Defensive end Greg Hardy has been a dynamic player for the Carolina Panthers. The two haven’t talked about a contract extension yet though, but Hardy would be willing to take a hometown discount in order to stay with the organization.
“I’ll take some cut for the city,” Hardy told reporters, via 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.”
“I’m the man here, so I have no reason to want to leave,” he said. “Perfect position, winning team, I get creative freedom sometimes on the field when it’s my game.”
Hardy is currently making $1.35 million in the final year of his rookie contract. His fellow defensive lineman have gotten some big contracts. Defensive end Charles Johnson signed a six-year $76 million deal in 2011.
“I ain’t going to put no number on it. I just know I’ve been here for close to minimum for a long time,” said Hardy. “The one thing that holds consistent is – there’s always going to be ups and downs in deals – but good players are going to get paid. Or good players with good agents.”
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