Earlier this month, Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn expressed shock over the failure of the team to commence negotiations with him or any of the other impending Carolina free agents.

“I don’t think they’ve talked to anybody, yet — not even Greg Hardy,” Munnerlyn said.

They’re apparently talking a Carolina blue streak now, Jack.

According to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers have been communicating with defensive end Greg Hardy’s agent about a possible deal for the free-agent-to-be. The Panthers have until Monday to apply the franchise tag to Hardy.

Last week at the Scouting Combine, G.M. Dave Gettleman dodged the question of whether the tag would be used on Hardy.