Jaguars GM: No plans of signing free agent DE Greg Hardy
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said team brought in Greg Hardy to speak with him and observe a workout but the team has no plans to sign him, according to Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com.
Hardy is a free agent after spending the 2015-16 season with the Dallas Cowboys. He served a four-game suspension at the start of the season after violating the league's personal conduct policy. He recorded just six sacks all season.
Hardy was arrested in May 2014 after allegedly grabbing his ex-girlfriend, throwing her onto a couch and strangling her. A judge found Hardy guilty of assault in July 2014, but Hardy appealed for a jury trial, and the charges were dropped when Hardy’s accuser failed to appear in court. In November 2015, one day after Hardy’s charges were expunged from his record, Deadspin published police photos of Hardy’s ex-girlfriend, showing her bruises and injuries.
Since the season ended, Hardy and his agent have made several efforts of contacting teams to show that the defensive end has undergone treatment to identify and correct any past misbehavior.
The Jaguars are looking for help at the position as they could use a rotation of several young players including Dante Fowler, who is coming off reconstructive knee surgery.