Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is seeking immediate reinstatement from the NFL after a federal judge cleared the way for Peterson's return to the league.
Hardy's agent Drew Rosenhaus said, "We are working very closely with the NFLPA on this process," adding that he hopes his client will be reinstated soon.
Like Peterson, Hardy spent the majority of last season on the commissioner's exempt list, which prevented him from playing.
Hardy was convicted last summer on two counts of domestic violence. He appealed and had both charges dismissed Feb. 9 when his accuser couldn't be located to testify.
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