One of the league’s top defenses is facing the possibility of losing 4th year DE Greg Hardy to free agency. According to Hardy he will be happy to take a small paycut to stay in Charlotte
“I’ll take some cut for the city,” Hardy told reporters, per The Charlotte Observer. “I still want what I deserve or what I feel (is) close to what I deserve. But I’ll definitely take a small cut for the city.”-NFL.com
The market is always kind to pass rushers and there will certainly be money out there for Johnson when the time rolls around. We will see when the heavy check books come out how much of a discount Hardy is willing to give.