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James Hardy | Wide Receiver

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/24/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
College: Indiana
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (41) / BUF
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Updating a previous item, ex-Bills WR James Hardy's death has been ruled a suicide.
Hardy was found dead at age 31 on June 7. He was lodged in a dam in the Maumee River in Fort Wayne, Ind. Hardy's relatives reported him missing weeks earlier. Back in 2014, Hardy was arrested in Los Angeles, but the judge ruled him not mentally competent. It's fair to wonder if Hardy was another CTE sufferer. Jul 19 - 3:40 PM
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Ex-Bills WR James Hardy has died at the age of 31.

Hardy was reportedly found dead in his native Indiana. It appears he drowned. The No. 41 overall pick of the 2008 draft, Hardy caught 10 passes across 16 games from 2008-09 before falling out of the league.
Jun 8 - 2:01 PM

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

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

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32Jerry Lovelocke
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35Keith Wenning
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37Eli Jenkins
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2Joseph Randle
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4Joique Bell
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6Khiry Robinson
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17Brandon Ross
18Brandon Brown-Dukes
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20Ross Scheuerman
21Kenneth Harper
22Jawon Chisholm
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24Jerome Smith
25Isaiah Pead
26Dan Herron
27Daryl Richardson
28Michael Dyer
29Jeremy Stewart
30Keshawn Hill
31LaVance Taylor
32Glenn Winston
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2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
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2Andrew Bonnet
3Joe Don Duncan
4Ryan Mueller
5Erik Lorig
6Will Johnson
7Emil Igwenagu
8Jorvorskie Lane
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10Paul Lasike
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24Brad Smelley
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28Trey Millard
29Sione Houma
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31Zach Laskey
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6Dwayne Bowe
7James Jones
8Preston Parker
9Greg Little
10Kris Durham
11Kyle Prater
12Douglas McNeil
13Stevie Johnson
14Eddie Royal
15Josh Morgan
16Tyler Davis
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20Kain Colter
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22Greg Salas
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24Armon Binns
25Reggie Dunn
26Carlton Mitchell
27Nick Harwell
28Tevin Reese
29Kenny Cook
30Issac Blakeney
31Joshua Stangby
32Zach D'Orazio
33Kenzel Doe
34Jared Dangerfield
35Marquis Bundy
36Damaris Johnson
37Robert Herron
38Shaq Evans
39Kevin Norwood
40Solomon Patton
41Josh Lenz
42Eric Rogers
43Ricky Collins
44Jaxon Shipley
45Damian Williams
46Nate Washington
47Marlon Moore
48Tyler Murphy
49Marquez Clark
50Josh Harper
51Josh Stewart
52Donatella Luckett
53Travis Labhart
54Jarrett Boykin
55Lance Lewis
56Joseph Anderson
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59Dennis Parks
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62Ryan Spadola
63David Porter
64L'Damian Washington
65Duke Williams
66Jeff Beathard
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68Tyler McDonald
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70Javontee Herndon
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13Ryan Whalen
14Joe Morgan
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17Ryan Broyles
18Onterio McCalebb
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25Mike Williams
26Devon Wylie
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28Jimmie Hunt
29Jay Lee
30Marcus Leak
31Reggie Bell
32Amir Carlisle
33Jake Kumerow
34Milton Williams III
35Michael Preston
36Phil Bates
37Clyde Gates
38Marcus Harris
39Kadron Boone
40Ryan Lankford
41James Butler
42Isiah Ferguson
43Daniel Rodriguez
44A.J. Cruz
45Michael Bennett
46Paul Browning
47Austin Willis
48Durron Neal
49David Glidden
50Kieran Duncan
51Jarvis Turner
52T.J. Thorpe
53Saalim Hakim
54Kashif Moore
55Juron Criner
56Stephen Hill
57Andre Davis
58Demetrius Wilson
59Josh Reese
60DiAndre Campbell
61Trevor Harman
62Tom Nelson
63Leonard Hankerson
64Trindon Holliday
65Chris King
66Reggie Diggs
67Marken Michel
68Christion Jones
69Levi Norwood
70Ed Williams
71Danny Anthrop
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2Marques Colston
3Chris Givens
TE1Gary Barnidge
2Owen Daniels
3Scott Chandler
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8Zach Sudfeld
9Brandon Bostick
10Andrew Quarless
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