Jimmy Graham of the New Orleans Saints did it.
Antonio Gates of the San Diego Chargers did it.
Tony Gonzalez of the Atlanta Falcons did it.
So who’s to say it won’t work for Andre Hardy. Hardy, who played college basketball for two years at Oral Roberts, then two years at Cal State Fullerton, signed a free agent contract to become a tight end with the Oakland Raiders Thursday afternoon after having a Pro Day workout on April 4th. The terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Hardy, 25 – a San Diego native, has not played football since high school. In the 1980s his father, Andre, spent three years in the NFL as a running back for the Eagles, Seahawks and 49ers.
Andre Hardy becomes the fourth Tight End on Oakland’s Roster, joining David Ausberry, Richard Gordon and Brandon Myers. They might be playing a game of musical chairs with only three seats; let’s see what happens in the offseason.
Written by – Arnold Glass II – AFC West Writer