PFT on NBCSN: Greg Hardy, Free agency preview

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Defensive end Greg Hardy knows that he’s staying with the Panthers.

The big question now is whether he’ll be playing the year under the franchise tender, which Hardy has already signed, or whether he’ll agree to a long-term contract in Carolina. That will be a leading topic of conversation when Hardy visits Pro Football Talk on NBCSN on Thursday.

We’ll see what Hardy has to say about talks with the Panthers about a multi-year deal and find out what led him to sign the tender so soon after the Panthers tagged him. The state of the Panthers heading into the offseason will also be up for discussion during Hardy’s visit.

We’re less than two days away from the start of the negotiating window for teams and the agents for free agents from all teams, which means it is time for the next installment of our free agency preview.

It all gets started at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.