Controversial NFL defensive end Greg Hardy could be headed to the Washington Redskins or Jacksonville Jaguars, according to the latest NFL rumors.
ESPN lists the Redskins as the “best fit” team for Hardy, who still wants to continue his NFL career despite the domestic assault issues in the past.
“I feel like he would be a good answer to the team,” Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland said in an interview. “He would come and help us a lot.”
Earlier in the 2016 offseason, Hardy was linked to the Jaguars but latest reports state that the team is not interested in the controversial DE.
“Well, I mean, to me, there are a lot of issues. 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,” Shad Khan, the owner of the Jaguars stated about the NFL rumors linking them to Hardy.
In 2014, Hardy was arrested for assault and making threats to an ex-girlfriend. A judge found Hardy guilty and sentenced him to 18-month probation. However, the victim did not appear in the court to testify and charges on Hardy were dropped. Because of the case, the league was deactivated by the Carolina Panthers that year and was also placed on the exempt list.
In the 2015 season, Hardy was officially suspended by the league for 10 games for violating “NFL policies in multiple respects and with aggravating circumstances.” He eventually returned to the league and played for the Dallas Cowboys in 2015.
Hardy was a promising defensive end for the Cowboys making the NFL Pro Bowl team in 2013. For his career, Hardy is credited 238 total tackles, 40 sacks, 16 pass deflections, 1 interception and 8 forced fumbles.
Greg Hardy can still play in the NFL despite the past issues. The Washington Redksins and Jacksonville Jaguars could still give him a chance to prove that he has recovered from his past controversies.
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