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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

Chargers release SS Ellison, three others

Posted June 21, 2010 @ 2:34 p.m. ET
The Chargers released four players on Monday, including SS Kevin Ellison.

Report: Chargers' Jackson, McNeill prepared to hold out first 10 weeks of season

Posted June 15, 2010 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
Chargers unsigned restricted free agents WR Vincent Jackson and OLT Marcus McNeill are both prepared to sit out the first 10 weeks of the regular season after not receiving long-term contract offers, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Chargers sign ex-Bills WR Reed

Posted June 11, 2010 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
The Chargers announced Friday that they have signed free-agent WR Josh Reed to a one-year contract.

Kaeding facing playoff demons, moving on

Posted June 10, 2010 @ 8:59 p.m. ET
To say Nate Kaeding's 2009 season didn't end well would be an understatement, but the Chargers' placekicker is determined to get back on track as the NFL's all-time leader in field-goal percentage.

Chargers sign ex-Jaguars OT Thomas

Posted June 09, 2010 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
The Chargers announced Wednesday that they have signed free-agent OT Tra Thomas to a one-year contract.

Chargers WR Floyd signs RFA tender

Posted June 07, 2010 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
After holding off for months, Chargers WR Malcom Floyd signed his one-year restricted free agent tender on Monday. He will earn $3.168 million for the 2010 season.

Bolts sign TE McMichael, agree to terms with rookie Crompton

Posted June 04, 2010 @ 11:10 a.m. ET
The Chargers announced late Thursday that they have signed free-agent TE Randy McMichael to a one-year contract and have agreed to terms with fifth-round draft pick QB Jonathan Crompton on a four-year deal.

Chargers need to lock up McNeill, Jackson

Posted May 31, 2010 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
Refusing to give long-term contracts to OLT Marcus McNeill and WR Vincent Jackson could be a costly mistake by Chargers GM A.J. Smith.

Chargers, unsigned RFAs at standstill

Posted May 28, 2010 @ 11:50 a.m. ET
We're told that a line has been drawn in the sand in San Diego, where four unsigned restricted free agents have refused to report to voluntary workouts and are not expected to participate in any minicamps this offseason.

Report: Chargers S Ellison arrested for drug possession

Posted May 25, 2010 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
Chargers S Kevin Ellison was arrested Monday on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, according to the Associated Press.

Schedule must be weighed in predicting outcomes

Posted May 24, 2010 @ 9:55 a.m. ET
Don’t tell me the schedule doesn’t matter in the NFL. Here’s a look at teams that will benefit the most and be hindered the most by whom they play this season.

Merriman hopes Dunn brings long-term deal

Posted May 15, 2010 @ 10:21 a.m. ET
Shawne Merriman isn't going to receive a long-term deal from the Chargers, but he's doing everything he can to get one from some team this offseason.

Chargers won't wait to play rookies Stuckey, Thomas

Posted May 06, 2010 @ 8:33 p.m. ET
The Chargers obviously have huge plans for RB Ryan Mathews, their first-round pick in April's draft, but he's not the only rookie who could see major action in Year One.

2010 draft choices by team: Chargers

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 11 p.m. ET
Here are the players who were chosen by the San Diego Chargers in the 2010 NFL draft.

Chargers GM Smith a busy man in draft's first two days

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 11:28 p.m. ET
For the second time in as many days, Chargers GM A.J. Smith traded up, landing Washington ILB Donald Butler in the third round on Friday night.

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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