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Raiders Visit With Cal State Fullerton's Andre Hardy

Could the Oakland Raiders be looking to take a page out of the San Diego Chargers' playbook? They just might as the Raiders were one of seven teams to be in attendance for a workout for Cal State Fullerton's Andre Hardy in San Diego last week, according to 1500ESPN.com.

Hardy is a 6-foot-5, 244 pound former basketball player at Oral Roberts and Fullerton who is looking to play tight end in the NFL even though he hasn't played football since high school.

Still, Hardy has all the makings of a football player. He has the size plus he ran a 4.7-second 40-yard dash and has a 79-inch wingspan. With the success of the Chargers' Antonio Gates and the breakout season of Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, former basketball players converting into dominant tight ends with limited football backgrounds is something with a proven track record.

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