Panthers DE Hardy Ready To Play Without New Deal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Carolina defensive end Greg Hardy plans to report to training camp on time and play this season even if he doesn't get a new contract from the Panthers.

Hardy had a breakout season in 2012 with 11 sacks and had been hoping that would be enough to warrant a new deal.

But with Carolina's struggles getting under the NFL salary cap this offseason no long-term deal has been reached. Hardy says he understands the team's financial restrictions and won't allow his contractual situation to be a distraction.

Hardy missed four voluntary practices during OTAs raising speculation he might hold out. But he attended the team's first mandatory minicamp practice Tuesday.

Hardy is in the final year of a four-year contract and will make $1.35 million this season.




 
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