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Nick Hardwick

Nick Hardwick - #61 - C

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 305 lbs.
Birthday 09/02/1981
Birthplace Franklin, IN
College Purdue
Years played 10
Drafted 2004, 3rd round, 3rd pick by Chargers

Broncos sign former Chargers OG Vasquez

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
The Broncos signed former Chargers OG Louis Vasquez in the first hour of free agency on Tuesday.

San Diego Chargers: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 9:30 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the San Diego Chargers, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Chargers release veteran LB Spikes

Posted March 07, 2013 @ 10:30 a.m. ET
The Chargers announced the release of LB Takeo Spikes on Thursday

Redskins hire A.J. Smith as senior executive

Posted March 06, 2013 @ 11:06 a.m. ET
The Redskins hired former Chargers GM A.J. Smith as a senior executive on Wednesday.

Chargers still confident in RB Mathews

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
Ryan Mathews broke both clavicles and played in only 12 games, but the Chargers’ new brass still has confidence in the 2010 first-round pick.

Chargers claim CB Patrick

Posted Feb. 20, 2013 @ 6:05 p.m. ET
The Chargers claimed CB Johnny Patrick off waivers from the Saints on Wednesday.

Smith: NFLPA still concerned about Chargers doctor

Posted Feb. 11, 2013 @ 10:04 p.m. ET
DeMaurice Smith is concerned about David Chao remaining as the Chargers' doctor even though he reportedly has been cleared by an independent panel.

Chargers add three to coaching staff

Posted Jan. 22, 2013 @ 6:45 p.m. ET
Chargers head coach Mike McCoy added three assistants to his staff on Tuesday, the team announced.

Chargers retain Pagano as defensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 4:18 p.m. ET
New Chargers head coach Mike McCoy will retain defensive coordinator John Pagano, the team announced Friday.

Whisenhunt hired as Chargers' offensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
The Chargers hired former Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt as their offensive coordinator, the team announced Thursday afternoon.

Chargers continue new vision with McCoy hire

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 3:04 p.m. ET
The Chargers continued in the direction of big changes in the front office by hiring former Broncos assistant Mike McCoy as head coach.

Chargers hire McCoy as head coach

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
Mike McCoy is staying in the AFC West and will become the new head coach of the Chargers.

Reports: Colts hire Raye as VP of football operations

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 4:08 p.m. ET
Jimmy Raye is leaving San Diego to be the Colts’ vice president of football operations, Sports Illustrated’s Jim Trotter first reported.

New GM Telesco turns Chargers' focus to the draft

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
New Chargers GM Tom Telesco wnats to build the club through the draft, which is important with many veterans approaching free agency.

Chargers hire Telesco as new GM

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
The Chargers hired former Colts vice president of football operations Tom Telesco as their new general manager on Wednesday.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Aug. 22, 2012
Hardwick will not play Friday against Minnesota.||||||| Hardwick, a nine-year veteran who calls out signals to the other blockers, suffered a concussion in practice Tuesday and will not go to Minnesota, coach Norv Turner said.
Posted Sept. 14, 2009
Hardwick is back for Friday's game against Tennessee.||||||| The sixth-year veteran was hurt in the season opener at Oakland on Sept. 14, sustaining what the team said was a sprained ankle. This will be his first start since that date.
Posted Dec. 14, 2008
Hardwick was injured after throwing a block on a screen pass against Kansas City and carted from the field. The team said he suffered a concussion.||||||| Hardwick, whose block on linebacker Rocky Boiman helped spring Jacob Hester for a 13-yard gain, stayed on the ground for about 12 minutes while being attended to. He finally sat up and was placed on a cart.
Posted March 26, 2008
Hardwick had surgery recently on his sprained right foot and is expected to take four to six months to recover.||||||| If Hardwick needs the full rehab period, he could miss the early part of the regular season. Hardwick was hurt early in a game against the Oakland Raiders on Oct. 14 and missed the next four games. He played in the final six regular-season games and three playoff games. Hardwick had surgery on March 14 but the team didn't announce it until Wednesday.
Posted Nov. 23, 2007
Hardwick participated in a portion of practice on Friday and could be available for this weekend's home game against the Baltimore Ravens.||||||| "That will be a game-time decision," coach Norv Turner said. Hardwick has missed most of the last four games with a foot injury.

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