This should come as no surprise given that Hardy will be appearing in court tomorrow for a domestic violence dispute that occurred in May with ex-girlfriend Nicole Holder.
On top of that, there has been no reported progress between the two parties regarding a contract extension.
The Panthers and the NFL could hand down punishment for his involvement in the domestic violence incident once his court case has concluded.
Hardy will make $13.116 million under the franchise tag and should get the opportunity to pursue a long-term contract on the open market next year. In 2013, Hardy totaled 59 tackles, 15 sacks and a forced fumble for Carolina.
We have Hardy listed as the No. 4 player in our Top 25 – 2015 Free Agents List.