Hardy caught his only target for a 17-yard gain in Thursday's preseason opener against Washington
The clear favorite to serve as Atlanta's No. 3 receiver, Hardy drew his lone target in the final minute of the first half. Fellow wideout Aldrick Robinson did post an impressive 3-118-0 receiving line on five targets, but he's probably just fighting for a roster spot. A recent report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution suggested Hardy might even be able to push Mohamed Sanu for the No. 2 job. However, Sanu's five-year, $32.5 million contract will probably make it difficult for him to lose the job he was signed to fill. Sanu caught two passes for 18 yards on in Thursday's game.