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  Falcons | Justin Hardy stays in Atlanta    Thu Mar 21, 03:07 PM

Free-agent WR Justin Hardy (Falcons) was re-signed to a one-year deal by the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, March 21. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Falcons | Justin Hardy finds the end zone    Sun Dec 16, 07:40 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Justin Hardy caught all three of his targets for 29 yards and a touchdown in Week 15 against the Arizona Cardinals.

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  Falcons | Justin Hardy finds the end zone    Sun Dec 9, 06:25 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Justin Hardy picked up three grabs, 30 yards and a touchdown on four targets in Week 14 against the Green Bay Packers.

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  Falcons | Atlanta has six-man competition for punt return job    Sat Jul 28, 10:40 AM

The Atlanta Falcons had WRs Reggie Davis, Justin Hardy, Marvin Hall and Calvin Ridley, RB Ito Smith and CB Isaiah Oliver returning punts during the offseason. Head coach Dan Quinn said the battle is unlikely to be settled quickly and may not be determined until the end of the preseason.

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  Falcons | Justin Hardy making progress    Thu May 31, 10:59 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Justin Hardy (shoulder) is making progress in his recovery from a shoulder injury, head coach Dan Quinn said Wednesday, May 30.

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  Falcons | Justin Hardy's recovery a few weeks     Wed Jan 24, 04:10 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Justin Hardy (shoulder) is expected to need a few weeks to recover from surgery on his right shoulder, according to a source.

Footballguys view: That puts Hardy on track to be healthy for the start of OTAs. If healthy, he'll once again serve as the team's no4 wide receiver with little fantasy value unless injuries strike on the depth chart in front of him.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's Week 13 injury report    Fri Dec 1, 03:40 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 1, and has been ruled out for Week 13. LB Sean Weatherspoon (illness) did not practice and is listed as questionable. PK Matt Bryant (back), WR Julio Jones (ankle), OG Andy Levitre (knee) and CB Brian Poole (back) were limited during practice but are not on the injury report. RB Devonta Freeman (concussion), WR Justin Hardy (shoulder), OT Ty Sambrailo (hamstring) and RB Terron Ward (knee, shoulder) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's Thursday practice report    Thu Nov 30, 07:24 PM

Atlanta Falcons CBs Desmond Trufant (concussion), Brian Poole (back), LB Sean Weatherspoon (illness) and PK Matt Bryant (back) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 30. Meanwhile, OG Andy Levitre (knee), OT Ty Sambrailo (hamstring), RB Terron Ward (shoulder, knee) and WR Justin Hardy (shoulder) were each limited.

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  Falcons | Wednesday's practice report for Atlanta    Wed Nov 29, 06:01 PM

Atlanta Falcons PK Matt Bryant (back) and CB Desmond Trufant (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 29. WR Justin Hardy (shoulder), WR Julio Jones (ankle), OG Andy Levitre (knee), CB Brian Poole (back), OT Ty Sambrailo (hamstring) and RB Terron Ward (shoulder, knee) were limited in practice, while RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) was a full participant.

Footballguys view: The Falcons defense was weaker after Trufant went out last week, and they are facing one of the best wide receiver duos in the league when Minnesota comes to town this week. His status is important to the Falcons defense's outlook this week.

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  Falcons | Week 6 injury report for Atlanta    Fri Oct 13, 06:40 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (hamstring) and DE Courtney Upshaw (ankle, knee) did not practice Friday, Oct.13, and have been ruled out for Week 6 against the Miami Dolphins. LB Jermaine Grace (hamstring) was limited, but he is also out. LB Vic Beasley (hamstring), PK Matt Bryant (back) and WR Julio Jones (hip) were limited, but have been removed from the injury report. S Ricardo Allen (concussion), WR Justin Hardy (illness), OT Ryan Schraeder (concussion) and RB Terron Ward (neck, shoulder) were able to practice in full.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's Thursday practice report    Thu Oct 12, 05:18 PM

Atlanta Falcons DE Courtney Upshaw (ankle, knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 12. LB Vic Beasley (hamstring) was limited. RB Terron Ward (neck, shoulder), OT Ryan Schraeder (concussion), WR Justin Hardy (illness) and S Ricardo Allen (concussion) participated fully.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's injury report for Wednesday    Wed Oct 11, 05:18 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Justin Hardy (illness) and DE Courtney Upshaw (ankle, knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 11. LB Vic Beasley (hamstring) was limited. CB Ricardo Allen (concussion), OT Ryan Schraeder (concussion) and RB Terron Ward (neck, shoulder) participated fully.

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  Falcons | Justin Hardy scores TD in loss    Sun Oct 1, 07:33 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Justin Hardy posted two receptions for just 12 yards in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills, but he was able to grab a touchdown.

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  Falcons | Justin Hardy working on his hands    Fri Jul 7, 11:38 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Justin Hardy has been trying to strengthen his hands this offseason, and he could factor into the return game this year.

Footballguys view: Hardy hasn't been an impact player with his Jarvis Landry lite game. Taylor Gabriel zoomed past him on the depth chart, but Hardy can still be a contributor if injuries push him into the top three receivers. He could be a player in dynasty leagues to watch on his second contract in 2019 if he gets more opportunity on a second team.

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  Falcons | Justin Hardy to see opportunities     Fri Jun 9, 11:52 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Justin Hardy will be 'one of those guys to get big time opportunities,' according to wide receivers coach Raheem Morris.

Footballguys view: Hardy's role is pretty much set for 2017. He's caught 21 passes in each of the last two years, and that's a good number to project him at for this year. Hardy is fourth on the depth chart behind Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu and Taylor Gabriel.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's Friday injury report    Fri Oct 7, 06:23 PM

Atlanta Falcons LB De'Vondre Campbell (ankle), LB Deion Jones (ankle) and LB Paul Worrilow (groin) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 7, and have been ruled out for Week 5. P Matt Bosher (hamstring), OG Chris Chester (knee), DE Dwight Freeney (non-injury), WR Justin Hardy (shoulder) and DE Brooks Reed (shoulder) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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  Falcons | Thursday practice report for Atlanta    Thu Oct 6, 09:47 PM

Atlanta Falcons P Matt Bosher (hamstring), LB De'Vondre Campbell (ankle), LB Deion Jones (ankle) and LB Paul Worrilow (groin) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6. WR Justin Hardy (shoulder) was a limited participant, and PK Matt Bryant (hamstring), OG Chris Chester (knee), LB Dwight Freeney (non-injury) and LB Brooks Reed (shoulder) were full participants.

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Deion Jones player page
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  Falcons | Atlanta's Wednesday injury report    Wed Oct 5, 06:30 PM

Atlanta Falcons P Matt Bosher (hamstring), LB De'Vondre Campbell (ankle), DE Dwight Freeney (non-injury), LB Deion Jones (ankle) and LB Paul Worrilow (groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5. OG Chris Chester (knee) and WR Justin Hardy (shoulder) were limited during practice, while DE Brooks Reed (shoulder) fully participated in practice.

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  Falcons | Friday injury report for Falcons    Fri Sep 30, 07:24 PM

Atlanta Falcons LB De'Vondre Campbell (ankle) and LB Paul Worrilow (groin) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 30, and have been ruled out for Week 4.DE Dwight Freeney (non-injury), WR Justin Hardy (shoulder) and DE Brooks Reed (shoulder) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Justin Hardy player page
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  Falcons | Thursday practice report for Atlanta    Thu Sep 29, 09:18 PM

Atlanta Falcons LB De'Vondre Campbell (ankle) and LB Paul Worrilow (groin) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 29. WR Justin Hardy (shoulder) and LB Brooks Reed (shoulder) were limited participants, and LB Dwight Freeney (non-injury) was a full participant.

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  Falcons | Saturday injury report for Atlanta    Sat Sep 24, 03:09 PM

Atlanta Falcons LB Paul Worrilow (groin) did not participate in practice Saturday, Sept. 24, and has been ruled out for Week 3. LB Brooks Reed (shoulder) was limited during practice but is not on the injury report. DE Dwight Freeney (non-injury), DT Ra'Shede Hageman (illness), WR Justin Hardy (shoulder), FS Kemal Ishmael (shoulder), DE Tyson Jackson (heel), DT Grady Jarrett (elbow) and SS Keanu Neal (knee) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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  Falcons | Friday injury report for Atlanta    Fri Sep 23, 09:03 PM

Atlanta Falcons LB De'Vondre Campbell (ankle) and LB Paul Worrilow (groin) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 23. WR Justin Hardy (shoulder), FS Keanu Neal (knee) and LB Brooks Reed (shoulder) were limited during practice. DE Dwight Freeney (non-injury), DT Ra'Shede Hageman (illness), FS Kemal Ishmael (shoulder), DE Tyson Jackson (heel) and DT Grady Jarrett (elbow) fully participated in practice.

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  Falcons | Justin Hardy out for the game    Thu Aug 25, 10:15 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Justin Hardy (ankle) will not return against the Miami Dolphins Thursday, Aug. 25, after suffering an ankle injury.

Footballguys view: Hardy has looked more settled this summer, but he's still the third wheel behind Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu and not worth a roster spot.

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  Falcons | Justin Hardy set for big role?    Mon Jun 13, 05:50 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Justin Hardy is expected to be a major contributor in the passing game this season.

Footballguys view: Hardy is going to be the team's WR3 behind Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu. We can't see his role being that fantasy relevant on a team that is going to force-feed the ball to Jones and run as much as possible with Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman.

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  Falcons | Tevin Coleman among breakout candidates    Sun Apr 17, 09:15 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman, WR Justin Hardy, LB, Vic Beasley, DT Grady Jarrett, CB Jalen Collins and FS Robenson Therezie are the six players head coach Dan Quinn is counting on to elevate their games in 2016.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners need to remember that Coleman began the 2015 season as the starter ahead of Devonta Freeman. This season, Freeman should be the lead back but Coleman is too talented to keep on the sideline. That's why the Falcons could use a RBBC with a near 50/50 split--directly impacting both RBs fantasy value.

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  Falcons | Justin Hardy in line for No. 3 job    Tue Mar 22, 12:48 AM

Atlanta Falcons WR Justin Hardy can be the No. 3 wide receiver in 2016, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff.

Footballguys view: A fourth-round pick out of East Carolina last year, Hardy knows how to move the chains. Over 70 percent of his catches as a senior resulted in first downs, and Hardy is fearless when running routes over the middle. He'll compete for the slot receiver job behind Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu.

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  Falcons | Justin Hardy not No. 2 receiver yet    Wed Mar 2, 06:05 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Justin Hardy is not automatically the No. 2 wide receiver behind WR Julio Jones, according to head coach Dan Quinn. Quinn said there are a lot of options in free agency and the draft.

Footballguys view: Hardy is OK, but there's no way Quinn will let him walk into that job. Jones attracts so much attention that having just an average receiver across from him is a waste. We expect a move in the draft.

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  Falcons | Justin Hardy targeted seven times    Sun Dec 13, 06:50 PM

Atlanta Falcons rookie WR Justin Hardy managed just one grab for nine yards in the Week 14 game against the Carolina Panthers, but he was targeted seven times.

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  Falcons | Justin Hardy could see bigger workload    Fri Nov 27, 05:27 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Justin Hardy could be used more in the passing game in Week 12 against the Minnesota Vikings alongside WRs Julio Jones and Roddy White with WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) ruled out.

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  Falcons | Justin Hardy could make impact    Wed Oct 28, 11:47 AM

Atlanta Falcons WR Justin Hardy, who has been inactive in all seven games so far, could see his first action in Week 8 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) day-to-day. QB Matt Ryan fully expects Hardy to make an impact on offense at some point this year.

Footballguys view: That's not tremendously vague or anything. We see Hardy as a long shot any week, and certainly isn't reliable enough to have on your roster, much less the starting lineup for your team. He's no better than a WR9 right now.

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  Falcons | Week 7 inactives for Falcons    Sun Oct 25, 11:37 AM

The Atlanta Falcons have declared LB Allen Bradford, OT Bryce Harris, FS Dezmen Southward, C Gino Gradkowski, WR Justin Hardy, DL Malliciah Goodman, LB Philip Wheeler inactive for Week 7.

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  Falcons | Week 6 inactives for Atlanta    Thu Oct 15, 07:07 PM

The Atlanta Falcons have declared OT Bryce Harris, FS Charles Godfrey, FS Dezmen Southward, LB Justin Durant, WR Justin Hardy, DL Malliciah Goodman, OG Mike Person inactive for Week 6.

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  Falcons | Week 5 inactives for Falcons    Sun Oct 11, 11:22 AM

The Atlanta Falcons have declared OT Bryce Harris, FS Charles Godfrey, FS Dezmen Southward, C Gino Gradkowski, WR Justin Hardy, LB Justin Durant, DL Malliciah Goodman inactive for Week 5.

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  Falcons | Atlanta lists Tevin Coleman among inactives    Sun Sep 27, 11:43 AM

The Atlanta Falcons have declared LB Brooks Reed, OT Bryce Harris, WR Devin Hester, C Gino Gradkowski, OT Jake Long, WR Justin Hardy, RB Tevin Coleman inactive for Week 3.

Footballguys view: Devonta Freeman gets the start with Coleman out.

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  Falcons | Week 2 inactives for the Falcons    Sun Sep 20, 11:53 AM

The Atlanta Falcons have declared LB Brooks Reed, OT Bryce Harris, WR Devin Hester, C Gino Gradkowski, OT Jake Long, WR Justin Hardy, DL Malliciah Goodman inactive for Week 2.

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  Falcons | Week 1 Inactives    Mon Sep 14, 05:39 PM

The Atlanta Falcons have declared LB Brooks Reed, OT Bryce Harris, WR Devin Hester, FS Dezmen Southward, C Gino Gradkowski, LB Joplo Bartu, WR Justin Hardy inactive for Week 1.

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  Falcons | Justin Hardy, three others held out    Thu Aug 6, 08:10 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Justin Hardy (illness), LB Vic Beasley (illness), RG Jon Asamoah (illness) and OLB Brooks Reed (hip/groin) were held out of practice Thursday, Aug. 6. Head coach Dan Quinn hoped all four players would be able to participate in the evening walk-through.

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  Falcons | Justin Hardy could be eased in    Wed Jul 15, 12:52 AM

Atlanta Falcons WR Justin Hardy was selected to be a long-term fixture in the offense, and he has gotten off to a good start in offseason workouts. However, with WR Leonard Hankerson in the mix, Hardy could be eased into the No. 3 role.

Footballguys view: Hardy has talent, but he'll have to adjust to the pro game before we see his full potential. At East Carolina during his senior season, almost 70 percent of his receptions went for first downs. The guy can move the chains, and Hardy can make difficult catches seem routine. Hardy is not a speed demon, and he needs to prove that he can gain separation at the pro level.

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  Falcons | Justin Hardy impresses Matt Ryan    Tue Jun 16, 10:40 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Justin Hardy has impressed QB Matt Ryan early this offseason, 'He's really picked up things. And you can see him kind of every practice he goes out there, he gets a little more comfortable and he becomes a little more confident. That's going to bode well for us. His production for us this season is going to be important.'

Footballguys view: The Falcons drafted Hardy to replace longtime WR3 Harry Douglas. He proved that he can move the sticks, converting 70 percent of his catches to first downs in 2014 at East Carolina. It's good that the rookie is already making his mark.

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