Hardy named to Bucs practice squad (Football)

September 4, 2011

Daniel Hardy

One day after learning he didn’t make the 53-man roster with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Daniel Hardy of Anchorage received good news that he got picked to be a member of the practice squad.

“I’m staying in Tampa!” he told me by text message.

The rookie tight end will still get paid to play football for a living.

But he’ll have to wait to play in his first NFL game. It could still happen this season.

He understands the journey is a marathon, not a sprint.

“Just gonna keep working and improving until I get my chance,” he said.