Greg Hardy open to hometown discount to stay with Panthers


As a late-round draft pick, Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy has been playing on a relatively small contract throughout the first four seasons of his career.

Drafted by the team in 2010, Hardy is in the final year of his rookie contract with the Panthers. Having compiled 19 sacks over the past two season, Hardy is sure to get a sizable raise this offseason.

However, he’s not necessarily seeking the biggest pay day he can find. According to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, Hardy is willing to take a slightly lesser deal in order to stay with the Panthers.

“I’ll take some cut for the city. I still want what I deserve or what I feel (is) close to what I deserve,” Hardy said. “But I’ll definitely take a small cut for the city.”

Combined with Charles Johnson, Star Lotulelei and Dwan Edwards, the Panthers’ defensive front has become one of the league’s best. Hardy likes his role with the Panthers and doesn’t see any reason to move elsewhere if the money is right.

5 responses to “Greg Hardy open to hometown discount to stay with Panthers

  1. The cheap ass Panthers will lowball him and he will go to the Seahawks on a cheap prove-it deal like Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett. He isn’t good enough to start in Seattle but the opportunity hitch a ride on the second straight Seahawks SB victory will be too enticing for him to ignore.

  2. I always take what Hardy says with a grain of salt, because he is so completely insane. I hope he’s willing to take a back-loaded contract, because Gettleman is still cleaning up the cap mess left by the newspaper writer who was our last GM. Our backfield is still very much over-paid, Ted Ginn is going to want a new contract, and the time is drawing near for Cam to get his second contract. And we still need several more offensive linemen and defensive backs. I’m confident our front office will work it out, and we’ll have The Kracken and all his insanity for years to come.

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