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61 Nick Hardwick C
Height/Weight: 6-4/305 | Birthdate: 9/2/1981 | Birthplace: Franklin, IN, USA | Team: San Diego | College: Purdue | NFL Experience: 11
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Neck injury ends Nick Hardwick's season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) The Chargers announced Wednesday offensive lineman Nick Hardwick was placed on injured reserve due to a neck injury.

"It’s hard and it’s still setting in," he said of missing the rest of the season, per the team's official website. "I have a touch of shock I guess and I don’t really know how I feel right now.  You’re programmed one way and through everything you’ve done you’ve always continued to push forward and push through to find ways to get on the field. Unfortunately for this season it’s not going to happen anymore."


Nick Hardwick leaves with ankle injury


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2014) Chargers center Nick Hardwick exited Monday night's game in Arizona in the first half with an ankle injury. He was replaced by Rich Ohrnberger.

Nick Hardwick says he'll play this season


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2014) Chargers center Nick Hardwick, 32, who had considered retiring, met with team executives and told them he'll play this year, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. Hardwick is owed $3.4 million in salary and a $500,000 roster bonus for the 2014 season.

Chargers could make moves to save money


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/18/2014) The Chargers could part with center Nick Hardwick and receiver Eddie Royal to save money this offseason, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason LaCanfora.

LaCanfora reports that the Chargers could save $4.4 million by releasing Hardwick, who is currently scheduled to cost $6.2 million against the cap. LaCanfora says about Hardwick that "I figure he isn't back" next year.

As for Royal, LaCanfora reports the Chargers could save $4.5 million in cap space by parting ways. Royal had 47 catches for 631 yards and eight touchdowns for San Diego in 2013.


Nick Hardwick might be done with football


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/18/2014) Chargers center Nick Hardwick is contemplating retirement after completing his 10th season in the NFL, per the San Diego Union-Tribune. He has one season left on his three-year contract, but could still call it quits.

Hardwick remained effective in 2013, helping his team reach the playoffs and earn a spot in the AFC semifinals. His teammates voted him Chargers Lineman of the Year. He has started all 135 games in which he's played since entering the league in 2004.


Injured Chargers able to go


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/12/2014) Several Chargers who were on the injury report are active for the game at Denver, including offensive tackles King Dunlap (ankle) and D.J. Fluker (ankle), center Nick Hardwick (neck/concussion), defensive end Kendall Reyes (ankle) and safety Eric Weddle (hamstring).

Six Chargers questionable for playoff battle


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/10/2014) The Chargers list six starters as questionable for their Sunday game in Denver, including offensive linemen Jeromey Clary (shoulder), D.J. Fluker (ankle) and Nick Hardwick (neck, concussion).

Also questionable are wide receiver Eddie Royal (toe), running back Ryan Mathews (ankle) and defensive tackle Sean Lissemore (shoulder).


Nick Hardwick fine for Friday session


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/10/2014) Chargers center Nick Hardwick (concussion) was cleared for Friday practice. He should be active for the playoff clash Sunday at Denver.

One lineman back, one still out for Chargers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2014) Chargers tackle D.J. Fluker (ankle) returned to practice Thursday after missing the Wednesday session. But fellow offensive lineman Nick Hardwick (concussion, neck) remained out. Meanwhile, guard Jeromey Clary left the Wednesday practice with a shoulder issue and did not practice on Thursday.

Quintet of Chargers take Wednesday off


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2014) Five Chargers were sidelined from Wednesday practice, but four of the absences were considered rest days, per the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Those given the red light were center Nick Hardwick, wide receiver Eddie Royal, tackle D.J. Fluker, safety Eric Weddle and running back Ryan Mathews. All are expected to play in the Sunday playoff game at Denver.

Hardwick is going through concussion protocol. He was diagnosted with the concussion after the playoff win in Cincinnati.


Nick Hardwick questionable to return against Bengals


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/5/2014) Chargers center Nick Hardwick is questionable to return against the Bengals. 

Hardwick is dealing with a neck stinger. He came out of the game early in the first quarter, and was replaced by Rich Ohrnberger. 


Injured Chargers cleared to face Raiders


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) A slew of Chargers who were on the injury report are active against the Raiders, including linebacker Bront Bird (ankle), right tackle D.J. Fluker (ankle), center Nick Hardwick (not injury-related), linebacker Jarret Johnson (hand), fullback Le'Ron McClain (hamstring), safety Eric Weddle (hamstring) and cornerback Shareece Wright (foot).

All had been listed as probable except McClain, who was questionable. 


Chargers injury report includes five offensive probables


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2013) The Chargers are quite healthy heading into their critical game Sunday against visiting Oakland. Only wide receiver Eddie Royal (toe) and fullback Le'Ron McClain (hamstring) are questionable. Royal is expected to play.

Also on offense who are probable are wide receiver Keenan Allen (shoulder), tackle D.J. Fluker (ankle), center Nick Hardwick (not injury related), tight end Antonio Gates (not injury related) and featured back Ryan Mathews (foot)


Chargers healthy as they prepare for Broncos


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2013) The Chargers are in excellent shape heading into their Thursday night clash against Denver. Only wide receiver Eddie Royal (toe) and cornerback Johnny Patrick (ankle) are listed as questionable, though both are expected to play. The rest on their injury report are probable.

The defensive players on that list are ends Corey Liuget (knee) and Lawrence Guy (toe), linebacker Jarret Johnson (hand), lineman Sean Lissemore (toe) and cornerback Shareece Wright (foot).

The offensive probables are wide receiver Keenan Allen (shoulder), center Nick Hardwick (neck) and tackle D.J. Fluker (ankle). 


Two questionable, six probable on Chargers injury list


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/6/2013) Two key Chargers have been listed as questionable for Sunday against the Giants. Wideout Eddie Royal (toe/chest) and linebacker Jarret Johnson (hand) have received that desgination.

The probables on their injury report are offensive linemen King Dunlap (neck), D.J. Fluker (ankle) and Nick Hardwick (neck), defensive ends Corey Liuget (knee) and Lawrence Guy (toe) and wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins (knee).


Neck injury has Nick Hardwick out of Wednesday practice


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2013) Center Nick Hardwick is the lone Chargers offensive lineman to miss practice on Wednesday, per the San Diego Union-Tribune. He has been nursing a neck ailment, but has yet to miss a start.

Chargers place eight among probables for Sunday battle


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/29/2013) The Chargers have designated eight players as probable for the game Sunday against the Bengals, including running back Ryan Mathews and tight end Antonio Gates, both of whom are nursing hamstring injuries.

The others are wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu (hamstring), tackle D.J. Fluker (knee), defensive ends Corey Liuget (shin) and Lawrence Guy (toe), center Nick Hardwick (neck) and long snapper Mike Windt (ankle).


Five probable Chargers ready to play


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2013) Chargers S Jahleel Addae, WR Vincent Brown, DE Lawrence Guy, C Nick Hardwick and LB Manti Te'o are active Week 12 against the Chiefs.

Brown was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday, but returned to full practice Friday. Hardwick was limited Thursday, but practiced in full Friday. Addae, Guy and Te'o were full participants every day this week.


Most Chargers probable on injury report


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2013) Two Chargers starters have been designated as questionable for the game Sunday in Kansas City. They are wide receiver Eddie Royal (toe) and cornerback Johnny Patrick (concussion).

Royal did not participate in any practice this week, but the same held true the previous three weeks and he was active for every game.

The probables for the Chargers are safety Jahleel Addae (ankle), wide receivers Vincent Brown (shoulder) and Keenan Allen (knee), defensive end Lawrence Guy (toe), center Nick Hardwick (neck), running back Ryan Mathews (hamstring) and linebacker Manti Te'o (elbow).


Nick Hardwick gets go-ahead for Sunday game action


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2013) A neck injury will not keep Chargers center Nick Hardwick sidelined Sunday against the Dolphins. He had been listed as questionable.

Wide variety featured on Chargers injury report


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2013) The Chargers injury report released Friday features every designation but doubtful, but the only player out for Sunday in Miami is tackle King Dunlap (neck).

Listed as questionable are safety Jahleel Addai (ankle), center Nick Hardwick (neck), linebacker Jarret Johnson (hamstring), fullback Le'Ron McClain (ankle) and wideout Eddie Royal (toe). Royal did not participate in any practice this week, but the same has held true the last two weeks and he played in both games.

The probables are tackle D.J. Fluker (illness), defensive end Lawrence Guy (toe), running back Ryan Mathews (hamstring), offensive linemen Mike Remmers (ankle) and Chad Rinehart (toe) and linebacker Manti Te'o (elbow).


Two key Chargers out of practice on Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2013) A hamstring injury that prevented Chargers  linebacker Jarret Johnson from playing in three of the last four games also kept him out of Wednesday practice. Also out on Wednesday was starting center Nick Hardwick, who left the Week 10 loss to Denver with a stinger.

Nick Hardwick questionable to return Week 10


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2013) Chargers center Nick Hardwick is questionable to return Week 10 against the Broncos.

Hardwick suffered a stinger and was briefly taken out of the game. He briefly returned, but could not play through the pain.