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Brandon Hardin - #35 - S

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 217 lbs.
Birthday 10/30/1989
Birthplace Kealakekua, HI
College Oregon State
Years played 1
Drafted 2012, 3rd round, 16th pick by Bears

Three-and-out with Bears S Major Wright

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 6:32 p.m. ET
Injuries have kept Bears rookie FS Major Wright from making the kind of progression some expected of him in 2010, but the third-round pick told PFW that he feels like he's getting better each week.

Patriots-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
Bears CB D.J. Moore has shown a knack for making big plays, but he still has only 15 games under his belt, and the Patriots could be tempted to test him on Sunday.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 10:01 a.m. ET
This week, Hub Arkush says he trusts Jay Cutler's decision making more than he did when the season started, but points out that Bill Belichick's defensive game plan could be one of the tougher challenges Cutler has faced ...

They said it: Patriots Wednesday edition

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 6:59 p.m. ET
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and QB Tom Brady spoke to the media on Wednesday to discuss Sunday's matchup against the Bears.

Bears will give Belichick another test

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 6:57 p.m. ET
Each Wednesday we'll identify one player, coach or area of the team that is most under the microscope. This week, head coach Bill Belichick is our choice.

Bears have to hope Taylor saves his best for last

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 6:49 p.m. ET
Chicago's offense could use more of a boost from Chester Taylor in the final quarter of the season, especially with the weather becoming more of a factor in games.

Suh fine shows NFL only protecting itself

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
The NFL is out of control, taking the idea of fining players for clean hits way too far, writes PFW senior editor Eric Edholm.

Cutler: Soldier Field turf is one of league’s worst

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
Bears QB Jay Cutler tore up the Soldier Field turf at his press conference at Halas Hall Wednesday.

Bears LBs Tinoisamoa, Roach sidelined

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
The Bears' top two strong-side linebackers, Pisa Tinoisamoa and Nick Roach, did not practice Wednesday.

Patriots-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 14 game between the Patriots and Bears: Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz vs. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.

Former Bears coach Wannstedt steps down at Pitt

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 11:10 a.m. ET
Former Bears coach Dave Wannstedt resigned as the head football coach at the University of Pittsburgh after a disappointing 7-5 season.

60-second rant: Belichick could expose Bears’ greatest flaw

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 8:12 p.m. ET
The Bears are only a game back in the race to secure home-field advantage in the NFC, but they still have an obvious weakness, and something tells me Bill Belichick is going to have a good plan for exploiting it ...

Patriots-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
For the Bears' cover-2 defense to be effective against the Patriots, Julius Peppers and Israel Idonije need to get into the backfield and disrupt QB Tom Brady's rhythm.

Bears sign OG Johnson

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
The Bears tinkered with their roster Tuesday, signing OG Herman Johnson to the 53-man roster.

Cutler becoming manager Bears can trust

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 7:04 p.m. ET
The entire Bears' offense has matured since a Week Eight bye, and Jay Cutler's development within offensive coordinator Mike Martz's system has been easy to notice.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Aug. 26, 2012
Hardin was placed on injured reserve Sunday.||||||| The rookie had to be carted off after suffering a neck injury during the preseason.
Posted Aug. 18, 2012
Hardin was taken from the field on a cart because of a neck injury early in the third quarter Saturday night in a preseason game against the Washington Redskins.||||||| He was injured trying to tackle Logan Paulsen on a 19-yard pass from Kirk Cousins on the next play from scrimmage. Hardin stayed down for about 10 minutes as medical personnel tended to him before being placed on a stretcher and taken away on a cart. He was moving his hands and gave the thumbs up sign as he left the field.
Posted May 15, 2012
The Chicago Bears have agreed to a four-year deal with Hardin and now have all their draft picks under contract. The agreement was announced on Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed.||||||| A third-round pick out of Oregon State, Hardin missed the 2011 season due to a broken shoulder. He had 105 tackles, three forced fumbles and one interception in his college career.

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