Adrian Peterson’s win in Judge David Doty’s courtroom today isn’t just a win for the Vikings running back.
Other players who were stuck in commissioner’s exempt limbo caught a break as well.
A league source tells PFT that Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy will seek immediate reinstatement, in time to become a free agent.
Hardy made $13.1 million, but played one game for the Panthers last year after domestic violence charges (which were later dismissed), and many teams were concerned about the possibility he’d be suspended upon signing any new deal.
The Panthers aren’t expected to pursue him regardless, but the possibility he might be eligible from day one will certainly help his market.