21Dominique Curry
22Hayden Smith
23Nelson Rosario
24Konrad Reuland
25Colin Cloherty
26Dan Gronkowski
27Dedrick Epps
28Tom Crabtree
29Brody Eldridge
30Visanthe Shiancoe
31Martin Rucker
32Richard Quinn
33Jake O'Connell
34Travis Beckum
35Isaiah Stanback
36Jamie McCoy
37Evan Moore
38Alex Silvestro
39Cameron Graham
40Matt Veldman
41Tim Biere
42Dominique Jones
43Evan Landi
44Taylor Cook
45Travis Tannahill
46Chase Clement
47Joe Don Duncan
48David Wright
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