Justin Hardee

New York Jets
Wide Receiver #34
New York Jets
Wide Receiver #34

Justin Hardee News

Clear of COVID list

Hardee (undisclosed) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday.

Analysis: Hardee has been on the COVID list since Dec. 13 but has now cleared the health and safety protocols. The 27-year-old has almost exclusively played special teams for the Jets this season.

Dec 24, 2021 11:44 AM EST

Added to COVID list

Hardee was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Analysis: Hardee was one of 25 players to test positive for COVID on Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. He's only played one defensive snap this season, so any absence will only impact the Jets' special-teams unit.

Dec 13, 2021 6:40 PM EST

Reaches deal with Jets

Hardee signed a three-year deal with the Jets on Tuesday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: The exact terms of compensation were not disclosed at the time of signing. Hardee spent the first four seasons of his career with the Saints, primarily as a special teams contributor. He'll likely maintain that role with the Jets.

Mar 16, 2021 5:19 PM EST

Back from IR

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.

Dec 12, 2020 6:05 PM EST

Trending in right direction

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.

Dec 9, 2020 6:47 PM EST

Lands on IR

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.

Nov 7, 2020 8:30 AM EST

Will play Sunday

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.

Oct 23, 2020 8:10 PM EST

Won't play Monday

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.

Oct 10, 2020 8:12 PM EST

Rejoins Saints

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.

Mar 20, 2020 12:46 PM EST

Let go by New Orleans

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.

Mar 19, 2020 2:19 PM EST

Re-ups with Saints

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.

Feb 11, 2019 2:43 PM EST

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