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Saints | Make roster moves

Mon, 27 Aug 2012 09:23:42 -0700

The New Orleans Saints have released DT Remi Ayodele, QB Luke McCown, TE Jake Byrne, WR Marques Clark, OT Hutch Eckerson, OG Paul Fenaroli, C Brian Folkerts, WR Kevin Hardy, CB Kamaal Mcllwain, DT Swanson Miller, WR Derek Moye, CB Cord Parks, DE Donavan Robinson, LB Aaron Tevis and S Johnny Thomas.

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NFL | Hardy Patiently Waits for a Call

Thu, 18 Aug 2005 22:46:37 -0700

Gordon Engelhardt, of the Courier and Press, reports free agent LB Kevin Hardy (Bengals) finds himself in a thoroughly unfamiliar position - on the sidelines, playing the waiting game. Not much has happened in the way of job offers since he was cut by the Cincinnati Bengals in May. "I plan to play this year, but I haven't spoken to any teams. I'm waiting for somebody to give me a call and we'll take it from there."

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Bengals | Pollack Moving Around

Sat, 21 May 2005 09:01:38 -0700

Updating a previous report, Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals rookie LB David Pollack has replaced former LB Kevin Hardy as the club's starter at left outside linebacker, but the team has also had Pollack line up all over the field during recent practice sessions.

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Jaguars | Considered Signing Harvey

Thu, 12 May 2005 14:46:22 -0700

Vic Ketchman, reports for Jaguars.com, the Jacksonville Jaguars gave some consideration to signing free agent LB Kevin Hardy (Bengals) before they signed LB Nate Wayne.

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Bears | No Interest in Hardy to this Point

Thu, 12 May 2005 06:09:26 -0700

Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports the Chicago Bears, who are in search of a linebacker, have yet to call free agent LB Kevin Hardy (Bengals). ''It would be nice if they called,'' said Ethan Lock, Hardy's agent, ''but they haven't to this point.''

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Bears | Unlikely to Pursue Hardy

Tue, 10 May 2005 11:03:35 -0700

Terry Bannon, of the Chicago Tribune, reports the Chicago Bears are not expected to show interest in free agent LB Kevin Hardy (Bengals) since he doesn't fit the team's bill of quick and mobile linebackers.

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Patriots | No Contact with Hardy's Agent

Thu, 05 May 2005 12:00:04 -0700

Mike Reiss, of the Metrowest Daily News, reports agent Ethan Locke said the New England Patriots are not one of the teams that have contacted him about free agent LB Kevin Hardy (Bengals).

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NFL | Several Teams Interested in Hardy

Thu, 05 May 2005 07:38:57 -0700

Todd McMahon, of the News-Chronicle, reports agent Ethan Locke said several teams have contacted him regarding free agent LB Kevin Hardy (Bengals).

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Packers | No Interest in Hardy

Thu, 05 May 2005 07:36:54 -0700

Todd McMahon, of the News-Chronicle, reports the Green Bay Packers were not one of the team's to contact agent Ethan Locke regarding free agent LB Kevin Hardy (Bengals).

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NFL | Hardy Not Ready to Retire

Wed, 04 May 2005 14:09:35 -0700

Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports free agent LB Kevin Hardy (Bengals) is not ready to hang up his cleats and retire from the NFL after 10 seasons in the league. "I've got a good start to the offseason conditioning and I'm going to keep going," the 31-yard old Hardy said.

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Bengals | Could Approach O-Linemen with Extensions

Wed, 04 May 2005 13:52:34 -0700

Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports with the salary cap savings of releasing LB Kevin Hardy, the Cincinnati Bengals could look to use the extra space on contract extensions for some members of their starting offensive line. As reported, the team saved roughly $1 million in cap room this year.

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Bengals | Cap Savings from Hardy Release

Tue, 03 May 2005 12:51:08 -0700

Updating an earlier story, ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Cincinnati Bengals saved roughly $1 million in cap room by releasing LB Kevin Hardy Tuesday, May 3. He was due a base salary of $2.8 million this season.

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Bengals | Hardy Cut

Tue, 03 May 2005 10:30:36 -0700

The Cincinnati Bengals announced they have released LB Kevin Hardy.

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Bengals | Hardy Could be June 1 Casualty

Thu, 28 Apr 2005 11:15:32 -0700

Updating previous reports, Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Kevin Hardy realizes time may be running out with the team after they selected two linebackers early in the NFL draft this year. "They don't draft guys in the first round to sit," Hardy said. "Until I'm told everything different, I'm continuing to come, work (and) get my body in shape for another new year." Hardy could be released after June 1 this year, which would save $1.7 million in cap space this year and $2.4 million next year.

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Bengals | Hardy a Potential Casualty

Mon, 25 Apr 2005 11:57:05 -0700

Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Kevin Hardy is a potential veteran casualty this year.

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Bengals | Hardy Under Pressure

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 07:00:23 -0700

Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports with selecting two linebacker prospects in the 2005 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals are sending a message to their linebacker corps that there will be some intense competition for starting jobs this year. The player that is especially at risk for losing their roster spot is LB Kevin Hardy. The Bengals drafted DE David Pollack and LB Odell Thurman in the first two rounds of the 2005 NFL Draft Saturday, April 23. Pollack projects as an outside linebacker in their scheme.

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Bengals | Hardy Injury Update

Thu, 24 Mar 2005 19:22:59 -0800

According to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com, Cincinnati Bengals LB Kevin Hardy (shoulder) is expected to be on the field when coaching sessions start May 17. Hardy had a shoulder cleaned out with arthroscopic surgery during the offseason and says he is feeling fine.

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Bengals | Hardy Feeling Quick and Comfortable

Thu, 19 Aug 2004 20:16:59 -0700

Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Kevin Hardy feels much more at home playing as an outside linebacker this year than he did last season playing on the inside as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "It's different on the outside because I know exactly when I line up what I'm responsible for," Hardy said. "I don't know if I just didn't understand what was going on last year or what, but I feel like I'm playing faster because I'm not doing all the thinking. It could be any number of things. Playing on the outside, you have the opportunity to run across the field. On the inside, you have to worry about blockers here and there."

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Bengals | Hardy Day-to-day

Sat, 07 Aug 2004 13:34:30 -0700

Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Kevin Hardy (back spasms) is day-to-day.

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Bengals | Hardy to Return to Practice Soon

Tue, 03 Aug 2004 14:08:22 -0700

Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Kevin Hardy (back) is suffering from back spasms, but is expected to return in the next day or two.

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Bengals | Hardy Working At DE

Wed, 16 Jun 2004 09:36:01 -0700

Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Kevin Hardy has been getting work during offseason practices at left defensive end in an attempt to improve the pass rush.

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Bengals | Hardy May Compete as Third-Down Pass Rusher

Thu, 20 May 2004 12:59:54 -0700

Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Kevin Hardy believes he has the skills necessary to play the pass rushing role on the team's third-down defense units. "I did a little bit of it in Dallas and a little bit in Jacksonville, and I think it's something I can still do," Hardy said of playing defensive end. "I'm not going to overpower many tackles out there, but I should be able to use some speed to get around and make some plays. I'd like to get in on some third downs." Defensive line coach Jay Hayes said Hardy might get his wish granted. "He's another guy we can put in there in a rotation with Duane (Clemons) and Justin (Smith)," said Hayes.

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Bengals | Hardy Moved to Strong Side LB

Tue, 18 May 2004 10:07:16 -0700

Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals have moved LB Kevin Hardy to strong side linebacker. According to Bengals linebackers' coach Rick Hunley, "Moving Kevin puts him back in a position where he was most effective as an outside guy. He's got some natural rush skills off the edge and he's a coach on the field."

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Bengals | Hardy Could Move Back Outside LB

Mon, 23 Feb 2004 17:16:42 -0800

Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has raised the possibility of moving LB Kevin Hardy back to his original position of outside strong side linebacker.

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Bengals | Hardy May Switch Positions

Mon, 16 Feb 2004 19:13:00 -0800

Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports the Cincinnati Bengals may look into the possibility of moving MLB Kevin Hardy back to his natural position of OLB in order to improve the team's run defense. Bengals' coaches are hesitant, however, to move OLB Adrian Ross (knee) after he recorded 62 tackles last year before going down with an ACL tear.

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Bengals | C. Johnson Guarantees Victory Over Chiefs

Mon, 10 Nov 2003 20:58:54 -0800

CBSSportsline.com reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Johnson has guaranteed victory over the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Nov. 16. "They'll probably get a few laughs out of it and just come in and try to play their game," Bengals LB Kevin Hardy said. "He (Johnson) is just excited. Obviously he hasn't been in this situation a lot in his NFL career, and he let his emotions probably get the best of him."

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Bengals | Lewis Confident With Defense

Mon, 21 Jul 2003 12:24:48 -0700

Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis is very confident with the defensive personnel on the roster and believes the team has improved significantly this off-season. Lewis doesn't agree with the critics who say the loss of former LB Takeo Spikes will weaken the team's defense. "You can't convince me one-tenth of that," Lewis said. "We've a got better player in Brian Simmons, a better player in Kevin Hardy. A better player in Tory James. Three better players in Duane Clemons, Carl Powell, John Thornton up front in providing competition at every spot."

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Bengals | Hardy Won't Play In Nickel

Mon, 02 Jun 2003 09:09:13 -0700

Chick Ludwig, of the Dayton Daily News, reports for the Sporting News that Cincinnati Bengals LB Kevin Hardy probably won’t play in the team’s nickel package.

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Bengals | Hardy Projected to Start

Fri, 16 May 2003 14:01:51 -0700

Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Kevin Hardy is the projected starter at MLB this year.

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Bengals | Hardy Moving to MLB

Tue, 06 May 2003 14:31:14 -0700

ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Kevin Hardy will move to MLB this season. In his seven seasons in the NFL, he has played exclusively at OLB.

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Bengals | More On Press Conference

Mon, 10 Mar 2003 07:40:13 -0800

The Cincinnati Bengals have announced newly signed LB Kevin Hardy and DT John Thornton will be available at 1:00 PM Monday to meet with the media and to answer questions. It is not known if anything else will occur or be announced at the press conference later Monday.

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Bengals | Hardy Officially Signed

Fri, 07 Mar 2003 21:49:41 -0800

Updating previous reports, the Cincinnati Bengals have officially signed free agent LB Kevin Hardy (Cowboys) to a four-year contract. "Kevin is a guy who has been All-Pro and who was a key player on a team (Jacksonville) that went to two AFC Championship games," coach Marvin Lewis said. "He's been where we want to go, and he has an opportunity to be a great leader for us."

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Bengals | Hardy Agrees

Fri, 07 Mar 2003 18:35:07 -0800

Bengals.com reports the Cincinnati Bengals and free agent LB Kevin Hardy (Cowboys) have agreed in principle to a four-year deal, according to agent Eric Metz. The deal is believed to be close to $4 million per year with $5 million in the first year between salary and bonuses.

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Bengals | More On Hardy

Fri, 07 Mar 2003 05:07:52 -0800

Contrary to an earlier story, the Star-Telegram's Clarence E. Hill Jr. reports free agent LB Kevin Hardy (Cowboys) has been offered a four-year deal to join the Cincinnati Bengals. Although he left a visit to Cincinnati without signing the contract and still has interest in returning to Dallas, Hardy said he seriously is considering the Bengals offer.

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Bengals | No Deal For Hardy

Thu, 06 Mar 2003 20:37:48 -0800

John Clayton of ESPN.com reports free agent LB Kevin Hardy (Cowboys) left Cincinnati without a contract offer from the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Bengals | Hardy Visits

Thu, 06 Mar 2003 10:54:34 -0800

Updating previous stories, Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports the Cincinnati Bengals have confirmed the visit of free agent LB Kevin Hardy (Cowboys).

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Bengals | Hardy To Visit

Tue, 04 Mar 2003 20:22:02 -0800

John Clayton of ESPN.com reports the free agent LB Kevin Hardy (Cowboys) is expected to visit with the Cincinnati Bengals on Wednesday. Hardy could play middle linebacker if needed and allow MLB Brian Simmons to move to the outside. The two sides have had initial discussions that involved parameters of a contract.

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Cowboys | Hardy Wants To Re-sign

Mon, 03 Mar 2003 19:18:08 -0800

John Clayton of ESPN.com reports free agent LB Kevin Hardy (Cowboys) still wants to re-sign with the Dallas Cowboys. Even though that is his desire, he is shopping himself around the league.

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Bengals | Interested In Hardy?

Mon, 03 Mar 2003 19:16:39 -0800

John Clayton of ESPN.com reports the Cincinnati Bengals appear to have some interest in bringing in free agent LB Kevin Hardy (Cowboys) for a visit.

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Cowboys | Hardy Ready To Shop

Wed, 26 Feb 2003 09:43:38 -0800

John Clayton of ESPN.com reports Dallas Cowboys LB Kevin Hardy is getting ready to shop himself on the free agent market. He has started to set up free-agent visits with other teams, with the assumption he will be released by Thursday. Hardy is scheduled to receive a $5.025 million option bonus if the Cowboys retain him, but the team wants him to stay for less money.

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Cowboys | Hardy Wants To Stay

Wed, 12 Feb 2003 06:02:39 -0800

Updating previous reports, the Star Telegram reports Dallas Cowboys LB Kevin Hardy has an expressed an interest in remaining with the team. His agent, Than Lock, said that if the right deal comes along, Hardy would re-sign without taking a look at what free agency has to offer.

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Cowboys | Hardy To Test Waters

Tue, 11 Feb 2003 06:17:05 -0800

Updating previous reports, the Dallas Morning News reports the Dallas Cowboys will not pay LB Kevin Hardy the $5.025 million option payment in his contract that would have kept him with the team for the next four years. The team would be willing to re-sign Hardy to a restructured deal, but Hardy is likely to test the free agent market first.

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Cowboys | Want Hardy To Restructure

Fri, 07 Feb 2003 04:55:48 -0800

The Star-Telegram reports the Dallas Cowboys want LB Kevin Hardy to restructure his contract in a more cap-friendly way. He is due a $4.6 million roster bonus on Feb. 28, and if the team doesnít pay it to him, the final four years of his contract would be void. Hardy is set to count $3.78 million against the salary cap in 2003, but the team is looking long term. He also has cap numbers of $4.8 million (2004), $5.8 million (2005), and $6.3 million (2006).

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Cowboys | Hardy Note

Mon, 12 Aug 2002 23:34:05 -0700

The Dallas Morning News reports Dallas Cowboys LB Kevin Hardy (sore knee) sat out parts of Monday's practice. Coach Dave Campo said the soreness has nothing to do with Hardy's injury from last year. If anything, Campo said jokingly that it sounded like a "veteran injury" in which a veteran claims to be injured so he can miss practice.

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Cowboys | Hardy Note

Tue, 06 Aug 2002 21:22:06 -0700

The Dallas Morning News reports Dallas Cowboys LB Kevin Hardy (knee) is expected to play in this week's pre-season opener.

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Cowboys | Hardy Practices

Tue, 30 Jul 2002 13:48:28 -0700

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Dallas Cowboys OLB Kevin Hardy (knee) was held out of Monday morningís practice but took part in the afternoon workout. Thatís a schedule he may keep for a while.

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Jaguars | Interested In Kirkland?

Mon, 15 Jul 2002 20:56:34 -0700

Bart Hubbuch reports for the Florida Times-Union the Jacksonville Jaguars may have an interest in free agent LB Levon Kirkland (Seahawks). The Jaguars are looking for a replacement for departed LB Kevin Hardy.

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Cowboys | Hardy Sitting Out

Fri, 12 Jul 2002 22:12:44 -0700

Cowboys.com reports Dallas Cowboys LB Kevin Hardy (knee) was held out of Friday's morning practice at mini-camp, as expected. He did return in the afternoon, and made two nice plays in the goal-line drills.

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Cowboys | More on Hardy Injury Front

Wed, 10 Jul 2002 10:02:50 -0700

Updating previous reports, the Dallas Morning News reports Dallas Cowboys LB Kevin Hardy (knee) hopes to be at 100 percent when training camp begins later this month. Head coach Dave Campo said he feels good about him and believes heíll be ready to go come training camp, which is when the team plans to get a better evaluation of him.

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Cowboys | Hardy Slow and Steady

Tue, 09 Jul 2002 10:37:00 -0700

The Star Telegram reports Dallas Cowboys LB Kevin Hardy (knee) is set to participate in minicamp workouts this week. Hardy will still take it slow this week and at the start of training camp.

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