- Associated Press - Thursday, July 21, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Jacksonville Jaguars worked out polarizing defensive end Greg Hardy on Thursday.

A team spokesman confirmed the workout but did not indicate whether the Jags planned on signing the former Dallas and Carolina standout.

Hardy had a tumultuous season in Dallas, one that started with a four-game suspension related to his domestic violence case in North Carolina and included several disruptions that included a physical confrontation with an assistant coach.

Working out Hardy shows the Jaguars are still looking for pass-rushing help after failing to land Olivier Vernon and Robert Ayers in free agency. Vernon signed with the New York Giants, and Ayers ended up in Tampa Bay.

Jacksonville parted ways with Chris Clemons and Andre Branch, leaving a host of unproven youngsters in the rotation at defensive end. Expected starter Dante Fowler is coming off reconstructive knee surgery.


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