|Team:||New Orleans Saints|
|Ht / Wt:||6'1" / 200 lb.|
|Born:||February 7, 1994|
|Drafted:||2017 / UDFA|
Hardee (groin) was activated from injured reserve Saturday.
Analysis: The Saints placed Patrick Robinson (hamstring) on injured reserve Saturday, so Hardee could see more snaps on defense moving forward. However, he played exclusively on special teams before this injury, so he's not locked into a defensive role.
The Saints designated Hardee (groin) for a return from injured reserve Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: Hardee has resided on IR since Nov. 7 while dealing with the groin issue, but the team will now have 21 days to activate him. Hardee's absence doesn't affect things from a defensive perspective, but the Illinois product will provide a boost on special teams if he's officially activated.
The Saints have placed Hardee (groin) on injured reserve, Luke Johnson of NOLA.com reports.
Analysis: Hardee will now have to miss at least the team's next three games, which means his earliest possible return will come in Week 12. The 26-year-old has been a special teams standout for New Orleans so far this season.
Hardee (hamstring) has been cleared for Sunday's game versus the Panthers, Larry Holder of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Hardee missed one game but is ready to get back into the mix. He doesn't contribute on defense, but the Illinois product leads the team with four special-teams tackles.
Hardee was ruled out for Monday's game against the Chargers with a hamstring injury.
Analysis: Hardee didn't participate at practice this week after sustaining the hamstring injury during Week 4. The 26-year-old has exclusively played special teams so far this season, so the defense is unlikely to be impacted by his absence.
Hardee signed a one-year contract with the Saints on Friday, John DeShazier of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: The Saints didn't tender a contract to Hardee prior to free agency, but the team has still ultimately elected to hand him a one-year deal. The 26-year-old will reprise his usual role as a depth cornerback and special-teams contributor with the team.
Hardee wasn't tendered a contract by the Saints and is now a free agent, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: The 26-year-old has been with the Saints over the past three seasons, but the team opted not to offer him a contract tender as an exclusive rights free agent. Hardee has 39 tackles (35 solo) and one interception in 46 career games.
Hardee re-signed with the Saints on Monday, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports.
Analysis: Hardee logged 19 tackles, two passes defended and one interception across 16 games with the Saints during the 2018 regular season. Having now signed his exclusive rights tender, the 24-year-old appears to be headed for another season as a depth cornerback and contributor on special teams.
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