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Greg Hardy Learning From Last Offseason Almost a year after a motorcycle accident spoiled his offseason preparations, Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is not only done riding – he's also in the best shape of his life. Hardy, a sixth-round pick out of Ole Miss in 2010, added nearly 20 pounds of muscle to his 6-foot-4 frame this offseason. He was able to bulk up from 280 to 299 pounds by eating more protein and spending quite a bit of time in the weight room. Panthers general manager Marty Hurney believes that a heavier Hardy will be an improved Hardy. “He’s put on some weight and kept the same quickness. He shows the desire. He’s done everything to show you that he wants to be very, very good,” Hurney told The Charlotte Observer. “He’s improved. I think the offseason’s helped him a lot. … He’s just got a special knack as far as rushing the passer.” A bigger man also requires a bigger vehicle. Hardy now drives a Chevrolet Avalanche, which he described as "a reall...
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