Report: Panthers, Greg Hardy talking extension

According to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers and defensive end Greg Hardy are talking about getting a long-term extension done.

The Panthers have been talking with defensive end Greg Hardy and his representatives about possibly getting a long-term deal done before the start of the season, according to a league source.

Hardy, coming off a breakthrough season in 2012, is set to make $1.35million this season in the final year of his rookie deal.

Drew Rosenhaus, Hardy’s agent, approached Panthers’ officials about a contract extension during the spring. At the time, first-year general manager Dave Gettleman was working to get the Panthers’ salary cap situation under control.

Hardy had a very strong season in 2012 with 61 tackles, 11 sacks and 2 forced fumbles.