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.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 211058361 - witn.com/a?a=211058361
Gray Television, Inc.