It's one-and-done for Hardy and the Cowboys. Hardy had six sacks and 35 tackles in 12 games during his sole season in Dallas. Expect owner Jerry Jones and the Cowboys to select a defensive lineman during the last day of the 2016 NFL Draft.
The Bears have made a few additions to their offensive-line depth between free agency and the draft, so just how they will line up for next season seems a bit up in the air right now. After being selected by the Bears with the 20th overall pick in the 2013 draft, Long has started all but one game over the past three seasons in Chicago.
Roberts had a fairly productive season as the Redskins' main slot man in 2014, but he fell behind rookie Jamison Crowder in the passing game last season. Roberts now seems completely expendable with the addition of former TCU star Josh Doctson to the receiving corps.
Murphy started 15 games for the Redskins this past season, getting in on 32 tackles and recording 3.5 sacks. He will apparently slide up and spend most of his time on the defensive line in 2016.
Nothing much to see here other than that Lee should be ready to go in plenty of time for training camp. The veteran linebacker should once again be a key playmaker on the Cowboys' defense in 2016.
The Bears added free-agent offensive lineman Ted Larsen and Manny Ramirez through free agency earlier this year. Friday night, the team made another addition to their O-line depth by selecting Cody Whitehair, a guard from Kansas State, with the 56th overall pick in the draft. All of that seems to further open the possibility of Slauson not returning to Chicago for next season. There have been trade rumblings regarding the veteran guard for much of the offseason.
Geno the last QB to be taken in the second round by the Jets, prior to them selecting Christian Hackenberg Friday night. Smith has not shown an ability to be a long-term starting option in the 31 appearances he's had in his career. With Ryan Fitzpatrick out of the fold, at least for the time being, Smith is the top option going into summer workouts. New York also has Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg on the roster unless Fitzpatrick re-signs.
What many thought was going to happen has been officially confirmed by the Cowboys owner himself. Dallas took a chance on him last season and took a lot of heat for it, not to mention he didn't exactly produce on the field. Off the field there were a host of issues, many involving things said or written on social media sites. Whether Hardy will get another shot will undoubtedly take some time to sort out as many owners aren't fond of dealing with the kind of drama that Hardy will inevitably bring if signed.