Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 2/28/14
When word on the street hit that the Carolina Panthers may have issues bringing back defensive end Greg Hardy, local talk about him joining the Buccaneers started heating up. Hardy has recorded 26 sacks in the past two seasons alone while defensive ends for Tampa Bay recorded 24.5 sacks as a group in the same time span. Solely focusing on that makes it seem as if the Bucs should not even question going after him. Unfortunately, they may not get that opportunity. There is now a possibility that Hardy, who turns 26 in July, stays in Carolina. As Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer writes, the Panthers have been in constant contact with Hardy’s agent Drew Rosenhaus and if he hits he hits free agency, he is expected to demand lots of money. Hardy, 25, who is among this year’s top free agents, told reporters in January he wanted a “big number” if he signed a multiyear deal. Most industry experts believe he could draw a deal worth an average of $12 million to $14 million per season, with...
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