Inside The Bills

Jauron on Hardy’s PUP status

Posted by Chris Brown on October 21, 2009 – 3:56 pm

James Hardy may have returned to the practice setting on Wednesday, but the Bills coaching staff won’t be rushing to make any decisions on his status with respect to the active roster.

“His time frame is real clear,” said Jauron. “We have 21 days from the start of it and then we have to make a decision. he hasn’t been on the field in a long time, it’s been close to a year. So we’ll take it a little bit slow. In other words it’s not going to be this week. Hopefully that doesn’t disappoint him, but I think that would be a little bit careless.

“It’s just great to see him back out there. I watched him on a number of routes that he ran for our look squad and he ran hard and he doesn’t seem to favor it at all. And he’s worked awfully hard to come back so we’re excited to have him. And now that the clock is running, we’ve got 21 days and we’ll see where it goes.”

Presumably the staff will watch him for a couple of weeks in the practice setting and make a call on his status. However, with six receivers already on the roster it’s going to be interesting to see what the coaching staff decides to do. Having 7 receivers on a 53-man roster is unusual.

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