Greg Hardy RUMORS & NEWS

  • Greg Hardy signs franchise tender

    Pro Football Talk "On Monday, the annual window for applying the franchise tag closed. On Tuesday, one of the four tagged players already made his move to embrace the restriction on his ability to hit the market. Per a league source, Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy has signed his one-year, $13.116 million..." March 04

  • Report: Panthers, Hardy are talking

    Pro Football Talk "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..." February 28

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Panthers have notified DE Greg Hardy that the franchise tag will be applied to him, per league source.

  • Will Panthers use franchise tag on Greg Hardy?

    Charlotte Observer "The first day of franchise tag season has come and gone with no new developments in the contract situation with Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy. Monday was the first day teams could tag players, and Hardy is thought to be a possible target for one on the heels of his franchise record-tying 15..." February 18

  • Release the Kraken? Carolina Panthers may be forced to do so

    Charlotte Observer "The Panthers were about $16 million over the salary cap when general manager Dave Gettleman was hired last January. A little more than a year later, the Panthers sit nearly $16 million below the projected $126.3 million cap for 2014. The $16 million figure includes the $11.6 million the..." February 08

  • Rivera: Hard to imagine team minus Hardy "Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera gave the strongest comments since the season ended on potential plans for defensive end Greg Hardy. "I know [general manager] Dave Gettleman and his staff are working,'' Rivera told reporters in New York City on Saturday night after winning the Associated..." February 02

  • Dave Gettleman on Greg Hardy: He’s part of the puzzle

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy has not been shy about the payday he’s expecting this offseason. The impending free agent is steering clear of big waves in Hawaii because he knows that the 15 sacks he recorded during the 2013 season will make him a popular player on the open market. Assuming,..." January 26

  • Toughest Carolina Panther? 15-month-old T.J. Olsen

    USA Today "There is no disputing whom the tough guy is in Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen's household. That title belongs to his 15-month-old son, T.J., the heart-and-soul motivation fueling his father's career-best, 73-reception season for a team-high 816 yards and six touchdowns. Olsen's..." January 11

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    Steve Reed @SteveReedAP

    Greg Hardy says he doesn't mind if the Panthers use the franchise tag on him.

  • Greg Hardy: ‘I’ll take a small cut’ to stay with Carolina

    Charlotte Observer "With two weeks left in the regular season, Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy said he still hasn’t heard much from the team’s front office about a contract extension. He said Wednesday he’d be willing to give the Panthers a hometown discount to stay in Charlotte. “I’ll take some cut for the..." December 19

  • Greg Hardy benched two snaps for being late to meeting

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers have been able to withstand the absence of defensive end Charles Johnson the last two games with a knee injury, in part because they have another standout end in Greg Hardy. But Hardy was standing on the sideline watching the start of yesterday’s win over the Buccaneers, his..." December 02

  • Greg Hardy drew $25,000 fine for 2012 hit, but Carson Palmer says it was clean

    Charlotte Observer "The NFL thought Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy’s hit on former Oakland quarterback Carson Palmer last season was deserving of a penalty flag and a $25000 fine. But the guy who sustained cracked ribs and a bruised lung on the play said Hardy’s hit was clean. “I do definitely remember it..." October 03

  • Panthers' Hardy transforming into an elite NFL pass rusher

    Fox Sports Carolinas "The transformation happens on Fridays. He’s Greg Hardy Monday through Thursday of game weeks. He’s the Kraken come Friday. The signature face paint resembling a pro wrestler won’t come until Sunday – neither will the pre-game name tag he displays on the back of his jersey. But the beast..." September 21

  • Panthers talk with Greg Hardy about long-term deal

    Charlotte Observer "The Panthers have been talking with defensive end Greg Hardy and his representatives about possibly getting a long-term deal done before the start of the season according to a league source. Hardy coming off a breakthrough season in 2012 is set to make $1.35million this season in the final..." August 28

  • Panthers DE Greg Hardy remains MIA from OTAs

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy was more active on social media this week than on the practice field. Hardy, who emerged as a pass-rushing force opposite end Charles Johnson last season, again was a no-show for voluntary organized team activities Thursday. Hardy was not at the..." June 07

  • Panthers’ Greg Hardy leaner, just as mean in 2013

    Charlotte Observer "Greg Hardy was in midseason form Thursday – playing and talking. The Carolina Panthers' trash-talking defensive end got leaner during the offseason, dropping nearly 15 pounds. He’s hoping to improve his speed-rush and prove his breakthrough 2012 season was not a fluke. Hardy might have lost..." May 24

  • Agent for Greg Hardy approaches Panthers about contract extension

    Charlotte Observer "The agent for Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy has approached team officials about a contract extension before Hardy enters the final year of his rookie deal. Hardy, 24, had a breakout season in 2012 when he finished with 11 sacks, 23 quarterback pressures and two forced fumbles. Hardy, a..." March 18

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