Panthers: Greg Hardy wants contract bigger than Charles Johnson


Greg Hardy is the best pass rusher available in free agency and he wants to be paid that way reports Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer.

Hardy, 26, wants a bigger contract than the one that the Carolina Panthers gave Charles Johnson in 2011. Johnson landed a six-year deal worth $78 million, of which $32 million was guaranteed.

While the Panthers could place the franchise tag on Hardy the $12.5 million cost would eat up all of their salary cap space.

Hardy had 15 sacks and made 5 tackles while forcing a fumble in 2013.