WASHINGTON — When the Redskins lost Junior Galette to another torn Achilles’ tendon — his second in as many years, this time in his right leg — over the weekend, many fan jumped to conclusions about finding his replacement.
One name that repeatedly came up was Greg Hardy, a polarizing figure whose contract the Dallas Cowboys declined to renew after one season, a year after the Panthers did not re-sign him following a domestic violence charge (which was later expunged from Hardy’s record).
Hardy served a four-game suspension for the domestic violence incident before he could begin playing in Dallas. He tallied 23 total tackles and six sacks over 12 games for the Cowboys, but served as a frequent media distraction and publicly butted heads with teammates.
Hardy, a logical replacement — albeit not a moral one — for Galette, worked out for Jacksonville last week, but remains a free agent.
While a report from ESPN’s Ed Werder indicates internal discussions held at Redskins Park about finding a replacement for Galette included Hardy, 106.7 The Fan’s Brian McNally has learned definitively the Redskins are not considering him as an option.