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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 sacrifice picks to get their guy in Mathews

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 10:04 p.m. ET
The Chargers had to give up a small fortune to move up 16 spots in the first round, but they filled a major need by selecting RB Ryan Mathews.

Bolts' Smith feeling pressure to ace draft

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
The draft is usually the time when Chargers GM A.J. Smith shows off his expertise, restocking his already-loaded roster with quality depth all around.

Chargers might go after cornerback in Round One

Posted April 09, 2010 @ 10:51 a.m. ET
Consult the latest mock drafts, and the popular first-round pick for the Chargers is a running back. However, it's far from a lock that the Bolts will select a rusher in Round One.

RB Sproles signs RFA tender

Posted April 02, 2010 @ 6:34 p.m. ET
The Chargers announced that RB Darren Sproles, a restricted free agent, signed his one-year, $7.283 million tender on Friday.

Chargers sign CB Vasher

Posted March 29, 2010 @ 5:06 p.m. ET
The Chargers announced Monday that they have signed CB Nathan Vasher to a two-year contract.

Whitehurst haul makes Chargers major draft players

Posted March 26, 2010 @ 7:38 p.m. ET
It's rare that teams can change their entire draft outlook by trading away a third-stringer, but that's exactly what the Chargers did this offseason when they dealt RFA QB Charlie Whitehurst to Seattle.

Chargers re-sign DL Scott

Posted March 17, 2010 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
The Chargers announced Wednesday that they have re-signed UFA DL Ian Scott to a one-year contract.

2010 looking like Chargers' last hurrah

Posted March 15, 2010 @ 10:07 a.m. ET
The Chargers have dominated the AFC West for the better part of six seasons, but heavy personnel losses this offseason — and likely next one as well — could make 2010 their final chance to reach the Super Bowl.

Tomlinson signs two-year deal with Jets

Posted March 14, 2010 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
Agent Tom Condon confirmed Sunday night that his client, RB LaDainian Tomlinson, has agreed to a two-year deal with the Jets, a signing that will be announced by the team Monday.

Cromartie had worn out welcome in San Diego

Posted March 12, 2010 @ 6:45 p.m. ET
The Chargers have lost much more than they've gained in the early free-agency period, as GM A.J. Smith has expectedly lain low and allowed the big names to sign elsewhere. However, what he did do was acquire a ...

Chargers re-sign DE Boone, TE Wilson

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
The Chargers announced Friday that they have re-signed DE Alfonso Boone and TE Kris Wilson. Both players were unrestricted free agents and agreed to new two-year contracts.

Jets acquire Cromartie from Chargers

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 1:33 a.m. ET
On the heels of releasing CB Lito Sheppard, the Jets have acquired CB Antonio Cromartie from the Chargers in exchange for a 2011 third-round pick.

Chargers cut NT Williams, RB Bennett

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
The Chargers trimmed their roster of two veterans Thursday, parting ways with NT Jamal Williams and RB Michael Bennett.

Report: Chargers change mind, place highest tender on Sproles

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
Apparently, Darren Sproles won't be going anywhere after all. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chargers have decided to place a first- and third-round tender on the restricted free agent just one week after telling him he would ...

AFC West team needs

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 10:35 a.m. ET
The trade of Brandon Marshall has left the Broncos with a huge hole to fill at wide receiver. PFW continues its series examining the needs of each team with a look at the AFC West.

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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