Bills cut James Hardy

Two years after he was a high second-round draft pick, James Hardy is looking for work.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Bills cut Hardy today.

A wide receiver out of Indiana, the 6-foot-5 Hardy was viewed as a raw but promising prospect entering the 2008 NFL draft. But after being selected with the 41st overall pick, he caught just 10 passes for 96 yards in 16 games over two years.

Hardy is undeniably talented, but he may have a tough time catching on anywhere else. The Bills gave him plenty of opportunities, and he never gave them much of anything.

10 responses to “Bills cut James Hardy

  1. To his credit he has been injured most of the last two years, and he did score a game winner against the Jaguars in his first season.

  2. Agree he is a raw talent and he was raw and athletic at IU…he needs a good receiver coach like Christiansen in Indy or O’Shea at New England.

  3. ORCHARD PARK, NY – The Buffalo Bills today released the following 19 players:
    C Sean Allen
    RB Andre Anderson
    RB Joique Bell
    QB Levi Brown
    G Kirk Chambers
    DE Rashaad Duncan
    FB Rodney Ferguson
    C Christian Gaddis
    TE Andrew George
    WR James Hardy
    T Nick Hennessey
    WR Chad Jackson
    CB Ellis Lankster
    G Andre Ramsey
    WR Naaman Roosevelt
    CB Lydell Sargeant
    RB Chad Simpson
    G Jason Watkins
    LB Donovan Woods

  4. James Hardy had plenty of time to make his move in Buffalo. He shadowed Terrell Owens last year and looked very motivated coming into this season. Apparently his body is not built for the game since he has been hurt most of his career. The NFL might have been too much of a change from his days in Indiana.

  5. Hardy is big, but runs a route slow enough to make roy williams look like an all pro in comparison.

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