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Washington Redskins signing Greg Hardy would be a mistake

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When a team looses a player that they are counting on for the season it sends into a whirlwind. They often look in the wrong direction to replace that loss. That is the case with the Washington Redskins. Rumors are flying that they are having internal discussions on signing former Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy. I believe that if the Redskins were to proceed with this, they would be making a huge mistake.

It is well-known and well-documented about Greg Hardy’s off the field issues. He had issues in Carolina which led to his release. We saw issues in Dallas last season as well. These issues follow guys around. If the Redskins signed Hardy, these issues would then infiltrate a locker room that has been turned around.

The Redskins have worked hard over the past couple of years to rid themselves of locker room cancer. You must now be about the team and winning to find yourself in the locker room and on the field as a member of the Washington Redskins. Signing Greg Hardy would go against every thing that GM Scot McCloughan and Head Coach Jay Gruden are about.

I know that Hardy is a big name, and his talent is immense. The off and on field issues, however, outweigh that talent. Talent is not everything when it comes to making an NFL roster. There must be character taken into consideration as well,

I know people can change. Hardy said that he was changed when he signed with the Cowboys, and we still continued to see the character issues abound. I know that I do not have a say in whether he is signed or not but my I do think it would be a mistake.

The Washington Redskins are poised to do big things in 2016 and beyond. Signing Greg Hardy, to me, would but a damper on that poise. Locker room cancers only hinder the growth of a franchise. Please Washington, please heed this advice, stay away from Greg Hardy.

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