The Houston Texans could be facing one of the biggest villains in NFL history twice per season as the Jacksonville Jaguars hosted DE Greg Hardy this week
The Houston Texans have always done a great job at making sure their team features players of high character. They have avoided taking risks on players with red flags in their backgrounds and as a result they feature guys who are classy on-and-off the field like J.J. Watt, DeAndre Hopkins and Andre Johnson.
It looks like one of their biggest rivals may not be adhering to that same line of thinking. Their AFC South opponent, the Jacksonville Jaguars have brought in one of the most volatile names in the NFL for a workout as they hosted defensive end Greg Hardy on Wednesday and Thursday according to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.
Hardy was originally a member of the Carolina Panthers but missed all but one game in 2014 following accusations of domestic abuse against his girlfriend at the time. Originally he was found guilty, but then the conviction was overturned on appeal when the victim refused to cooperate.
Hardy was not retained by the Panthers and headed to Dallas to join the Cowboys. He was suspended for the first 10 games of the season, but again the appeal process was on his side as the suspension was knocked down to four games.
In 12 games for the Cowboys, Hardy recorded 35 tackles, six sacks and one interception. While his performance at times was great, he proved to be inconsistent and was a major headache for the team.
Hardy was continually late to practice, missed meetings and even fought with teammates and coaches. The coaching staff and executives in Dallas alike seemed happy to wash their hands of the troubles defensive end.
Should he find a home in Jacksonville, Texans fans could have one more reason to root against their divisional foes from Florida. However, on the field Hardy could be a problem for the Texans as the Jags already feature an improving defense and could pair Hardy with Dante Fowler, Jr. who is set to play in hist first season after an ACL tear cost him his rookie year.
According to reports no signing is imminent and this is the first team to kick the tires on Hardy all offseason.