Greg Hardy | DE | Carolina Panthers
Posted: 3/17/2015 2:30pm et
Free-agent DE Greg Hardy (Panthers) is engaged in ongoing negotiations with the Dallas Cowboys, but the two sides haven't reached an agreement, according to a source. Hardy will visit with Dallas on Tuesday, March 17.
Huddle Up: The 2013 Pro Bowler is one of the best remaining free agents and is free to sign a new deal as the NFL investigates Hardy's involvement in a domestic-violence incident last spring. Charges have since been dropped as Hardy has reached a financial settlement with his accuser, but NFL discipline is likely still forthcoming after he spent most of the 2014 season on the commissioner's exempt list. Still, Hardy's long-term potential -- he's still 26 -- remains attractive in a league continually in search of pass-rushers.
Posted: 3/5/2015 3:41pm et
Carolina Panthers impending free-agent DE Greg Hardy will be allowed to sign a new deal even though he's still on the commissioner's exempt list. NFL free agency starts Tuesday, March 10. However, his playing status remains in limbo, and he isn't allowed to play until he's removed from the exempt list, which might prevent teams from talking to him in free agency. The league has uncovered enough evidence in a domestic violence charge to warrant a suspension, according to a league source.
Huddle Up: Bittersweet news at best for the Panthers' 2013 sack leader as most teams figure to take a wait-and-see approach before extending any kind of contact offer.
Posted: 2/22/2015 5:33pm et
Carolina Panthers impending free-agent DE Greg Hardy could receive interest from the Cincinnati Bengals during free agency.
Huddle Up: Hardy, who recorded 26 sacks during the 2012-13 seasons, is on plenty of FA radar screens, but the majority of teams will wait and see if any league disciplinary measures are forthcoming for the DE.
Posted: 2/8/2015 8:51pm et
Carolina Panthers impending free-agent DE Greg Hardy is not expected to re-sign with the team this offseason, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Hardy's legal issues and the league's changed domestic-violence climate appears to have ended the Carolina -- and maybe league -- run for the time being of the Pro Bowl DE who had 15 sacks in 2013.
Posted: 8/4/2014 8:29pm et
Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy's jury trial to appeal a judge's guilty verdict has been set for November 17. Hardy's attorney, Chris Fialko, doesn't expect the trial to be heard until 2015. If the trial goes on as scheduled, it would take place on the Monday of the team's bye week. The Panthers do not plan on disciplining Hardy until the legal process is completed.
Huddle Up: With the legal system being notoriously slow while grinding its gears, Hardy's owners in IDP leagues can expect to have the DE's services for a full season.
Posted: 7/17/2014 4:37pm et
Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy could be cut by the team because, according to former DE Mike Rucker, Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is sensitive to the topic of domestic violence. The guilty verdict could at least keep the team from looking to re-sign him to a long-term deal.
Huddle Up: It's hard to envision the Panthers flat-out waiving the DE, who tied the franchise single-season sack record with 15 last year, but a team- or league-mandated suspension is pretty much a certainty if Hardy's guilty verdict stands after his appeal is heard.
Posted: 7/16/2014 12:34am et
Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy was found guilty Tuesday, July 15, of assaulting a female and communicating threats. Mecklenburg County Judge Rebecca Thorn-Tin sentenced Hardy to 18 months' probation. A 60-day jail sentence was suspended. Hardy's attorney Chris Fialko said he'll appeal, and Hardy has asked for a jury trial in superior court.
Huddle Up: Any NFL penalties likely will wait until after the appeal is heard. And that appeal now is almost sure to cut into the season for the Pro Bowl DE -- not good news for the Panthers or Hardy's IDP owners.
Posted: 7/15/2014 7:39pm et
Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy appeared in court Tuesday, July 15, on charges of communicating threats and assaulting an ex-girlfriend. She testified Tuesday that Hardy strangled her and threatened to kill her.
Huddle Up: Hardy's career year (15 sacks, 65 total tackles) was a big reason why the Panthers' D made the jump to No. 2 in the league in both points and yards allowed in 2013, but Tuesday's lurid testimony is another reminder why the team franchise-tagged the DE instead of putting more effort into working out a long-term deal.
Posted: 6/24/2014 10:22pm et
Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy is scheduled to go to trial for two misdemeanor charges on July 15, 2014. Hardy is scheduled to face charges he allegedly assaulted and threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend.
Huddle Up: The Panthers and the league will be watching with interest, and so will IDP league GMs with the DE having finished third in the league in sacks (15) and tied for fifth in tackles for loss (17) a year ago.
Posted: 5/13/2014 11:24pm et
Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy was arrested Tuesday, May 13, on suspicion of domestic violence involving his girlfriend.
Huddle Up: This is just a preliminary report and more details are forthcoming, but this isn't exactly the offseason headline the Panthers wanted to see from their franchise-tag DE, who recorded a career-high 15 sacks this past season. See what develops here.