Hardman ReturnsNovember 28th, 2012
The story of guard Derek Hardman always flummoxed Joe a bit.
Hardman was an undrafted rookie in 2010, and played five games in place of Davin Joseph, during which time the Bucs’ ground game was stellar and the passing game put up big numbers. Hardman did well, notbably holding fellow rookie Ndamukong Suh in check.
Then Hardman fell off the map. He saw very little action in 2011, none this season, and was cut by the New Schiano Order after two games, despite Joseph being out for the season.
That seemed odd considering he had more experience at guard than the guys considered to be Joseph’s replacements.
But now Hardman is back off the streets, re-signed today by the Bucs.