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Long-Term Contract Extension For Panthers DE Greg Hardy Now More Likely

 

Panthers GM Dave Gettleman mentioned during a radio interview with Alex Marvez that the odds of re-signing DE Greg Hardy to a long-term contract have improved now that the free agent market has settled down.

  • Gettleman added that their future cap situation has also become clearer in recent days.

The Panthers placed their franchise tag on Hardy a few weeks ago and he wasted no time signing the one-year franchise tender worth $13.116 million fully guaranteed.

Hardy, 25, is widely expected to be targeting massive contract that could come close to Charles Johnson‘s six-year, $78 million deal.

The fact that QB Cam Newton is also in position to secure a long-term contract could complicate the situation some, but it appears as though Gettleman  is confident they make the numbers work.

Last year, Hardy totaled 59 tackles, 15 sacks and a forced fumble for Carolina.

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