Report: Eagles decided not to sign former Cowboys RB JaQuan Hardy

The Eagles have decided not to sign former Cowboys running back JaQuan Hardy, who they brought in Monday for a workout.

Matt Lombardo of Heavy Sports tweeted Monday evening that the Eagles have decided not to sign Hardy “at this point.”

The St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press newspaper reported Monday morning that the Eagles planned to sign Hardy after the Vikings reached out to the second-year pro to bring him in for a workout.

Instead, they worked him out and then let him walk.

As an undrafted rookie last year, Hardy shuttled between the Cowboys’ practice squad and active roster.

In the meaningless regular-season finale at the Linc, he rushed three times for 26 yards against the Eagles, including a 22-yard touchdown run that gave the Cowboys a 51-20 lead in the fourth quarter. That was the longest rushing touchdown against the Eagles last year.

Hardy finished the season with 29 rushing yards on four carries in three games. He played eight snaps on offense and 54 on special teams.

Hardy, a Cleveland native, played his college football at Tiffin, an NCAA Division II school in Northeast Ohio. He missed the entire 2018 season with a knee injury but rushed for 3,207 yards with a 6.4 average and 28 touchdowns in three years at Tiffin and also caught 38 passes for 284 yards and three more TDs.

In 2019, his last year of college football, he rushed for 1,554 yards with a 7.6 average and 15 touchdowns.

With the 2020 season canceled, he declared for the draft instead of returning to school. He went undrafted before signing with the Cowboys.

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