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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

CB Cason makes sense as priority for Chargers

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 9:48 p.m. ET
With so many defensive players entering free agency, one the Chargers may want to prioritize is starting CB Antoine Cason.

Bisaccia hired at Auburn

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
Former Chargers special-teams coach Rich Bisaccia has left San Diego to be the special-teams and running backs coach at Auburn.

Chargers fire Turner, Smith

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 1:21 p.m. ET
The Chargers announced that head coach Norv Turner and GM A.J. Smith will not return in 2013.

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos get top seed, Chiefs get top pick

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 11:56 a.m. ET
The 2012 season in the AFC West ended the way it began — the Broncos and Chargers won, and the Chiefs and Raiders lost.

Chargers finish season with 24-21 defeat of Raiders

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 8:09 p.m. ET
San Diego beat the Raiders 24-21 on a wet, gloomy Sunday in what's expected to be Norv Turner's final game as Chargers coach.

Raiders QB Pryor gets starting nod for Sunday

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
Raiders head coach Dennis Allen announced Friday that Terrelle Pryor will start at quarterback in Oakland’s season finale.

OT position one of many questions for Chargers

Posted Dec. 27, 2012 @ 7:09 p.m. ET
OTs Jared Gaither and Jeromey Clary are still in line to start in 2013, but their struggles in 2012 give the incoming regime plenty to consider.

Chargers-Raiders game will be seen in Southern California

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 7:57 p.m. ET
The Chargers announced Wednesday that they have sold enough tickets to lift the local blackout for Sunday’s Chargers-Raiders matchup. 

Chargers place NT Franklin, S Taylor on I.R.

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 3:31 p.m. ET
The Chargers placed NT Aubrayo Franklin and S Brandon Taylor on injured reserve and promoted S Sean Cattouse and CB Greg Gatson.

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos taking care of business

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 9:50 a.m. ET
Another typical week in the AFC West — the Broncos dominated, the Raiders and Chiefs fell and the Chargers took advantage of a weak opponent.

Chargers sack McElroy, Jets

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 6 p.m. ET
The Chargers took Greg McElroy down 11 times, tying the team record in a 27-17 victory over the Jets Sunday.

Dolphins place PK Carpenter on I.R., sign PK Kaeding

Posted Dec. 21, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
The Dolphins placed PK Dan Carpenter on injured reserve and signed former Chargers PK Nate Kaeding.

Mathews' injury keeps RB spot as Chargers priority

Posted Dec. 20, 2012 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
Ryan Mathews' second broken clavicle this season is more reason for the Chargers to put emphasis on adding another running back.

Chargers place Floyd, Wells, Mathews on I.R.

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 7:16 p.m. ET
The Chargers placed WR Malcom Floyd, RB Ryan Mathews and OL Reggie Wells on injured reserve.

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos pass test, Raiders shut out Chiefs

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
The Broncos won their ninth in a row, the Raiders shut out the Chiefs and the Chargers got blown out at home by Carolina.

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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