Greg Hardy plans to visit the Seahawks

AP

The Cowboys are the team that has shown the most interest in free agent defensive end Greg Hardy. But they aren’t the only teams interested.

Hardy also plans to visit the Seahawks, a league source tells PFT.

For any team interested in Hardy, there’s a big potential risk and a big potential reward. The risk is that Hardy missed all but one game of last season after he was accused of domestic violence, and the NFL hasn’t said yet that he’ll be allowed to play this year. A team signing Hardy will take a public relations hit, and will have to wait until the NFL says it’s OK before Hardy can actually contribute on the field.

But the rewards are potentially huge. Hardy has 16 sacks in his last 15 games. Not many pass rushers can average a sack a game, but Hardy can. And the reality is that Hardy will probably be a lot less expensive than a comparably good pass rusher would be, because teams can drive a harder bargain with Hardy as a result of his off-field issues.

The Cowboys appear to have concluded that the benefits of adding Hardy outweigh the risks. And they’re not the only ones.

84 responses to “Greg Hardy plans to visit the Seahawks

  1. I wonder how much the perception of this guy will change between this article and the one about him visiting Dallas. If Seattle signs him will they have no ethics too?

  2. I get the nfls stand against women and child beaters but Hardys situation, based on what I read, is ambiguous. Paying her off didn’t help, but I thought there was actual reasonable doubt.

  3. Josh Brent is on the Dallas roster, and he was convicted of killing a guy. Where’s the outrage over that?

  4. It is really getting good now, he can get in line for a daily dose of HGH, make him even worse than he already is,not to mention the occassional Adderall, women in Seattle better stay far away from him

  5. The Cowboys could really use Hardy, but I don’t see him and Rod Marinelli meshing at all. I’m not surprised he left Big D without a deal.

  6. Now let’s watch everyone say how great this move will be and how it will make this defense that much scarier.

    When just on the previous article everyone was clowning the Cowboys for it.

    28-24.

  7. He needs to improve his standing with society. Dallas, Seahawks, Ravens and Philly are all teams which will make Hardy and the NFL sink lower.

    The only choice for redemption is the Patriots.

  8. Sounds like Stephen needs to give him some cash to make sure he doesn’t leave the building. Sounds like Hardy’s agent (Rosenhaus) is playing a bit of hardball.

  9. I should think the Claras would be trying to get him…after all, with Ray McDonald gone, they’re below their usual quota of offenders.

  10. He won’t leave dallas without a contract. This is a smart move by the agent. By leaking the story that he is going to seattle, you force dallas’s hand and make them overpay. 26 yr old pass stud rusher with some issues. So be it. sign him.

  11. class..its for losers..as bill walsh put it..winning, its all the matters, everything else is secondary..

    every team should take a strong look at hardy..

  12. Funny how the narrative in the media changes as soon as it becomes obvious that the Cowboys are just at the head of a long queue when it comes to Hardy.

  13. Low class teams like Dallas; Oakland; Seattle; Baltimore thrive on trash like their owners.

  14. He would be outstanding if they can bring him in on a 1 year prove it deal. It would add to a much depleted pass rush over the next season giving time for Rookies to get some experience under their belt.. If he joins the team that D will remain the most scary in the NFL.

    I wouldnt be able to see a team that would be able to stop the Hawks then.

    #GOHAWKS
    #thirdtimesacharm
    #Dynastybeforeyoureyes.

  15. People lets get facts here he was not proven guilty by a jury. When he wanted a Jury she wanted to take a settlement kinda like the Big Ben situation huh….. Oh Ill wait…….

  16. The Raiders organization and I are currently doing the same thing, sitting down eating a damn sandwich. Buy new facilities with the money you can’t seem to spend on impact players. Seattle please stay out of this

  17. saintsfan1111 says:
    Mar 17, 2015 12:02 PM
    He beats up women. Is that a benefit for the Seahawks?

    ______________________

    Actually that is just hearsay as Hardy was not convicted and there was no physical evidence. Nicole Holder had no marks on her. Hardy himself called the police. It was all made up by her to make her rich.

  18. Whoever was comparing this to Josh Brent is completely off base. Brent accidently killed his best friend and has the full support to continue playing from his victims family. What Hardy is accused of doing is not an accident. Nor does he have his accuser standing behind him supporting his comeback. Whether or not he did it is subject to debate. Nonetheless, terrible comparison.

  19. The message is pretty clear to all you NFL players though. If your going to commit an act of domestic violence, just make sure there’s no video evidence of it. Have enough money to slide the situation under the rug. And you’ll probably be alright.

    Ray Rice: Can’t get a job

    Hardy/Dez/Peterson: All will be forgotten within a year or two.

  20. Yeah dynasty. A 1 – 2 SB record.

    You have a one year SB window. After this season, you’ll have to pay Wilson. If Palmer doesn’t get hurt you wouldve been home anyway.

  21. Uh…he was not guilty ONLY because the accuser took the money and ran. And without the testimony the DA did not have enough evidence to proceed. That does not make the accused “not guilty” it only makes the case “unable to proceed”. Exactly like the Big Ben situation. Both are most certainly guilty or they wouldn’t have paid off the accusers.

  22. The Seahawks don’t have money to sign him.

    I thought they were going to extend Wilson? Seahawks fans were talking about Wilson getting a deal to make him the highest paid player in the league. Seattle has 14.5 million in cap space left. Won’t be signing anyone to a decent contract with that. Any big contracts Seattle works out will put them in Miami Dolphins territory as far as future cap.

    And Hardy? I don’t know what the NFL has seen about his incidents, but it must be a lot worse than we can imagine. Legally, Hardy appears to be clean. NFL wise, he appears to be a real piece of garbage. Teams are avoiding him like the plague.

  23. If you look at how that thing played out in Carolina, that girl was in it for a money grab, she obviously only dates rich dudes and seems to be living it up with her payoff. If she was wronged and wanted justice she could have showed up in court.

  24. Actually a judge did fine him guilty … Case was dismissed because the witness disappeared (paid off) before the sentencing trial….

  25. Uh…he was not guilty ONLY because the accuser took the money and ran. And without the testimony the DA did not have enough evidence to proceed. That does not make the accused “not guilty” it only makes the case “unable to proceed”. Exactly like the Big Ben situation. Both are most certainly guilty or they wouldn’t have paid off the accusers.

    ^^^^^So Ben and Greg would go to trail with knowing they will go to jail found guilty you can pay to do away with the circus show they were top at their position when it happened

  26. Can someone explain why the NFL office allows these kinds of cases hang fire for so many months without resolution?

    Adrian Peterson? Greg Hardy? Aldon Smith? Ray Rice? What is wrong with Roger Goodell’s leadership style that makes the NFL look so ineffective ?

    Isn’t it to everyone’s advantage to develop a clear policy and then adjudicate it swiftly?

    Don’t they have enough attorneys at their Park Ave office?

  27. The Seahawks will have to pay Wilson somewhere close to one “Romo” ($28 million).

    Don’t see how they can afford Hardy.

  28. Don’t know what actually went on here – only Hardy and the woman really know, and their stories are completely different. Seems like lot’s of people are riding around on their high horses which are being led around by the media. If he’s not convicted of any crimes he should be allowed to continue working. Just like anyone else would be.

  29. If the seahawks sign this kat , They might aswell not even bother to show up to play the regular season . just tell everyone see you after their first round bye.

  30. Some people need to learn how to read, or research information for themselves. Hardy was found guilty of assault on a female and communicating threats. Later, during the appeal process, after already being convicted, he worked out a settlement with the woman and she refused to cooperate any further with the prosecution. this is not a man that was falsely accused, there was evidence and he was found guilty. The charges were not just dropped, he paid the woman off to stop cooperating. This man certainly should not be playing. Read the description of his actions. What he did was way worse than Ray Rice, he just didn’t get caught on camera.

  31. Men are like pit bulls. They can be docile and loving members of your family one minute and violent the next. The smart dog owner understands this and does not torment a pit bull.

    The question I have about the Hardy DMV incident is: What did the women in this situation do to instigate the violence? Men do not just erupt for nothing but everyone has their limits. Some ladies think they can get away with being a bully because they are immune from physical retaliation. Why was she paid for her bad behavior? She should have walked away long before the argument turn into a violent situation.

  32. For the price a team will ultimately get him, it will be a great signing. For the PR hit, a team would want him pretty bad or have great need at the position to have him visit, much less get him signed.

    Talent, like in everything the NFL team does, is the main driver…..For all his problems off the field and the uncertainty of his even getting off the exempt list anytime soon, everyone agrees, Hardy has talent…..

    Still, I am surprised by the Cowboys and Seahawks for taking the visit(s).

  33. “Greg Hardy plans to visit the Seahawks”

    I’m shocked! The seahawks…no really a class organization like that, would welcome a wife beater….of course they would, it’s all about the bottom line.

  34. duanethomas33 says:
    Mar 17, 2015 12:18 PM

    Explain to me what he was found guilty of again and why Goodell is going to punish him? What was his sentence in the court case against him?

    he WAS found guilty by the court. the DA, at sentencing couldn’t proceed because the accuser wouldn’t go forward (she was paid). HUGE difference between that and being found not guilty

  35. Ask any football FANS if they would rather win a CHAMPIONSHIP that includes a few BAD APPLES on the team , Or WIN NOTHING with a bunch of CHOIR BOYS .

    I think we know what the answer is.When its all said and done this is all entertainment and not some type of judgement day.

  36. phillyboypat5 says:
    Mar 17, 2015 12:39 PM
    Whoever was comparing this to Josh Brent is completely off base. Brent accidently killed his best friend and has the full support to continue playing from his victims family. What Hardy is accused of doing is not an accident. Nor does he have his accuser standing behind him supporting his comeback. Whether or not he did it is subject to debate. Nonetheless, terrible comparison.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Getting behind the wheel of a car while extremely intoxicated is no accident. You know you are that drunk. He took a life and was convicted as being responsible for it by the justice system.

    Domestic violence is a serious crime, but manslaughter does edge it out by a bit.

  37. jtbsteeler says:
    Mar 17, 2015 12:46 PM
    Yeah dynasty. A 1 – 2 SB record.

    You have a one year SB window. After this season, you’ll have to pay Wilson. If Palmer doesn’t get hurt you wouldve been home anyway.

    —–

    So as soon as they sign RW to a big contract they are going to loose the entire defense that John S. and Pete C. have already locked up for the next 3 years. Your comment oozes ignorance of the situation. Steelers just gave a huge contract to Rapisburger i guess their window just closed, sound about right?

  38. If Hardy came to Dallas he could become a better person off the field with the mentorship of Coach Garrett, the fatherly watchful eye of Mr. Jones and the leadership of Tony Romo.

  39. I love how all you idiots who say I cant believe they would do this, yet they will not miss a single game on TV when their team plays and has not problem drafting AP in FF. Until you stop supporting the NFL stop getting mad when teams sign them. You are just as bad as them if you feel that way.

  40. Judge found him guilty, neighbors called the cops, said he was killing the woman but I guess they were just hearing things
    Jail is the only place for him

  41. Not sure where some of you get your info from. Pretty sure you may not understand the NC law. Greg was never found guilty in a jury trial. There was no sentencing trail. There is no charge against him. What he is accused of doing is wrong of course, but he already sat out for 15 games last season. I don’t see how the NFL can not let him play this season.

  42. “I don’t see how the NFL can not let him play this season.”

    Because Fuhrer Goodell doesn’t give a damn what the legal system results in, only if he decides he doesn’t like what a player has done.

    The whole “commissioners exempt list” was made up out of the blue last year so Goodell could accommodate penalizing players that the CBA wouldn’t allow him to penalize in any significant way. If the NFLPA had strong leadership instead of spineless DeSmith they would have called a strike last year to fight Goodell unilaterally changing the CBA which he has no authority to do.

  43. Please Seachoke fans stop with the dynasty crap! You drive me insane. Your not a dynasty. You won one Super bowl in three tries. That does not make you a dynasty. In case you bandwagon fans need a definition of what a dynasty means here you go: A sports dynasty is a team that dominates their sport or league for an extraordinary length of time. BTW I hope you enjoy wearing your repete shirts that you made, because it will never happen! Sincerely the original three peet champs. Green Bay!

  44. If Mr. Hardy signs with Seattle there wouldn’t be enough toxic dump sites in the world to handle all of the battery acid exploding from the Seahawks’ haters’ heads…

  45. greenandgoldinpnw says:
    Mar 17, 2015 3:45 PM

    Sincerely the original three peet champs. Green Bay!

    ___

    Which was back before all of us were born? Keep living in the past grandpa….oh and why your at “GET OFF MY LAWN!!!!!”

  46. Getting behind the wheel of a car while extremely intoxicated is no accident. You know you are that drunk. He took a life and was convicted as being responsible for it by the justice system.

    Domestic violence is a serious crime, but manslaughter does edge it out by a bit.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    @Steelerben

    Correct. But theres a huge difference. Jerry Hughes was with Josh Brent that night. He knowingly got into the car with a drunk drive. What happened is terrible, but Hughes made that decision to go with Brent. If what Hardy is accused of is true, the girl had absolutely no say in getting assaulted. One victim had a choice, the other (if true) did not. Bad comparison.

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